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Can Sleep Loss Cause Alzheimers?

Alzheimer’s Disease is a chronic degenerative disorder of the brain. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s involve memory loss. The ailment is believed to affect many dementia patients.

In a new sleep study, experts discover a possible link between Alzheimer’s and disturbed rest. Sleep is a restorative process that involves the recovery of neuronal components, some may impact the onset of Alzheimer’s.

Samples of cerebrospinal fluid were collected from adult participants of the study upon sleep deprivation. The research focuses on the A-beta and tau protein content found in adults. Both proteins have been linked to the contracting of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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