deep sleep study Richard Hirtle aka RickyMcMountain

Brute force Alzheimer's study:
To determine what can be done at home by anyone.

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Using: well structured food, special light exercise, plus deep sleep chambers, to determine how to encourage brain cleaning and repair (glymphatic system) to slow, decrease or eliminate brain disease.

About Alzheimer’s. No one will escape Alzheimer’s. About 20% of your family will to get it. It will push health care costs far higher. It will disrupt and bankrupt families. Alzheimer’s is a personal, government and insurers financial disaster and every single attempt to tame it has failed.

Thus a brute force attack is needed

Overview: Brute Force Attack on Alzheimer's

Setting: For four years, 13-20 couples would live in a large house, sleep in Deep Sleep Chambers and have common nutrition (good food).

Study participants 13 to 20 couples

The couples Are selected such that one partner has Alzheimer's and the other does NOT. The partner must be reasonably able bodied.

All will have their own mini-pharmacy as prescribed by their doctors. To treat ailments such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cataracts
  • Blood pressure
  • Skin Ailments
  • Gut issues
  • Endocrine issues
  • Cancer

Additional ailments are ok. We will be documenting all disease pullback.

Deep Sleep Chambers

Why Deep Chambers? To encourage a special state of deep sleep that activates the Glymphatic system. The Glymphatic system is the brains cleaning and repair system. It was discovered in 2012 and we know little about it.

During the study we will do what is required to keep the Glymphatic system activated. Keep in mind there is much about the human body, and it's cleaning and repair systems that has yet to be figured out or discovered. So let's figure them out!

Common Nutrition

Common nutrion means: Very good natural food so that everyone gets all the micro and macro nutrition required for good health. Cooked on premise.

Common nutrition is to stabilize each persons individual gut micro-biome.

The gut micro-biome is quite a critter. In your gut right now are 8,000 to 10,000 different varieties of microbes. They outnumber your human cells 10 to 1 and they weight between 2-6 Lbs or 1-3 Kg, AND they produce what we will call microbial poo (chemicals). Just think of yeast add a little to sugar water they reproduce so fast you have a frothy mess in minutes.Imagine how much microbial poo 3 Lbs or 2Kg can produce working 24/7.

Gut micro-biome has been implicated in both good and bad health and in directly influencing personality.

A bad gut micro-biome is strongly supected to be the leading cause of disease.

For this study we will treat it as an Endocrine organ. A living chemical factory.

NOTE: this is NOT a drug trial.

Why this study?

We all know people who have dementia. Yet we still have no concrete plans to deal with huge numbers of dementia patients. We just do not know what works long term. We do not know if dementia can be reversed or slowed. To me and many researchers it is quite clear that dementia and a host of other disease is related to deep sleep, nutrition and very importantly related to the psycholological feelings of safety, security and lack of worries. Thus this study.

Sleep study Overview

This study that will answer the question. Can brain disease (Alzheimer's in particular) be slowed, stopped or reversed in patients who get nightly deep sleep, sound nutrition and who psychologically feel safe and secure. This study will lead to strategies people can do to treat dementia on their own. It will also show whether seniors do better overall in the study setting versus other types of seniors residences.

This is a four year study. It brings together knowledge from Sleep Science, Physiological science and Psychological science to define all the requirements for deep sleep (the only phase of sleep where brain cleaning occurs). Common nutrition provides static nutrition intake.

The science

Deep sleep

Deep sleep is a special state of sleep. It is the only state of sleep where your brain starts a special cleaning and repair process This btain cleaning and repair process is completely unlike any other cleaning and repair process in your body. That's what we want to encourage. It is called the Glymphatic system. I was discovered in 2012 and we know little about it.

Science strongly suggests that lack of deep sleep causes the brain to clog which causes dementia and other motor control disease and issues. Additionally science strongly suggests that diabetes, weight gain, cancer and a host of other ailments are directly related to lack of deep sleep. Science says: Anyone not obtaining adequate deep sleep is more open to disease.


Using sleep chambers engineered for this purpose

These sleep chambers meet and exceed all human biological AND psychological requirements for deep sleep.

THE SCIENCE: for humans the best sleeping is in a comfortable, cool, dark, quiet place, where you feel safe and secure and is free of interruptions.

Good Food

Science shows that food is a primary key in keeping a human body and mind functioning at it’s best for the longest time possible. Good food is broadly defined as “if I does not go bad within 7 days, it is NOT good food". Good food includes vegetables (with emphasis on green leafy), fruits, nuts, legumes, whole grains, and some fish, meat, poultry, eggs, dairy. And spices particularly turmeric, ginger, freshly ground black pepper, who all provide significant benefits. Sweeteners are honey, maple syrup, date syrup, grape syrup and some sugar. Bottom line you eat freshly prepared foods that provide a wide array of macronutrients and micronutrients with emphasis on bioactive components found only in plants.

Good Company

Good company is just that. Having people around you that you can trust and rely upon and do things with. People who encourage you to do things, to think and enjoy, Not just sit or lay around doing nothing. Good company helps keep you mentally alert, feel safe and physically moving which helps keep you here longer.

Help keep you in Good Spirits

Good spirits occurs best when someone is feeling good all around. Being able sleep in peace and quiet is key to good spirits. When people feel safe and secure, part of a group, with little worry they begin to feel free which enhanses good spirits and helps push them to do things. Good spirits is strongly tied to living with people and good food and good sleep and a feeling of safety.

Preferred participants

13-20 couples in total

A thought
"Is my health and my partners health likely to be better after 4 years in this study or by continuing to do what we are doing now?"

The preferred participants are couples where one has dementia and the other does not and who want to help move knowledge forward. The setting for this study will be in one house big enough for all the study participants and their partners. Participants will be selected to ensure a distribution of stage 1 thru stage 3 dementia sufferers with a partner who is reasonably able bodied. Longer term couples are more desirable as they can detect changes in each other more reliably. Couples owning their own homes and willing to rent them out for four years are prime candidates. This is how you fund your participation. You simply switch houses for four years and the rent pays your way. There is no other funding mechanism for this type of long term pure research where no company or person can patent, lay claim to, control or profit exclusively from what is learned. Any knowledge gained from this study will be public.

Additionally within the selected candidates it is okay if you have additional health issues such as arthritis or diabetes. All candidates and their partners need to understand all your health issues will be monitored for improvement or progression during the study. And you must agree to various researchers using you as a test subject. The fallout of that is you may get a fair bit of extra medical attention.

NOTE: Nobody with life threatening food allergies of any kind will be admitted. The study does not allow for person specific food preparation or differentiation.

This study will be hosted in the GTA ( Greater Toronto Area )

Open when ready.