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One bad night’s sleep may increase levels of Alzheimer’s protein

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Just one night of bad sleep may lead to more of a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease building up in the brain.

People with Alzheimer’s disease tend to have sticky clumps of beta-amyloid protein in their brains, although the roll these plaques play in the condition is unclear. It’s possible this protein helps cause the condition, or instead that the protein forms plaques in the brain in response to the disease.

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