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Long Sleep or Sleep Apnea in Middle Age Double Risk for AD

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Middle-aged individuals with sleep apnea or who get >9 hours of sleep at night have over two-fold increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) within about 6 years, suggests new research.

A UK Biobank study of over 500,000 individuals suggested that excessive daytime sleepiness had a link with increased risk for AD. When compared with individuals who got an average of 6 to 9 hours of sleep every night, those who got more than 9 hours of sleep had a higher risk for AD (hazard ratio [HR], 2.04; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.56 - 2.67; P < .001). The findings were presented at the virtual Alzheimers Association International Conference (AAIC) 2020… (Medscape)

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