If you follow us regularly you saw that the stress of high heat as in sauna use provided protection against cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease and memory disorders share some of the same risk factors. Does that mean sauna use would provide some protection from Alzheimer's disease as well? The following research investigated just that. 2,315 apparently healthy men aged 42-60 years at the start of the study, were followed for an average of 20.7 years (LaukkanenT, et al., 2017). Of these men, 204 ended up being diagnosed with dementia and 123 were diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 4-7 sauna bathing sessions per week were found to be associated with lowered risks of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. This was the same frequency of sauna use that helped prevent death from cardiovascular disease. Sauna baths also make you very relaxed afterward. Give it a try.
Laukkanen T, Kunutsor S, Kauhanen J, Laukkanen JA, Sauna bathing is inversely associated with dementia and Alzheimer's disease in middle-aged Finnish men. Age Ageing. 2017 Mar 1;46(2):245-249.