Researchers from three New York Universities have discovered that people who sleep on their side, rather than on their back or stomach, may have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's or other cognitive diseases, according to a new study, "The Effect of Body Posture on Brain Glymphatic Transport."
The reason? Side sleeping is the most efficient way to open the glymphatic pathway in the brain, which clears away waste and other chemicals such as amyloid beta and tau proteins, note the researchers. Buildup of these proteins is an indication of Alzheimer's.
Article taken from Sleep Savvy Magazine - October 2015 Issue