AtremoPlus: improved sleep quality part 2

Our survey revealed a significant improvement in sleep quality!

As promised in our last newsletter, we’ll now be taking a closer look at the importance of sleep in Part 2, and the disturbances that can hinder this essential regeneration process.

We’re absolutely delighted with the results of the questionnaire you took part in (if you haven’t already done so, click here to reply)!63% of those who took part in the survey described how they had managed to significantly improve their quality of sleep, with an average improvement of 61%.

Below, captivating revelations about the functions of sleep and its extraordinary impact on our bodies during these essential moments of rest.

Recent scientific discoveries demonstrate the amazing regeneration mechanisms that take place during sleep.

More than just rest, sleep is the centerpiece of our regeneration, acting as a vigilant guardian of our overall well-being. This often underestimated restorative sleep has revealed some surprising secrets thanks to the latest scientific discoveries.

So why is sleep so crucial? Dr. Maiken Nedergaard, a leading sleep specialist at the University of Rochester, sheds light on this issue. Contrary to popular belief, sleep is not simply a matter of putting the tired brain to sleep. On the contrary, it turns out that our brains are surprisingly active during these well-deserved hours of rest. In fact, sleep plays a crucial role in preparing our brains to learn, memorize and create.

Imagine for a moment the brain in action, as if engaged in a complex task of filtration and purification. Dr Nedergaard and his team have discovered a veritable drainage system in our brain, ridding it of toxins during sleep. It’s almost as if the brain transforms itself into an ingenious recycling system, eliminating the waste accumulated throughout the day.

Studies on mice have revealed a fascinating link with Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, this drainage system is particularly effective in eliminating the proteins associated with this disease, and there are similarities with Parkinson’s disease. During sleep, these toxins are cleared from the brain twice as fast, highlighting the crucial importance of quality sleep for our cognitive health.

Our entire body, from blood vessels to the immune system, takes advantage of sleep to perform a veritable work of restoration. Dr. Kenneth Wright, Jr. a sleep researcher at the University of Colorado, confirms that many repair processes take place primarily and more efficiently during sleep. In other words, sleep is the key to enabling our bodies to repair and strengthen themselves.

For our part, we can then ask ourselves whether our customers’ significantly improved sleep quality might not have something to do with their astonishing stability over time, which they and their neurologists regularly report to us?

How can sleep be disrupted, especially for people with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s?

Sleep problems can manifest themselves in a variety of ways, and it can sometimes be difficult to clearly understand how they can affect us, especially for those suffering from Parkinson’s disease.

Most people with Parkinson’s disease suffer from sleep disturbances of various kinds. A study of such people by Dr. J. Opara revealed that as many as 98% of participants reported sleep disorders, often considered to be even the first signs of the disease.

These nocturnal disorders, common in Parkinson’s patients, leave a heavy mark on their quality of life and day-to-day functioning, impacting both their mental and motor well-being. Sleep becomes a source of torment for those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

As Dr Comella (2007) points out, several sleep disorders are frequently observed in people with Parkinson’s, such as :

  • Rapid eye movement (REM), which disrupts sleep quality and dreams, even though it plays a crucial role in information processing, or

  • Insomnia, with its difficulties in falling asleep or staying asleep, becomes a major challenge.

Dr. Cornella’s study shows that this ailment is closely linked to various factors, such as motor symptoms, depression and the side effects of medical treatments.

Excessive daytime sleepiness is also common among Parkinson’s sufferers, affecting their day-to-day functioning. The Dr. Cornella notes that this sleepiness can be caused by disturbed sleep during the night, the effects of medication and neurodegenerative changes in the brain. In short, the sleep disorders that plague people with Parkinson’s play a crucial role in their overall well-being, an essential puzzle to be solved in order to improve their quality of life (Comella, 2007).

Another study by Dr. Opara and his team confirms the importance of sleep disturbance in Parkinson’s patients. These disorders, which have a considerable negative impact, include insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness, restless legs syndrome and sleep-related breathing disorders.

These sleep disturbances can affect cognitive function, contribute to mood disorders and worsen motor symptoms in Parkinson’s sufferers.

Not to mention the fact that disturbed sleep can lead to increased fatigue, reduced energy and a deterioration in general well-being, impacting on the quality of life of those concerned.

The study found that sleep disorders in Parkinson’s patients are associated with reduced daily functioning, leading to difficulties in performing activities of daily living, reduced productivity at work, and impaired social interactions.

These results are very interesting, because although they seem logical, we don’t always make the connection between these daily disturbances and sleep quality. We then look in other directions for solutions, at the risk of making mistakes…. While they emphasize the importance of addressing sleep disorders, particularly in the management of Parkinson’s disease, to improve the general well-being and daily functioning of those affected.

How to optimize sleep quality?

Sleep quality can be optimized for people with Parkinson’s disease by following certain practices and making lifestyle adjustments. Here are a few ideas that may help:

1. Establish a regular sleep routine: Try to go to bed and wake up at regular times every day, even on weekends. This can help regulate your internal clock and improve the quality of your sleep.
2. Create an environment conducive to sleep: Make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark and at a comfortable temperature. Use blackout curtains, earplugs or an eye mask if necessary. Eliminate sources of distraction, such as televisions or electronic devices.
3. Avoid stimulants before bedtime: Reduce your consumption of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine, as these substances can disrupt your sleep. Avoid heavy, spicy meals before bedtime too, as they can cause digestive problems and make it harder to fall asleep.
4. Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity can promote better quality sleep. Consult your doctor or health care professional to determine which types of exercise are best suited to your condition.
5. Manage stress: Stress can negatively affect sleep quality. Try relaxation techniques such as meditation, deep breathing or yoga to reduce stress before bedtime.

AtremoPlus and sleep

In the next newsletter, Sleep Part 3, we’ll be giving you some clues as to why and how the ingredients in AtremoPlus can help to significantly improve sleep quality and thus regeneration.

As we’ve seen, sleep is the phase during which the body doesn’t have to concentrate on thoughts, walking or daily tasks, so it can devote its energy and resources to repairing and regenerating the body. In this respect, we’re delighted to see that taking AtremoPlus is helping to improve the sleep parameters that are so important to our customers.

The ingredients in AtremoPlus not only provide valuable support for our daytime activities, but also enable us to recover properly at night through better sleep. This encourages a virtuous circle, where restful sleep contributes to a better overall quality of life. Our customers benefit not only from the cognitive and motor benefits of the active ingredients in AtremoPlus, but also from a noticeable improvement in their quality of sleep.

Your overall well-being is our top priority!

We’ll continue to look for ways to optimize our advice on taking our dietary supplement and understanding the mechanisms of action of AtremoPlus, and we look forward to seeing you soon…. 🙂

The Atremoplus team

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Disclaimer:
Please note that this blog provides information about our food supplement AtremoPlus and related topics. This blog is NOT intended to provide medical advice.
If you have any medical questions, please contact your healthcare professional.

References:

Summary Maiken Nedergaard, studies: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/not-all-sleep-is-equal-when-it-comes-to-cleaning-the-brain

Summary Dr.Kenneth Wright sleep studies: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QVqZgcUAAAAJ&hl=en

Opara JA, Brola W, Leonardi M, BĹ‚aszczyk B. Quality of life in Parkinson’s disease. J Med Life. 2012 Dec 15;5(4):375-81. Epub 2012 Dec 25. PMID: 23346238; PMCID: PMC3539848.

Comella, C.L. REM sleep disorders and parkinsonism. J Neurol 254 (Suppl 5), 56–60 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00415-007-5009-3

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