5 Common Sleeping Positions and Their Effect on Your Health

1. Sleeping on Your Side

This is the most common sleeping position in not just humans, but in animals as well. According to an article on HuffPost, nature has the right idea, since sleeping on your side is apparently the most effective way to “clear our brain of the metabolic waste products that built up while we are awake.”

Researchers have also been studying the effect of the glymphatic system, a nightly clearing process of the brain that may reduce the occurrence of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Although this has yet to be proven in mice, the prospects are promising. So, if you’re sleeping the way nature intended, you’re on the right path!

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