Sleep well to avoid Alzheimer, gum diseases – Experts


Experts have urged Nigerians to sleep well, desist from smoking in order to avoid both Alzheimer and gum diseases.

According to them, too little, low-quality sleep has long been linked with a host of health issues, including weight gain, depression and strokes.

An American Brain Scientist, Jeffrey Iliff said recently in New York that findings have proved for the first time, that poor sleep can also leave brains vulnerable to Alzheimer disease.

He said sleep was valuable for brain health, particularly because brain purges amyloid, a toxin linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Iliff said if the amyloid of brain could not be properly cleared, a person would be put at a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

He also said that smoking was a risk factor associated with the development of the diseases.

Also speaking at a sperate interview, Ambali said smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with the development of gum diseases as it can lower the chances for successful treatment.


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