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    Connecting the dots between dreams and brain disease

    05/30/2017

05/30/2017

Connecting the dots between dreams and brain disease

Scientists have unveiled a connection between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson’s Disease. The work reveals REM-active neurons are responsible for turning on and off dreaming. Dysfunction in these cells, called REM sleep behavior disorder is associated in up to 80 percent of the cases with neurodegenerative disorders later in life.