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Study links drowsiness in Alzheimer’s to wake-promoting brain regions


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Journal
JAMA Neurology
Reuters Health - 07/04/2022 - Sleep-related symptoms in Alzheimer's disease correlate with neuron numbers in three subcortical brain areas, according to a new study that suggests the loss of wake-promoting cells is at the root of early sleep disturbances.  Researchers analyzed sleep-study data from patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), as well as postmortem brain tissue from the same subjects. They report in JAMA Neurology that in the context of significant neuronal loss, quantities of remaining neurons in three wake-promoting regions in the hypothalamus and brainstem correlate strongly with sleep-related characteristics of each disease. 


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