The quest for rest

In Fortune

Sleep could be the key to fighting Alzheimer’s—and a huge business opportunity

From my article in Fortune, posted July 31, 2021

Last year Miranda Lim found that taking care of three young children homebound by the pandemic meant she often had to work late into the evening to stay on top of her job. So she set up a daily alarm—not for waking up, but for heading off to bed at a reasonable hour.

It’s understandable why Lim would be a bit of an alarmist, so to speak, when threatened with a lack of a consistent night’s sleep. A neurologist at the Oregon Health & Science University and a sleep disorders physician at the VA Portland Health Care System, Lim is at the forefront of a global cadre of medical researchers who have in recent years been pinning down the ways in which even moderate sleep deficiencies in middle age strongly link to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia later in life…. Read more [may be paywalled]

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