News about recent Alzheimer’s disease researches put us in the corner for so many reasons. It involves daytime naps and our most important brain cells. It is known that people with Alzheimer disease find their peace completely by sleeping through the day, even if they had a full night of good sleep. But how it all started? Why sleep seems to be a key in this incurable disease?
Experts stated that could be something based on connections between unnecessary sleepiness and neurodegenerative causes. For suffering patients, daytime naps are like the ultimate ‘goal’ of their life. It also unknown how or why did they develop such ‘goal?’
Researchers from the University of California succeeded to bring some light even in the deepest corners of the unknown. They developed a strict study that shows that patients with Alzheimer get one of the strangest experiences ever.
Alzheimer’s Disease And Daytime Sleepiness
They got severe damages on their primary brain cells in some areas that are known to be the ones that keep us awake.
The researchers’ results, however, further show than an overaccumulation of something called ‘tau protein’ generates most of the problems. To understand better, the thing is that these ‘tau proteins’ create knots that interrupt communication between neurons and the effect of cell’s well-being.
After some hard work analyzing the brains of 13 deceased people who had Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Lea Grinberg stated that these brains, in comparison with those untouched by the incurable disease, had a more significant level of tau, spread in three areas. The areas are also known as the ones that are responsible for staying awake. These areas showed a loss of 75 % of their neurons. Dr. Grinberg and her team also stated that the tau protein could represent a straight effect on brain degeneration in Alzheimer’s disease.