Study: Interrupted sleep impairs memory

PALO ALTO, Calif.

According to a study of mice, waking up too frequently prevents the brain from forming new memories.

The study showed that mice that had a good night sleep were highly curious and investigating new objects and ignoring old ones. But those that had a fragmented sleep explored old objects as if they had never seen them before.

The study conducted by Stanford University could help explain conditions like /*Alzheimer's*/ and sleep apnea.

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