New research from Stony Brook University in New York has suggested that sleeping on your side can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and a number of other neurodegenerative disorders, due to improved waste clearance from the brain.
study found that sideways to sleep could be eliminated, especially looking at the glymphatic system that removes waste from the brain, nervous system and spinal cord harmful substances. This system is actually more active during sleep and the researchers were able to use dynamic contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine systems rodents
The rats were under anesthesia in three positions -. In their stomachs, back and sides – and it became clear that transportation glymphatic was more efficient when they were asleep in their sides. In total, the removal of beta-amyloid was 25 percent more effective when sleeping on the side. In some studies they go so far as to say that the only reason why sleep is so we can clean the brain from toxins that accumulate during the day.
Speaking to Yahoo Health, Helene Benveniste, lead author of the study, said: “.” When amyloid beta accumulates, can form aggregates plates, which are very difficult for the brain to get rid of “
Ms. Benveniste added that sleeping on your side one can stimulate the flow of cerebrospinal fluid around the brain and now his team will be watching the glymphatic system can be controlled through a lifetime to prevent long-term illness. side sleeping in the past has also been shown to improve sleep apnea and snoring. it is important to note, however, that these results are preliminary and are not sure of the test.
the findings have been published in the journal of Neuroscience.
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