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Sleep Deprivation May Increase Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Indicates.

January 24, 2019

In “Health & Science,” the Washington Post (1/24, Johnson) reports on advances in sleep research, mentioning a recent study that found sleep deprivation may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The article highlights some of the discoveries made about sleep in recent decades. The Post adds that the ideal amount of sleep for human health is unclear and that “the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that preschoolers get 10 to 13 hours of sleep each day, including naps, but does not say how that time should be carved up.”



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