Did you know that appropriate sleep habits are key to preventing Alzheimer’s, aging and belly fat?
Appropriate sleep helps to decrease stress hormones that cause belly fat and aging, while assisting your brain to clear daily toxicity that accelerates Alzheimer’s.
Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center discovered that as you sleep, your brain pumps spinal fluid into the brain to “flush out” waste into the circulatory system and eventually to the liver for removal. Because this process is very energy intensive, it’s difficult for the brain to perform it during the day when you’re awake.
Instead, sleeping brains are able to clear out much more amyloid-beta, the plaque-building protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Take home message: If you want to keep your brain healthy and free of toxins, and reduce your belly fat also by reducing stress from inappropriate sleep, then strive to get to sleep before 10 pm. The later you stay awake, the farther away you are from your body’s natural rhythms and less appropriate your sleep becomes.