Nodding off during the day could be Alzheimer's risk
Scientists have confirmed a link between excessive sleepiness during the day and a build-up of beta-amyloid plaques in people without dementia.
This finding supports previous literature suggesting that excessive daytime sleepiness is a risk factor for cognitive decline or dementia.
Indeed, the latest evidence suggests that regularly getting a good night’s sleep may help to clear soluble β-amyloid (Αβ) and disturbed sleep may aid in its accumulation.
Disrupted sleep can also increase synaptic activity