Sleep apnea during REM contributes to verbal memory decline

  • Sleep apnea during REM contributes to verbal memory decline

    Posted by Gatherer  on May 15, 2024 at 12:34 PM

    New research reveals a link between the frequency of sleep apnea events during the rapid-eye-movement stage and the severity of verbal memory impairment in older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

    Verbal memory refers to the cognitive ability to retain and recall information presented through spoken words or written text and is particularly vulnerable to Alzheimer’s.

    As reported in the journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, researchers discovered a specific correlation between the severity of sleep apnea—when breathing pauses while an individual is sleeping—and diminished cognition. Higher ratios during REM compared to non-REM stages were associated with worse memory performance.

    “Our findings identified the specific features of sleep apnea that are associated

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