MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Even one night of lost sleep may cause the brain to fill with protein chunks that have long been linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease, a new study warns.
People deprived of sleep for one night experience an immediate and significant increase in beta amyloid, a substance that clumps together between neurons to form plaques that hamper the brain's ability to function, researchers found.
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- You might be a drowsy driver without knowing it, and new research finds that can make you more dangerous on the road.
People who suffer from chronic sleep apnea are more likely to crash, the study showed: For those with severe apnea, the increased risk hit 123 percent, while those with mild to moderate sleep apnea saw their risk go up by 13 percent.
THURSDAY, April 12, 2018 -- "Night owls" might pay a price when it comes to their health and longevity, a new study reports.
Folks who stay up late and struggle to wake in the morning have a 10 percent higher risk of dying sooner than so-called "morning larks" who are early to bed and early to rise, said lead researcher Kristin Knutson. She's an associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.