Deep Sleep and Alzheimer’s

Very interesting article today on NPR. Seems that deep sleep may help ward off Alzheimer’s. Here’s the opening sentence, and it is a shocker:

There’s growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease.

But that is only part of the story, and for some people may not even be the most important part. At the end of the article, we get the following statement:

A lot of the sleep aids don’t particularly focus on driving people to deep sleep stages.

We have all read articles of people on hypnotic drugs like Ambien sleep waking, binge eating, and even driving their cars while sleeping. I am convinced that most people do not need to be drugged to get to sleep and stay there. That’s why I wrote In Pursuit of Sleep. Publication coming within the next couple of days.