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Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Poor Sleep Quality and Impaired Function in Pregnancy

A new study links restless leg syndrome to poor quality sleep and poor daytime function in pregnant women. RLS is common in pregnant women, especially in the third trimester. It is estimated up to 36% of women suffer RLS at some point during pregnancy. Researchers say identifying and treating RLS could help alleviate some of the burden of the symptoms.... Read More...
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Explaining the Link Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s

A new study published in brain reveals that just one night of sleep disruption causes an increase in amyloid beta in the brains of healthy, middle aged people. A full week of sleep disturbances leads to a build up of Tau, another protein associated with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The study sheds light on why poor sleep has previously been associated with the development of Alzheimer's and other dementias.... Read More...
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Sleep Problems May Be An Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

A new study links sleep problems with increased biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers discovered those who report low sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and other sleep problems had elevated levels of Alzheimer's related biomarkers in their spinal fluid than those who reported no sleep problems. However, no abnormalities were found in the spinal fluid of people with obstructive sleep apnea.... Read More...