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Johns Hopkins Study Links Sleep Duration and Quality to Alzheimer’s Biomarker

Poor sleep quality may impact Alzheimer’s disease onset and progression. This is according to a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who examined the association between sleep variables and a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease in older adults. The researchers found that reports of shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality were associated with a greater ß-Amyloid burden, a hallmark of the disease. The results are featured online in the October issue of JAMA Neurology.