TO YOUR health
Here’s a tip to help guard the brain against memory loss, based on research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. Get better shut-eye. Studies of more than 6,000 people linked poor sleep quality - and especially sleep apnea - to early memory problems called mild cognitive impairment, which in turn can raise the risk of later Alzheimer’s. Other research showed poor sleep can spur a brain-clogging protein named amyloid that’s a hallmark of Alzheimer’s.