Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sleeping Better At Night

Going to bed earlier.

"Interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s, new studies show" by Tara Bahrampour The Washington Post  July 18, 2017

Getting a solid night’s sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day, but there is increasing evidence that it may also protect against dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London.

Three studies by researchers at Wheaton College found significant connections between breathing disorders that interrupt sleep and the accumulation of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. Treating the problems with dental appliances or CPAP machines could lower the risk of dementia or slow its progress, the researchers said.

Sleep-disordered breathing occurs when the upper airway closes fully or partially while efforts to breathe continue, and it can wake a person up 50 or 60 times a night, interrupting the stages of sleep necessary for a restful night. It often starts in middle age, before clinical signs of Alzheimer’s usually appear....

So apnea leads to Alzheimers, huh?


Not like the food would have anything to do with it.