enough deep sleep helps the brain clear out waste products that could
lead to Alzheimer’s disease. New animal research reveals that one
particular sleeping position may also help flush harmful substances out
of the brain.
on the side is the most common sleep position for humans.
Interestingly, it’s also the most common sleep position for animals in
the wild. Fascinating new research from Stony Brook University may
explain why: A side-sleeping position seems to improve waste clearance
from the brain, which could prevent Alzheimer’s disease and