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Neuron Loss Could Cause Insomnia in Elderly

Sleep becomes more difficult as people age. Until now, it’s been unclear why older individuals experience insomnia and sleep disruption. Now, a new study finds that the loss of neurons in a particular region of the brain may be partially to blame. The finding could one day lead to specific treatments to treat sleep problems in older people. In an article in Brain, researchers at the University of Toronto in Canada report that inhibitory neurons are significantly diminished in...

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