10/03/2023 08:33

Direct link between Alzheimer's disease and poor sleep quality, study finds

There is a direct link between Alzheimer's and poor sleep quality: demonstrating this and explaining the mechanism for the first time is research by the Centre for Sleep Medicine at the Molinette Hospital of Turin's City of Health and the University of Turin.

The researchers examined the effect of disturbed sleep in mice genetically predisposed to the deposition of beta-amyloid, a protein that irreversibly impairs the animal's cognitive functions even when young.

The work was published in the international scientific journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications.