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Sleep ‘Sweeps’ Mind of ‘Monsters;’ Helps Fight Dementia

March 25, 2020. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today about the connection between sleep and dementia

“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily. Their brains must be cleaner, the floorboards of the skull well swept; All the little monsters closed up in a steamer trunk at the foot of the bed.” This simple quote from David Benioff, an American TV producer and screenwriter, is close to the scientific truth about sleep and its effects on mental and overall health. Most notable is the growing evidence of a relationship between lost, fragmented and disordered sleep and the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia.

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