The world isn’t getting enough sleep. In the United States alone, around 50-70 million people are suffering from sleep disorders, be it insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and breathing-related sleep disorders. Furthermore, a study published in the journal Sleep found that nearly one-third of Americans sleep fewer than six hours per night (1).
With the incidence of Alzheimer’s on the rise, researchers are trying to understand how to mitigate the risk. A recent study by the University of Eastern Finland may shed light on some important risk factors. The study revealed that concomitant use of sleeping pills and strong painkillers is common among