Daytime sleeping increases risk of Alzheimer's disease, says study

Older people who feel sleepy during the daytime are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. These are the findings of a new study.

Alzheimer's disease is known to affect the sleep cycle of patients. They find it hard to feel well rested. A good night’s sleep is rare.

This leads the patient to feel deprived of sleep. A need they tend to meet by sleeping in the daytime. The patients’ also feel dull and tired through the day, because they do not sleep well at night.

People who sleep during the daytime have more chances of accumulated deposits of a brain protein, that is an indicator of Alzheimer's disease.

Once the proteins start to collect and deposit in the brain, they affect the flow of communication between brain cells.

Many studies suggest that disturbed sleep is a major sign of Alzheimer's disease.

Scientists hope that the new findings will lead to a focus on developing therapies based on sleep for people with Alzheimer's disease.

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