Monday, March 21, 2022

Get Your Zzzzzzs

 I am sometimes worried about my parents getting Alzheimer's one day or even getting it myself one day! I am always researching the latest information from scientists.

A study published on February 10, 2022, from PLOS Genetics, shows that getting enough sleep every night can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

The study is a little tough to understand but basically it involves our circadian rhythm

Here is a video that explains it (some of the words are not easy to understand, but you will get the point, just go with it!)  click

Here are the important things:

  • get your sleep
  • go to bed at the same time everyday
  • keep away from screens for at least an hour before bedtime
  • avoid caffeine (chocolate, bubble tea, etc for us kids) 2 hrs before bedtime
If you get enough sleep your Circadian rhythm will be able to rid the brain of a protein called Amyloid-Beta 42, so it will not make clumps in the brain. Those clumps could eventually lead to developing Alzheimer's disease.

Here is an easy article click here

For older kids and future scientists (like me) here is actual study article click here

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