New research explains insomnia prevalence among elderly

August 20, 2014 8:05 PM

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New research explains insomnia prevalence among elderly

"The ventrolateral preoptic nucleus in humans probably plays a key role in causing sleep," explained Dr. Clifford B. Saper.

As part of a recent study, a group neurologists have pinpointed specific inhibitory neurons related to sleep. The researchers were able to show that the loss of these neurons resulted in increased sleep disruption.

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