This is the best sleeping position: says neuroscience

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  • A person can go 40 days without eating but only 264 hours and 12 minutes awake

 This is the best position to sleep: neuroscience says so

Although scientists disagree on how many hours a day sleep is necessary, everyone agrees that it is essential. In fact, you can go longer without eating than without sleeping: in general, a person can go 40 days without eating and the maximum time a person could spend without sleep it would be around 264 hours and 12 minutes, that is, 11 days.

Not sleeping one night doesn't have to be. have serious consequences for the organism, although  will have Obvious consequences throughout the day: sleep at all hours, decreased reaction capacity, mood swings, anxiety or irritability, for example. In isolated cases, it causes a sensation of pain.

If the person has cardiovascular problems, the coronary risk increases. Also, lack of sleep can affect the way you process glucose, which can lead to high blood sugar levels and eventually lead to diabetes or weight gain.


Finally, to sleep comfortably you must meet certain  requirements. To fall asleep, you have to lie down in a previously ordered room, which is fully equipped. in complete darkness (or use a mask), in silence and at a temperature that, above all, is not excessive. With environmental heat it is more difficult to sleep than if it is  cold a bit, according to experts on the subject.

Once you're in bed, the best sleeping position is on your side, according to various studies, including those by neuroscientist Tara Swart, who says that resting in that position is “more efficient for the glymphatic cleaning of the brain during the night”. The glymphatic system is responsible for cleaning debris and debris that leaks from the blood vessels and the central nervous system in general.


In addition, sleeping on your side reduces the risk of suffering lumbar and neck pain, facilitates breathing -thus preventing snoring and sleep apnea- and improves digestion (if sleep on the left side, since the stomach is on that side).

If the chosen side is the left, it will also prevent sleeping. The blockage of the aorta artery, which pumps blood to the entire circulatory system, will be released. the inferior vena cava, which will facilitate the the return of the blood back to the heart.