A recent study has found that severe sleep apnoea and a decrease in slow-wave sleep are linked to changes in biomarkers in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The buildup of tau and amyloid proteins in the brain can potentially lead to the development of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. This study highlights the importance of preventing or slowing down these changes in order to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Since there is currently no treatment for these changes in the brain, finding ways to prevent them from happening or getting worse is crucial. Further research is needed to better understand the relationship between sleep disorders and brain changes in order to develop effective preventive therapies.
Today: December 2, 2023