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A study published in JAMA Neurology reports that participants with evidence of preclinical Alzheimer's experienced worse sleep efficiency than those with no evidence of potential Alzheimer’s. One hundred forty five people between ages 45 and 75 took part in the study conducted by researchers at the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine. 

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It's scary what sleep deprivation is doing to a lot of us. Modern life can make it tough to sleep well. We need to understand the importance of sleep, so the more studies on that, the better.

Sleep deprivation can lead to many disorders, sleep allows our bodies to heal. When we are deprived of sleep our brain cannot rid the free radicals as effectively and this leads to the onset of Alzheimer's and Dementia.

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