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Neil Hedley

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Dementia and Sleep: It's Not Just Deep Sleep That Counts

• 34 min

Deep sleep has traditionally been the focus of any conversation about dementia and sleep. But that's about to change, if Laura Bojarskaite has anything to say about it. Laura is working on her PhD in Oslo, Norway, with a focus on the removal of harmful waste products that accumulate in the brain. Dementia is at the heart of Neil's journey into the sleep world to begin with. And REM sleep removes these waste products as well, according to Laura's research.

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