Scientists told about the dangerous consequence of chronic lack of sleep

Scientists told about the dangerous consequence of chronic lack of sleep

MOSCOW, 31 Dec — RIA Novosti. American scientists from the school of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis told about the dangerous consequences of sleepless nights. According to them, a lack of sleep contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A review of the research published on the University website.

A group of neurologists under the guidance of doctor of medical Sciences Randall batmen found that chronic lack of sleep in the brain dramatically increases the concentration of the protein beta-amyloid (one of the triggers of Alzheimer’s disease. — Approx. ed.) that leads to the development of dementia.

During the experiment it turned out that after a sleepless night the level of beta-amyloid in subjects by 25-30% higher than normal. It is noted that such indicators typically capture in people who are genetically prone to neurodegenerative diseases.

This study clearly shows that sleep disturbances increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.Randall Beltminder of medical Sciences

The specific mechanism that stimulates protein synthesis, are still unknown to scientists. The neurologist, however, stressed that a one night party in College does not mean that the person will acquire the disease. “We are much more concerned about people who have chronic sleep problems”, — he explained.

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common forms of dementia, is most common in people over 50 years. According to the website “News. Medicine”, currently the disease is diagnosed at 46 million people in the world.