A new study published in the journal PLOS Biology A new way for the brain to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, namely deep sleep, where Penn State University scientists discovered that sleep-dependent brain activity – the kind that occurs during deep, restful sleep and non-rapid eye movement (NREM)NREMIt can help the body get rid of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
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Extensive research has indicated that one way Alzheimer’s disease develops is when levels of amyloid-beta proteins accumulate (Aβ) and tau in the brain This often occurs 10 to 20 years before formal diagnosis.
And this isn’t the first research to hint at protein burden in the brain and the sleep link: In 2018, scientists found that a single night of sleep deprivation increases the load levels of amyloid-beta proteins. Aβ inside the brain.
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to get this waste out of the body through the glymphatic system, which is part of the central nervous system, and deep sleep may help the brain to get rid of these toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
during non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleepNREM), the kind that happens when it’s really hard to wake up because you’re “too far.” The brain produces slow, steady electrical waves that act as an internal cleaning mechanism.
“The study linked the coupling between global resting-state brain activity and cerebrospinal fluid flow to Alzheimer’s disease,” said Xiao Liu, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Penn State.
The study authors recommended adding sleep analysis to the Alzheimer’s disease detection protocol.