According to new findings, excessive drowsiness during the day may indicate the production and accumulation of beta-amyloid proteins in the brain
A study by American scientists from the Mayo Clinic indicates a link between excessive daytime sleepiness and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The professional journal “JAMA Neurology” writes that drowsiness during the day is one of the symptoms of aging, which is already associated with the risk to health in old age.
According to new findings, excessive daytime sleepiness may indicate the production and accumulation of beta-amyloid proteins in the brain. Deposits of these proteins are one of the fundamental features of Alzheimer’s disease, and earlier studies have linked quality sleep to a higher chance of “clearing” them from the brain.
The new study used data collected from 283 people over the age of 70.