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Scientists have revealed evidence of a strong connection between sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a general term for a decline in memory loss and cognitive abilities.
Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking, and behavioral patterns. It is a degenerative brain disease that typically worsens over time if not treated accordingly. More than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.
Getting quality, deep sleep and the recommended amount of sleep each night may be protective against the development of various types of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease.