Study says lack of sleep can lead to dementia

(WTNH) — Poor sleeping can lead to much more than just being tired.

It is estimated that a third of Americans do not get enough shut eye, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say it is a public health problem.

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Disrupted sleep is tied to a higher risk of things like diabetes and stroke, and a growing body of research suggests that it leads to conditions that bog down information processing and cause dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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