June 22, 2015

Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer’s protein, memory loss

Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle.  UC Berkeley scientists have found compelling evidence that poor sleep — particularly a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories — is a channel through which the beta-amyloid protein believed to trigger Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain’s long-term memory.  {read more here}