Which Sleeping Position is Best for Brain Health

Lisa's Journey 03 by Kestutis
“Lisa’s Journey 03” by Kestutis Kasparavicius

I would like to share this really interesting article with you from “Hey Sigmund” about sleeping position, and the role of sleep in eliminating toxins from the brain to reduce the risk of neurological diseases such as Alzheimers.

Did you know:

“During sleep, the cells in the brain shrink, allowing an opening up (of) the space between the cells. This allows cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) – which usually covers the surface of the brain during the day – to flow through the brain and take toxins with it. The CSF flows through a kind of plumbing system called the glymphatic system, which appears to be able to work 10 times harder when we’re asleep. There (is an) enormous amount of energy required to pump CSF. The brain has enough to do during waking hours, so this pumping takes place while we’re asleep. In lab experiments with mice, it has been found that waste from the cells is flushed out via the blood vessels in the brain, into the circulatory system of the body and eventually into the liver”.

(And by the way, many of you may find Hey Sigmund to be a really useful resource for any inner work you may currently be doing.)

Image: Lisas Journey03 by Kestutis Kasparavicius

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3 Comments

  1. Hi Amy,
    Just stopping by to remind you that you are up tomorrow ( October 1) for the Time Machine Challenge over at litebeing chronicles. I also emailed you a reminder. Looking forward to starting the challenge and reading your offering.

    peace, Linda

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