Sleep Deprivation Links to Alzheimers

Getting enough sleep might fend off Alzheimer's, new research indicates. Sleep deprivation creates a brain-clogging protein called beta-amyloid that interfere with both memory and later sleep habits. "It's very clear that sleep disruption is an underappreciated factor," Dr. Matthew Walker, who presented the new research at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, said. "It's a new player on the scene that increases risk of Alzheimer's disease."