Sleep disturbances affect up to 70 million Americans each year.
Not to mention, nearly 15 percent of U.S. adults suffer from chronic insomnia.
That’s a huge percentage of the population! Meaning that there’s a good chance you, or someone you love, is affected.
This type of circadian misalignment—when your body’s internal “clock” doesn’t match up with its environment—is detrimental to your health.
It can increase stroke risk, damage metabolism, lead to premature death, and more.
Now, research suggests having a broken “body clock” could even predict this DREADED diagnosis—years before the condition ever takes hold…
Early Alzheimer’s warning sign
Circadian rhythms are the biological cycles that your body runs through over a 24-hour period. They regulate the most basic of functions, including sleep.
And according to a recent study published in the journal Plos Genetics, they also influence the brain’s ability to fight against proteins linked to Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Microglia—a type of brain cell that helps maintain neural connections—seek and destroy these proteins. But circadian misalignment negatively impacts their productivity.
This could lead to an accumulation of amyloid beta, a key protein linked to AD.
Now, these plaques are just one of the many things considered to cause Alzheimer’s. (Our brain is so complex that all potential causes have yet to be determined.) But even if they don’t cause the disease, I still don’t want them in my brain.
And if resetting my “body clock” is one way to prevent them, well, sign me up. (I don’t want to become a dementia statistic…nor do I want you to become one!)
Fortunately, simple lifestyle interventions can help realign your circadian rhythm and possibly stimulate the brain’s ability to clear amyloid beta…
Simple lifestyle interventions
The message here is clear: If your “body clock” is broken, fix it.
That starts with a focus on sleep. I always recommend seven to nine hours of quality shuteye each night.
Of course, I understand how chronic insomnia can make bedtime a complete nightmare for some people. And unfortunately, most doctors don’t take the time to teach people how to sleep better.
That’s one reason why I developed my Perfect Sleep Protocol. This innovative, online learning tool provides an easy, drug-free plan for getting better sleep, night after night.
In it, you’ll learn about my top nutritional supplements, foods, and MORE for better sleep.
Of course, you might expect the solution to circadian misalignment to end there. But better sleep isn’t the only lifestyle factor involved in solving this critical issue.
In fact, getting outside in the sunlight and exercising are just as important. To learn more, check out the March 2018 issue of my monthly Logical Health Alternatives newsletter (“The deadly cost of a broken ‘body clock’—and the simple, pill-free solution to get you back on track TODAY”). If you haven’t already, click here to become a subscriber!
Until next time,
“Study finds link between Alzheimer’s and circadian clock.” The Guardian, 02/10/2022. (theguardian.com/society/2022/feb/10/study-finds-link-between-alzheimers-and-circadian-clock)