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Excessive sleepiness may cause your brain to shrink as you age


Do you find yourself constantly drifting off to sleep during the day? Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota have found that cognitively normal older people who report excessive sleepiness during the day exhibit more brain atrophy than those people who don’t experience this type of fatigue. Results based on data from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging The ...

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Researchers Find That Our Circadian Rhythm Changes As We Age

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Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have found that our circadian rhythms change as we age. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that not only does our gene activity change as we get older, but that our aging brains develop a new biological clock. Our circadian rhythm is a twenty four ...

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