Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Poor sleep quality and Alzheimer's disease
This article discussed research about Alzheimer's disease and sleep. Researchers looked at a marker for Alzheimer's, called beta-Amyloid. The results showed that those with lower sleep quality and shorter sleep duration had higher levels of beta-Amyloid. However, sleep duration and quality was determined by subject self-report. It will be helpful to see if the relationship holds up with objective sleep measurements.