Sleep Apnea Advances Cognitive Decline Ten Years, Alzheimer’s Study Suggests

April 16, 2015 12:44 PM

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Breathing problems while sleeping are not only incredibly common, but have the potential to take a very serious toll on the health of those affected. Once suspected to be little more than an inconvenience for those kept awake by the incessant snoring of others, breathing issues including snoring and sleep apnea have been linked with various conditions from heart-disease risk to depression.

It now appear that early memory loss can also be added to the list, as a new study published in the journal Neurology presents evidence that cognitive decline may be accelerated by nocturnal breathing conditions.

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