Deep sleep may be crucial to your heart, but it can also help clear the brain of toxins that play a role in Alzheimer's disease. Sleep is essential for both knowing and maintaining healthy brain function, and slow waves in nerve activity contribute to memory consolidation, according to a study published Thursday in the peer-reviewed journal Science, concluded. Cerebrospinal fluid during sleep with rapid eye movement also cleanses metabolic waste products from the brain.
A growing body of evidence suggests that sleep disturbance increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a 2018 finding in JAMA Medical. One such study concluded that people with sleep problems have a 1
Staying mentally and physically active also seems to play a role in preventing cognitive impairment. People aged 66 years and older who received a hearing aid shortly after their hearing loss diagnosis were less likely to be diagnosed with dementia or depression for the first time, or to be injured by a fall in the next three years, study published. recently by the Journal of the American Society of Geriatrics and conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan.
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Poor sleep at night can also cause blood pressure to jump that night and the next day. according to recent research. The study, published in a recent issue of the peer-reviewed journal Psychosomatic Medicine and led by scientists at the University of Arizona, offers a possible explanation for why sleep problems have been shown to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death from cardiovascular disease.
Those participants who had lower "sleep efficiency" showed an increase in blood pressure that night. They also have higher systolic blood pressure – the number when a person's blood pressure is recorded – the next day. Researchers say good sleep is important for good long-term health, but it is also good quality sleep, and they recommend keeping your smartphone in another room and taking down the shadows if your bedroom is facing east.
"Patients with sleep apnea often have compromised heart health," according to the National Sleep Foundation. "This is because, without long, deep rest periods, certain chemicals are activated that prevent the body from reaching long periods in which heart rate and blood pressure are lowered." This 2008 study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine concludes that people with severe sleep apnea are at increased risk of coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure and stroke.