New Mayo Clinic research has some terrifying results for those who snore.
It’s not been published yet, but it will be at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in the middle of the year.
We have, however, obtained their preliminary results regarding the connection between snoring and Alzheimer’s.
And it won’t be soon enough, because you absolutely must take action today!
The study first performed positron emission tomography brain scans on patients to discover whether there was a buildup of the protein tau in the entorhinal cortex.
Tau plaques are usually present in people with Alzheimer’s disease and the entorhinal cortex is one of the most likely parts of the brain that would collect it. This is the part of the brain responsible for different types of memories and the perception of space and time.
The researchers then asked their participant’s partners whether they had noticed breathing pauses during the night.
This is quite a good way to check for sleep apnea, as people with this breathing disorder would involuntarily take multiple breathing pauses per hour that are at least 10 seconds in length. Your bed partner is thus likely to have noticed these pauses over a few months.
When comparing the brains of those with and without sleep apnea, they found tau buildups in the entorhinal cortices of only the sleep apnea sufferers.
Even after they controlled for other factors that are known to affect the buildup of tau in the brain, such as educational factors, age, sex, history of cardiovascular diseases, and so forth, they still found that sleep apnea sufferers had 4.5 percent more tau than the non-sufferers.
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80 percent of those who have sleep apnea never get diagnosed, and this is serious because it’s a dangerous condition that has been proven to be the cause a series of fatal diseases – now including Alzheimer’s.
Loud snoring is almost always an indicator of some level of sleep apnea as it’s caused by blockages in the breathing passages.
It’s therefore essential that you click here to learn our easy Stop Snoring and Sleep Apnea Exercises that are designed to eliminate your snoring and sleep apnea in as little as 3 minutes – starting tonight…