Is a lack of deep sleep linked to Alzheimer’s?

“Changes in sleep habits may actually be setting the stage for dementia,” says Jeffrey Iliff, a brain scientist at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. The brain appears to clear out toxins linked to Alzheimer’s during sleep and, at least, among research animals that don’t get enough solid shut-eye, those toxins can build up and damage the brain.

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