It’s not often you get to gaze into the future – and I don’t mean as a cheap carnie trick.
I mean an honest-to-goodness look at what could very possibly happen to you in the coming years.
But I’ve got one for you today – your first… best… and maybe ONLY chance to:
- SPOT the earliest warning signs of dementia
- ACT now, while there’s still a chance to stop it
Close to 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease right now, and none of them had this golden opportunity.
If they did, you can bet that number would be a whole lot smaller.
But today you’re going to have that advantage – a “crystal ball” glimpse at what you’re facing so you can stop the disease and enjoy a sharp and healthy brain well into your 70s… 80s… 90s… and beyond
The ‘crystal ball’ that can look into your brain
That’s what scientists are calling it… a crystal ball… except in this case, the “ball” is your own noggin.
Normally a look inside would involve some kind of specialized equipment, like an MRI or a bonesaw. (Ouch!)
Fortunately, the researchers have found another way.
You just gotta take a look at how well you’re sleeping.
It’s not as easy as simply checking out how long you’re out… but it’s not a whole lot harder, either.
They key is in three critical factors:
- Sleep quality
- Sleep fragmentation
- Slow-wave sleep (aka non-REM sleep)
The lower your sleep quality… the more fragmented your sleep is (aka, you wake up a lot)… and the less slow-wave sleep you have… the bigger the risks you’re facing.
In the new study, sleepers who fell short in those key portions of their nighttime rest and rejuvenation had higher levels of the BRAIN TOXINS linked to decline and dementia.
Specifically, they had more of the beta amyloid plaques that can clog your brain and gum up the works.
This isn’t unexpected; as I shared with you just a few weeks ago, slow-wave sleep plays a key role in your brain’s detox process. It’s when cleansing fluids rush through your brain, sweeping out everything that doesn’t belong – including beta amyloid.
The problem, as I explained in a letter last year, is that as you get older your slow-wave levels plunge.
Even if you think you’re sleeping “well” at night, there’s a good chance you’re not getting nearly as much slow-wave sleep as you used to, back when you were younger.
You need more – and you can get it, too, with GABA. One study found 100 mg per day led to more sleep… better sleep… and more of that crucial slow-wave sleep needed to clear those toxins out of your brain.