Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Insomnia Awake

Decline In Sleep Quality Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors


High levels of beta-amyloid protein and tau protein are risk
factors for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study has found an association between declining
sleep quality as people age and having higher levels of beta-amyloid protein
and tau protein.





Participants in the study included 95 people who took part in the
Berkeley Aging Cohort Study. All the participants had their brains scanned with
PET to detect beta-amyloid tangles and tau protein tangles. They also filled
out questionnaires that asked about sleep quality in their 40’s, 50’s, and
60’s.





Participants that reported a decline in sleep quality in their
40’s and 50’s were found to have beta-amyloid protein tangles in their brains
later in life. Participants that reported a decline in sleep quality in their 50’s
and 60’s had more tau protein tangles in their brains later in life.





The researchers also found that participants with high levels of
tau protein in their brains were more likely to lack the synchronized brain
waves that are associated with good sleep. This synchronization of brain waves
occurs during deep or non-rapid eye movement sleep. This is the stage of sleep
during which the body repairs and regrows tissues, builds bone and muscle, and
strengthens the immune system.





The study was conducted by researchers from the University of California
Berkeley. It was published June 17, 2019 in The
Journal of Neuroscience
.


Previous article Probioitic Supplementation May Help Improve Irritable Bowel Symptoms

Related Posts

Study Finds Not Smoking and Being Socially Engaged May Increase Lifespan
Study Finds Not Smoking and Being Socially Engaged May Increase Lifespan
Researchers from the University of Otago have released a report that suggests that not smoking and being socially eng...
Read More
Vitamin E Supplementation May Help Support Nerve Function
Vitamin E Supplementation May Help Support Nerve Function
When nerve function decreases, individuals may experience numbness, loss of sensation, and sometimes pain in your fee...
Read More
Sedentary Lifestyle May Increase Risk of Death from Cancer
Sedentary Lifestyle May Increase Risk of Death from Cancer
A sedentary lifestyle can lead to several health issues, including diabetes, poor cardiovascular health, and poor sle...
Read More
×