Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing

Is the age-related decline in sleep quality reversible?

Metaxakis, Athanasios; Tain, Luke Stephen; Grönke, Sebastian; Hendrich, Oliver; Hinze, Yvonne; Birras, Ulrike; Partridge, Linda
Biologische Mechanismen des Alterns
Sleep is essential for human health. But with increasing age, many people experience a decline in sleep quality, which in turn reduces their quality of life. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing have investigated the mechanisms by which ageing impairs sleep in the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster). Their findings suggest that age-related sleep decline can be prevented and might even be reversible.

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