Research: Sleeping and memory problems may be linked

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Study links sleeping issues with Alzheimer's. Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on July 11, 2017. (WPVI)

If you have trouble sleeping, new research shows it could put you at a greater risk for memory and thinking problems later in life.

"The basic finding is that the more disturbance of sleep that people reported, the more likely that they were going to have pathology in their spinal fluid that's related to Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Steven Rao of the Cleveland Clinic said.

But experts are quick to point out we don't which comes first: signs of Alzheimer's or problems with sleep.

They say we need more research.

But we do know getting enough sleep is one significant way to improve your overall health.
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