Risk of Alzheimer’s May Be Higher in Older Adults With Sleep Problems

Researchers say lack of sleep can cause a buildup of certain proteins in the brain.

Written by George Citroner on January 13, 2019

“Research shows that during sleep the brain can shrink substantially as it clears built-up toxins, tau, and amyloid among them, Dr. Alex Dimitriu, who is double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, told Healthline.

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