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Could Getting More Sleep Help Stave Off Alzheimer's?

There is a long list of bad things that can happen when you cheat yourself of sleep. University of California, Berkeley neuroscientist Matthew Walker, who has been trotting the globe since October to promote his new book, Why We Sleep, names cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, weight gain, depression and even suicide as potential results of insufficient sleep. But it’s sleep’s relationship with the disease that Americans fear most — Alzheimer’s — that just might make you want to lie down a