Sleep pattern lowered levels of an antioxidant that helps fight cellular damage, such as that caused by Alzheimer’s. Sleep disruptions similar to jet lag could cause memory problems linked to Alzheimer’s disease, new research finds. It’s well-known by scientists that there’s a link between Alzheimer’s and sleep, but not what causes what.
- The research gave jet-lag to mice that had been genetically engineered to suffer from Alzheimer’s.
- The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease ( Brewer et al., 2015 ).