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Alzheimer's Study: Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Levels of Tau Protein

News   Jan 10, 2019 | Original Press Release from Washington University School of Medicine

Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Levels of Alzheimer's Protein

Reduced amounts of slow brain waves – the kind that occur in deep, refreshing sleep – are associated with high levels of the toxic brain protein tau. This computer-generated image maps the areas where the link is strongest, in shades of red and orange. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that decreased deep sleep is associated with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: Brendan Lucey



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