What Do Sleep Apnea and Alzheimer’s Have In Common?

According to my wife and kids, I snore.

I have never heard myself snore, but they say I snore.

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As reported by Medical News Today, this is very bad news because there is a high correlation between snoring and the development of dementia, including Alzheimer’s. 

In post-mortem examinations of human brains, the part of the brain which is closely involved in memory atrophied in the same manner if the person had Alzheimer’s or sleep apnea. 

Medical News Today reported….

The researchers discovered that the plaques appear first in the same locations and spread in the same way in the brains of people with sleep apnea as they do in people with Alzheimer’s…

In addition, the extent of the plaques correlated with the severity of sleep apnea.

If you would like to learn more about this important topic, click here (for the Medical News Today article) and here (for the academic research article).

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