If Sleeping On Back Increases Risks Of Alzheimer’s Disease, What Does It Do To Our Babies?

In The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers, led by Stony Brook University’s professor of anesthesiology Helene Benveniste, claim that an unnatural sleep position might lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Sleeping in the side position, rather than on one’s back or stomach, appears to reduce the chance that an adult will develop a neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers focused on how sleep positioning affects the normal functioning of the glymphatic pathway. This is the system that clears harmful substances and waste from the brain that could harm it.