Alzheimer’s disease it can be triggered by sleep position that is often done by someone. According to a study, sleep on his stomach and sleep supine is sleeping position that vulnerable trigger Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.
Results of a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience reveals that the safest sleeping position is sleeping sideways. With sleep sideways to the right or to the left, then someone will be spared from nerve pain such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Page Prevention released a study using MRI tool that shows glymphatic pathway in the brain. If the position of sleep sideways, then the system on the pathway to work smoothly and efficiently. However, when sleep on his stomach and sleep supine then forms plaque in the system.
“When sleeping sideways, the protein beta-amyloid, a protein that forms the plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease is not functioning, so the researchers believe sleep position can decrease the risk of neurological disease,” written in the journal.
The use of pillows is also influential for health conditions. When someone is sleeping sideways with an ideal pillow, then the spine and neck aligned and not tense.
“The main purpose of using pillow is to align the spine to the neck so that no flexion or neck strain during sleep,” said Michael Breus, the author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan.
The ideal pillow that can fill the space between the shoulder so that the position of the head is not too far down or up while sleeping, he added.