The Scary Ways A Bad Night's Sleep Can Impact The Human Brain

As you all saw in the video above, bad sleeping habits can have a seriously negative impact on your brain health. Despite the few uncertainties in the medical community, it's safe to say that learning how to achieve a proper night's sleep should be a main priority. We understand that between Netflix binges, job stress and just general discomfort getting those eight to ten hours can seem like a real chore. That said, the alternative is far worse.

Considering at this time there is no definitive cure for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, we thought it best to share a few quick tips that have worked for us in the past. Of course, everyone is different, especially when it comes to sleep style. Feel free to take these tips and tricks and make them your own. What do you have to lose — other than several hours of sleep?

Unless you're in college or your apartment is the size of a tuna can, there's no reason to make your bed "the motherboard" of your room. You shouldn't be working from your bed, eating in your bed, or consuming entertainment from your bed. It's important to train your brain to associate your bed with sleep and sleep only. OK, maybe sex too, but that's it.

Additionally, stay off your phone and computer late at night! According to a number of studies the blue light emitted by electronic devices suppresses melatonin. Which, is the hormone that controls/regulates sleep cycle.

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