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Can getting quality sleep help prevent Alzheimer's disease?

By: Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men’s Health Watch It’s amazing how a good night’s sleep can rejuvenate the mind, or “rest the little grey cells” as Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famed sleuth, liked to say. But sound slumber may boost the brain another way by protecting you against Alzheimer’s disease. Research has begun to show an association between poor sleep and a higher risk of accumulating beta-amyloid protein plaque in the brain,…

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