Why Does Sleep Become Disrupted in Old Age?

Age-related sleep disruptions are not due to alterations in activity of individual neurons as previously believed, researchers report.

The brain maintains its ability to generate local neural oscillations during sleep throughout the lifespan, according to a study of young and old mice published in Journal of Neuroscience. The research indicates that age-related disruptions in sleep and associated large-scale brain activity, are not due to changes in the activity of individual neurons.

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