Scientists Explain Why Elderly Sleep Less

August 21, 2014 11:27 AM

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Scientists Explain Why Elderly Sleep Less

New research is shedding light on why older people have more trouble sleeping.

Scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and the University of Toronto/Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center showed that these inhibitory neurons are considerably diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and that this, in turn, is accompanied by sleep disr...

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