Sleep Deprivation Linked To A Protein Related To Alzheimer’s Disease
The Protein Level Increases After Just One Night Of Poor Sleep
According to researchers, sleep deprivation is not as harmless as it seems. One night of sleep deprivation increased the levels of beta-amyloid, a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease. This protein accumulates between the brain cells and forms structures similar to plaques, which affect brain cell communication. The plaques formed on areas of the brain responsible for long-term memory and processing of sensory information. The research does not confirm if this plaque buildup is reversed with proper sleeping, however, the conclusion was that proper sleeping is crucial for the correct functioning of the brain. More details click here.