Are you excessively sleepy during the day? If so, you may have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study published online Sept. 5, 2018, by the journal Sleep.
Scientists asked 124 healthy older adults, average age 60, about how often they felt drowsy or fell asleep during the day when they would rather be awake, as well as their napping habits. The group then had regular PET scans over the next 15 years to look for beta-amyloid in the brain, high amounts of which are a hallmark for Alzheimer’s.
During the follow-up, the researchers found that people who reported frequent excessive daytime sleepiness were about three times more likely to have beta-amyloid buildup than those who weren’t sleepy during the day.
Findings from previous studies suggest that when sleep is inadequate or disrupted — say, because of insomnia, sleep apnea, or any other sleep-related problem — our brains have less time to clear out metabolic debris that can lead to beta-amyloid build up. And if you don’t sleep well, you are more likely to fight sleepiness and fatigue the next day.
Below are spiritual recipe for health and wellness: Matthew E. McLaren
I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10 NIV
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:24 NIV
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 NIV
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23 NIV
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 NIV
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Romans 12:15 NIV
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 32:7 NIV
So that I may come to you with joy, by God’s will, and in your company be refreshed. Romans 15:32 NIV
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. Psalm 119:111 NIV
But godliness with contentment is great gain. 1 Timothy 6:6 NIV
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NIV
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