Researchers from stony brook University in his new scientific work claim that the most useful thing to sleep lying on your side.
It is in this position is most effective cleanse the brain of toxins, scientists say. This in turn helps to reduce the risk of development of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and other neurological diseases.
Using dynamic contrast magnetic resonance imaging research group, headed by doctor of medical Sciences Helen Benveniste (Benveniste Helene) studied the brain and complex limfaticheskoi system (glymphatic system), which plays a crucial role in the effective removal of toxins and waste products from the brain. The results showed that in position the process of removing toxins leaking in the best way.
Dr. Benveniste used the MRI for several years to explore limfaticheskoi system model organisms – rodents. The method allowed us to identify the ways in which this system, in which cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) filters through the brain and mixes with interstitial fluid to cleanse the most important organ of waste, just as it makes the lymphatic system is our bodies.It was during a night's sleep limfatica the system is working in full force, bringing such a negative effect on the brain activity of substances, such as Tau-protein and beta-amyloid.
During the experiments, the scientists made the mice to sleep and put them to sleep on your back, on your stomach or side. Colleagues of the group of Benveniste from the University of Rochester have used fluorescence microscopy and radioactive tracers to confirm MRI data and to assess the influence of position during sleep at the conclusion of amyloid substances from the brain.Sleeping on your side was recognized by both groups of scientists most effective,
so the researchers came to the conclusion that not only the quality and duration of sleep affect the rest and cleansing of the brain, but position during the holidays.
"It is curious that most people and animals even in the wild, often prefer this position, says Maiken Nedergard (Maiken Nedergaard), an employee of the University of Rochester who participated in the study. – It seems that we have adapted to a situation for better removal of metabolic waste from our brains".
"Many dementias are associated with sleep disturbance, including difficulty falling asleep and insomnia, — adds the researcher. — Such violations can speed up memory loss in Alzheimer's disease".
In the future the research team plans to conduct similar research involving humans, to finally confirm their findings and give recommendations on the most optimal positions for the night stay.The position in which to sleep is not recommended:An adult cannot sleep on my stomach.
When we sleep on stomach, playfully turning his head left or right the blood flow in the vertebral arteries is disturbed and there is a threat of stroke.How to sleep with pain in the spine(the back):
Very comfortable to sleep on your side on the straight leg and the other leg bent at the knee, put on the bed. In this hand, where you will sleep, put under the pillow, and the other arm can be put on the trunk or on the bed.
This position is most people who suffer from pain in the spine. Lying, in this case, better on the sick side at the same intervertebral gap increase, and not so much compressed (annoyed) the spinal nerve roots. published
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