The medical world is surely making significant steps towards defeating Alzheimer’s disease. But although there’s no way to cure the horrible condition, engaging in simple habits can prevent the disease from installing in your brain later in life.
One common misconception is that Alzheimer’s disease, which is also known as the most common form of dementia, will only occur in elders. Scientific studies have shown that the first related symptoms can appear for people as young as 30 years old.
Get some deep sleep to prevent Alzheimer’s
Scientists from Pennsylvania State University discovered that restful non-rapid eye movement (NREM) and sleep-dependent brain activity could help our bodies excrete toxic proteins that are related to Alzheimer’s.
While speaking for Medical News Today, Xiao Liu, Ph.D. and an assistant professor at the Pennsylvania State University, declared:
The study linked the coupling between the resting-state global brain activity and [CSF] flow to Alzheimer’s disease pathology. The finding highlights the potential role of low frequency (less than 0.1 [hertz]) resting-state neural and physiological dynamics in the neurodegenerative diseases, presumably due to their sleep-dependent driving of [CSF] flow to wash out brain toxins.
In other words, get as much deep sleep as you can if you don’t want to deal with Alzheimer’s later in life. Even if, by some chance, the conclusion of the study is false, getting a lot of deep sleep can only be beneficial for your health.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recently approved Aduhelm as a drug to slow down the cognitive decline in patients suffering from Alzheimer’s. While this approval doesn’t mean that there’s a cure available for the terrible disease, it’s still great that there are methods to prevent the cognitive decline.