Originally Published at https://health.clevelandclinic.org/if-you-have-sleep-apnea-your-memory-may-decline-earlier-in-life/

Sleep apnea — a sleep disorder in which your breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep — may be doing more than affecting the quality of your sleep and making you tired.

A recent study found a long-suspected connection between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found damage in the brain starts in the same place and spreads the same way in both Alzheimer’s disease and in sleep apnea.

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