Scientists said the new dangers of insomnia.
The activity of the protein beta-amyloid increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. A large number of substances can provoke serious neurodegenerative diseases, reports Rus.Media.
Protein acts as a kind of “recycled material”, the product of vital functions of the brain. In high concentrations the substance forms a threat to the health of the plaque.
These formations are removed limfaticheskoi system. It carries out the exchange of substances between the cerebrospinal and brain fluids. The process occurs during human sleep.
“The brain is not cleaned properly because of sleep disorders,” said the study authors.
Based on the observations of the volunteers, American scientists came to the conclusion that even one sleepless night increases in the cerebrospinal fluid beta-amyloid. Such processes are observed in the right subcortical area, where the hippocampus is located. As you know, the hippocampus is responsible for cognitive functions.