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What is the fetal sleeping position?

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The most popular way to sleep is favored by more than four out of 10 people, especially among women, who are twice as likely as men to sleep curled up on their side. For the most part, it's a healthy way to doze, because it allows your spine to rest in its natural alignment. The fetal position might also help ward off conditions like Alzheimer's or Parkinson's: Recent research on animals suggests that your brain does a better job of clearing waste that can lead to these neurological diseases when you're sleeping on your side rather than on your back or stomach. This position's also good for pregnant women. You should stick to lying on your left side while expecting. It improves circulation to your growing baby and prevents your uterus from pressing against your liver.

SOURCES:

Better Sleep Council: "Sleep Positions."

Journal of Neuroscience : "The Effect of Body Posture on Brain Glymphatic Transport."

Sleep.org: "The Best Sleep Position for Your Body," "Prevent Back Pain While You Sleep."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Healthy Sleep," "What Is Sleep Apnea?"

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring and Sleep."

Henry Ford Health System: "Study: Snoring May Be Early Sign of Future Health Risks."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 1, 2019

SOURCES:

Better Sleep Council: "Sleep Positions."

Journal of Neuroscience : "The Effect of Body Posture on Brain Glymphatic Transport."

Sleep.org: "The Best Sleep Position for Your Body," "Prevent Back Pain While You Sleep."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Your Guide to Healthy Sleep," "What Is Sleep Apnea?"

National Sleep Foundation: "Snoring and Sleep."

Henry Ford Health System: "Study: Snoring May Be Early Sign of Future Health Risks."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 1, 2019

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