Losing sleep over dementia
Sleepy all day? Maybe this will wake you up: Nodding off during the day could be a warning sign of dementia.
Yeah, I knew that would get your attention.
Don't go back to sleep if you've got a memory like an elephant, because you're at risk, too: A new study of 15,000 people over the age of 50 finds seniors who are tired all day have the highest risk of a dementia diagnosis within two years -- and that's true even if they show no sign of memory problems.
And that's not the only alarm for sleepy seniors -- because another new study shows how daytime drowsiness can wipe your brain clean.
In a series of brain scans on 84 seniors, researchers found that the volunteers who tended to nod off during the day weren't just missing out on real-world activity.
They were missing activity in key regions of the brain -- including the parts of the mind that normally stay active even when our bodies are at rest.
How's that for scary?
Now, I don't want anyone to hit the panic button instead of the snooze button. OF COURSE it's OK to take a nap every now and then.
Heck, in some countries it's even part of the culture.
But if you're conking out in the middle of something other than the daytime soaps, then there's definitely something wrong -- and you can't afford to wait for your memory to go before you take the risk seriously.
By that point, you'll be wearing a paper bib and eating strained peas in a nursing home.
So take action instead -- starting with the all-natural dementia-fighter that's being touted as the next great "wonder drug."
But it's not a drug at all. It's simple... safe... and widely available.
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