Memory loss linked to sleep apnea

“The findings, from brain scan studies conducted by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, show for the first time that sleep apnea is associated with tissue loss in brain regions that store memory…
“Our findings demonstrate that impaired breathing during sleep can lead to a serious brain injury that disrupts memory and thinking,” said principal investigator Ronald Harper, professor of neurobiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at U.C.L.A.

-Excerpted from By Tara Parker Common Sleep Problem Linked With Memory Loss June 22, 2008

http://www.bri.ucla.edu/bri_weekly/news_080622.asp

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