Aug 8, 2015

Can the position you sleep in reduce the risk of Alzheimer's?

Sleeping in the side position - as compared to sleeping on one’s back or stomach - 
may more effectively remove brain waste,  and may reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases.

These research findings are well worth considering. What position do you sleep in most often?

Sleeping in the side position might reduce the risk of Alzheimer's

The researchers discovered that a lateral sleeping position is the best position to most efficiently remove waste from the brain. The buildup of brain waste chemicals may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.

Their finding is published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Read the entire original research summary - Could Body Posture During Sleep Affect How Your Brain Clears Waste?

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