It’s not just how much sleep you get —- it’s about the quality of your sleep. Studies have shown that, as we age, our quality of sleep tends to decline. As a result, we are more susceptible to disease and dementia. At Get Younger, we’re on a mission to improve your holistic health.
The Science of Sleep
Sleep is essential to remove waste from the brain, and deep sleep cleans up the area better than any other kind. Scientists have found that beta-amyloid, tau, and other toxic proteins build up in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease. Disrupted sleep can inhibit our bodies’ abilities to clear away these toxins, thus leaving those with poor sleep quality at a higher risk for developing the disease as they age.
Quality restorative sleep must be regular, adequate, and between the hours of 8pm-6am. Avoid distractions, light, and noise, and disengage from gadgets at least an hour before bedtime.