sleep http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Another Study Supports Link Between Alzheimer's And (Poor) Sleep http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/another-study-supports-link-between-alzheimers-and-poor-sleep <p>Another study has shown a link between disrupted sleep patterns and Alzheimer’s disease.</p><p>Researchers at Washington University looked at 32 people who have what’s known as “preclinical” Alzheimer’s disease. They have a marker in their spinal fluid associated with Alzheimer’s, but they still don’t have any symptoms of dementia.</p><p>Wash U neurologist and sleep specialist <a href="http://neuro.wustl.edu/aboutus/facultybiographies/ju/">Yo-El Ju</a> says when she and her colleagues compared those people to 110 healthy controls, they found the two groups slept about the same amount.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:58:48 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 10090 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Another Study Supports Link Between Alzheimer's And (Poor) Sleep Can You Learn While You're Asleep? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/can-you-learn-while-youre-asleep If you're a student, you may have harbored the fantasy of learning lessons while you sleep. Who wouldn't want to stick on a pair of headphones, grab some shut-eye with a lesson about, say, Chinese history playing in his ears — and wake up with newly acquired knowledge of the Ming Dynasty?<p>Sadly, it doesn't work. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:00:43 +0000 Shankar Vedantam 4429 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Can You Learn While You're Asleep?