Simple Trick SLASHES Alzheimer’s Risk
I’ve talked a lot about the Alzheimer’s epidemic.
The number of people getting diagnosed with this devastating condition is at an all-time high… with no signs of slowing down.
And Big Pharma isn’t even close to finding a true cure.
That’s the bad news.
But here’s the good news: We’re learning more and more about what causes the disease, and how to prevent it.
Now, scientists have just discovered a dead-simple way to slash your Alzheimer’s risk.
And you can start tonight – in your own bedroom.
According to a study published in the journal Neurology, not getting enough sleep can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The researchers studied over 300 people who were involved in a sleep study in the 90s, and followed them for over a decade. Their goal was to see if the patients’ sleep patterns had any correlation with the development of Alzheimer’s.
It turns out, it did.
And it didn’t take much sleep loss at all to increase the risk.
Essentially those who developed dementia spent about 17 percent of their total sleep time in REM, while those who didn’t develop dementia spent about 20 percent.
Basically, for every one-percent reduction in REM sleep, there was a 6 percent increase in the risk of dementia.
That’s not a good ratio.
These researchers didn’t look into the question of why this connection existed. But a previous study found that disruptions in sleep raised levels of amyloid beta protein, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.
REM sleep is just one of many stages of sleep that our bodies go through every night. These stages range from light sleep to deep sleep to REM, and each stage is important for different reasons.
For example, light sleep is when the metabolism is regulated, and when you process memories and emotions. During deep sleep your body rebuilds, repairs, strengthens the immune system.
REM is critical for helping to regulate your emotions, for keeping your memory sharp, and for keeping your body’s processes in top shape.
We already know that lack or REM impacts learning and memory. Now, according to this study, it could impact your Alzheimer’s risk as well.
To make sure you’re getting enough good, sound, REM sleep every night, you have to focus on what you’re doing during the day.
Following your body’s natural circadian rhythm is the key to sound sleep. And that starts by getting plenty of outdoor sun exposure every morning, which sets your circadian rhythm for the day.
Then in the evenings, limit your exposure to blue light, which is one of the primary factors in disrupting your circadian rhythm.
I personally use Uvex Blue-Blocking Safety Glasses, which you can get on Amazon. I also recommend placing blue-blocking screens over your TV and computer.
To a brighter day,
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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