Iowa Sleep Blog

Why Sleep is Necessary

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Why Sleep is Necessary by Steve Zorn, MD Neurodegenerative diseases (like Alzheimer disease) occur with increasing frequency as we age. The question recently raised is whether these degenerative conditions could be aggravated by a failure of the brain to clear the neurotoxic waste products that normally accumulate with nerve activity. Alzheimer disease is associated with poor  ..