Study: Proper Sleep Linked To Decreased Risk Of Alzheimer’s, Cleans Your Brain.
Scientists point towards evidence of not getting proper sleep and its relation to increased risk of developing signs of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. The importance of getting proper sleep was linked to lowered risk of developing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s.
The brian is protected when we are well rested and proper sleep ensures that the brain activity is maintained. The quality of sleep also plays an important role in the health of the brain.
The activation of various systems that protect the brain during sleep is also maintained. The glymphatic system helps in the removal of toxin from the system which is activated during sleep. Helping reduce the chances of a neurological disorder.
The improvement of sleep is ensured through getting at least seven hours of sleep every night and keeping the room cool.
The American Neurological Association presented data from a new research on the importance of sleep and the risk of dementia. The evidence suggested that quality sleep is associated with brain health and that the risk of neurological disorders is decreased.
The toxins that are accumulated in the brain during its activity are flushed out when the body is asleep. Sleep triggers the activation of the glymphatic system that carries out the job of cleaning the toxins from the brain.
Those with an existing neurological disorder such as dementia or Alzheimer’s can benefit from improved sleep quality. The study emphasized on the importance of sleep and its association with brain health. The first half of the night when your brain is in slow-sleep, the glymphatic system is activated.
This provides a power wash for the brain and ensures all the toxins from the day’s activity are cleaned. The powerful cleaning process does not allow the brain to engage in any other activity during that time.
However, if the process is disrupted people can be affected such as the older patients in hospitals who suffer from delirium. The risk of dementia increases when the ‘cleaning process’ is disrupted repeatedly.
The lack of deep sleep and deep cleaning are to be blamed for the development of dementia or delirium.
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