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Reduce Your Chance of Alzheimer’s with a Home Sauna

There is still a lot to learn about Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. But doctors and scientists have discovered much about this cognitive disease, helping us to be more prepared when a loved one — or even we, our self — is diagnosed with it. While there is no known cure, there are healthy habits that can help prevent Alzheimer’s. Some of these healthy habits include reducing stress, getting quality sleep, and improving blood circulation. A home sauna can help with that and more — boosting your brain’s health. Here’s how you can reduce your chance of Alzheimer’s with a home sauna.

Reduce Stress

Stress hormones like cortisol have an extremely harmful impact on your brain’s health. Medical News Today reported that researchers have found that people with high levels of blood cortisol have poorer memory health. With continued high levels of stress over time, your brain’s memory health will be negatively impacted. This could eventually trigger Alzheimer’s and dementia to develop.

Taking a few minutes each day in a sauna can help reduce stress, however. The calming far-infrared heat encourages tense muscles to relax. Now you’ll breathe with ease, taking a deep, cleansing breath. These actions will lower the level of stress hormones coursing through your veins, helping your heart rate to return to normal. All of this gives your brain a healthy boost, strengthening it against developing Alzheimer’s.

Improve Sleep Quality

Long periods of poor sleep also negatively impact your brain’s health. Sleep is essential for overall health. Just like every other part of your body, your brain needs to rest. Poor sleep has been linked to forming higher levels of beta-amyloid protein, which may cause it to clump up into plaque. These clumps of plaque will lodge between neurons and disrupt cell function. It is this disruption, which triggers memory loss, that influences Alzheimer’s to develop.

Regular, deep sleep helps your brain flush out toxins, which will prevent beta-amyloid protein from clumping up. Thankfully, a home sauna can help improve your quality of sleep. Create a regular bedtime ritual that will tell your body it’s time to get some shuteye. Set aside your cell phone and turn off your TV and laptop. Do your nighttime care routine, then set aside 20 minutes to quietly sit in your sauna. The warmth will help you feel sleepy and relaxed. When you dress into your pajamas and turn off the lights, you’ll fall asleep faster and stay asleep. This will give your brain a chance to rest and remove impurities, which can help prevent Alzheimer’s.

Improve Blood Circulation

Deep sleep isn’t the only time your brain removes impurities. Healthy blood circulation is imperative to flushing toxins from your body, including your brain. This, in turn, will help prevent the beta-amyloid protein from forming into clumps of yucky plaque.

The Pool People’s Pro 6 infrared saunas deliver the same low EMF far infrared heat as the sun’s heat. It’s the same heat that all life needs for healthy living. It’s just like getting the right amount of sunlight when you go outside, without the harmful ultraviolet rays. It penetrates deeply, improving blood circulation and pumping oxygen through your brain to remove impurities. A Pro 6 Sauna brings healthy living and longevity to the privacy of your home.

Reduce your chance of getting Alzheimer’s with a home sauna from The Pool People. Stop by any of our three locations to check out our selection of quality Pro 6 saunas. With a variety of styles and sizes, there’s a Pro 6 sauna that can perfectly fit your home and lifestyle. 

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