Is THIS the First Sign of Alzheimer’s?
Here’s the problem with Alzheimer’s…
By the time you realize that you or someone you love has it, it’s often too late.
You’ve already started losing your memories, and your ability to think and reason clearly.
But what if there was an easy way to identify your Alzheimer’s risk early… before the symptoms show up?
And while there was still time to do something about it?
Well, there is.
Researchers have now identified one of the earliest warning signs of Alzheimer’s.
And I guarantee you’ll be surprised.
Do you experience sleepiness throughout the day?
Are you practically CRAVING a nap by mid-afternoon?
Believe it or not, this tiredness could be an early symptom of Alzheimer’s.
Daytime sleepiness is a sign that you’re not sleeping well at night.
And that’s a BIG problem.
One of the most common – and most aggressive – causes of Alzheimer’s is the build-up of beta-amyloid plaques in your brain.
Your brain is supposed to clear out these plaques while you’re sleeping at night.
But when you’re not sleeping properly, the plaques can accumulate.
A new study out of the Mayo Clinic followed for 7 years a group of seniors who had not yet been diagnosed with dementia.
By the end of the study, the folks who reported daytime sleepiness were much more likely to have ended up with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Brain scans revealed increased beta-amyloids in key brain areas in participants who had consistently reported being especially sleepy during the day.
So what can you do?
If you’re having consistent trouble sleeping, look for help from natural supplements like melatonin.
Melatonin is a hormone your body needs to fall – and stay – asleep, but we tend to make less of it as we age.
And if you have trouble with nighttime anxiety, L-theanine is a calming supplement worth trying.
Both can be found at your local health food store.
Fighting For Your Health,
Executive Director, Alliance For Advanced Health