Sleep disorders, early signs of Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis (USA) recently published in the journal Science Translational Medicine the results of their research. They show that certain disorders cycle sleep-wake cycle may be the first signs of Alzheimer's disease.
These observations were conducted in mice, studies have not been conducted on human beings. Yet the results are promising because they indicate a disruption of sleep-wake cycle from the onset of amyloid deposits. Meanwhile if you remove these amyloid deposits, the sleep-wake cycle stabilizes.
If confirmed, this finding may have important implications for the first-line treatment. An early treatment would then prevent the development of disease.
Research to monitor.