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Extra sleep may help restore memory

Latest Update: May 2, 2015 | 108 Views

According to a latest research, an extra three to four hours of sleep daily over as little as two days has been found to restore memories in fruit flies with Alzheimer’s-like condition.

The findings have implications for humans as according to the researchers brain mechanisms that control sleep in fruit flies are similar to those seen in people.

Studying three groups of flies, the scientists interfered with their ability to remember by disabling a different critical memory gene in each group.

They said this data showed that extra sleep can handle any of these problems.


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