Sleep problems may increase risk of dementia, study suggests

December 10, 2014 8:40 PM

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Sleep problems may increase risk of dementia, study suggests

People who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or have trouble sleeping deeply may be at more risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.

The study, published Wednesday in the journal of American Academy of Neurology, found people who don’t have reduced oxygen in their blood during sleep— a sign of sleep apnea and other conditions such as emphysema— are more likely to have abnormalities in their brain tissue. The abnormalities, called...

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