The brain’s glymphatic pathway clears harmful wastes, especially during sleep. This lateral position could prove to be the best position for the brain-waste clearance process.
In our local culture (which many of my educated friends with being modern arrogance consider primitive), the word is वामकुक्षी. Sleeping on the left side.
Thanks to our hyper-modern life, we hardly rest in this position after afternoon meal. So toxins level in body builds up. For some, they invite infection, for others, it becomes clog in the artery…and the sickness saga continues.
Respect local cultural habits. Follow them blindly! 🙂 Keep aside your being-educated arrogance.
COULD BODY POSTURE DURING SLEEP AFFECT HOW YOUR BRAIN CLEARS WASTE?
Sleeping in the lateral, or side position, as compared to sleeping on one’s back or stomach, may more effectively remove brain waste and prove to be an important practice to help reduce the chances of developing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases, according to researchers at Stony Brook University.
“The analysis showed us consistently that glymphatic transport was most efficient in the lateral position when compared to the supine or prone positions,” said Dr. Benveniste. “Because of this finding, we propose that the body posture and sleep quality should be considered when standardizing future diagnostic imaging procedures to assess CSF-ISF transport in humans and therefore the assessment of the clearance of damaging brain proteins that may contribute to or cause brain diseases.”