Lack of REM Sleep Tied to Increased Risk of Dementia

This article was originally published on Reuters on 2017-08-30.

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People who spend less time in deep, rapid eye movement sleep may be more likely to develop dementia than individuals who get better quality rest, a recent study suggests. Eric Larson, MD, MPH, vice president for research at Kaiser Permanente Washington, comments on the general importance of REM sleep.

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