A restless night along with daytime catnaps could be an early warning sign of Alzheimer’s. It is important to know that it is typical for a number of people to experience some levels of sleep disruption as they age. This includes having trouble falling asleep and wakening more frequently during the night. But a common pattern of taking naps during the day, while up all night was shown in those experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s.
During an off sleep-cycle, people will more likely have amyloid protein deposits in the brain. When the deposits can develop in the brain, it can cause years of memory loss. When experiencing sleeping the night and awake during the day, these protein deposits are less likely to develop, putting you at a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s.
New research published by the Journal JAMA Neurology has found that circadian rhythm that disrupts your sleep can cause Alzheimer’s. Irregularities of circadian rhythm will accelerate the protein deposits, accumulating in the brain, which could lead to the speeding up for memory loss and other thinking issues.
It is important to maintain regular sleep cycles, eating well, doing physical activity and focusing on bran heath to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s.
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