Disrupted sleep linked to genetically higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Takeaway

  • A genetically higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease is linked to several sleep-related phenotypes, including a disrupted sleep–wake cycle.

Why this matters

    These novel findings further our understanding of the relationship between sleep patterns and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. They emphasize the importance of optimal sleep management to improve the quality of life of people with all stages of Alzheimer’s disease.