Photo: Sunset on the Kuskokwim about 11 PMLISTEN NOW, I consider this very important, OXYGEN, an effortless intake of a lot of oxygen while we sleep IS IMPORTANT. Our brain is hard at work while we sleep . 20% of the blood from the heart flows through the brain. It needs a rich supply of oxygen.
There are about 100 billion neurons (nerve cells) in the brain. Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s are due to a gradual death of neurons. We can change our sleeping habits to help ensure an adequate supply of OXYGEN while we sleep.
Do these tests on yourself while in bed. Lie flat on your back with no pillow or with the ASAP. Take a deep breath and breathe normally and pay attention to the ease in filling your lungs each breath. Roll your head left and right and it stays the same.
Now put a regular pillow under your head and do the same thing. It will reduce the ease of filling your lungs and the firmer and higher the pillow lifts your head the more difficult it will be. Lie on your right side, do the same thing. Left side. When I do it I notice a considerable difference.
I don’t know what difference there is when I am sound asleep but it could be worse. I believe a good sleeping posture can help supply additional oxygen to the brain neurons and all the other cells in my spinal column and rest of my body. This just seems to make good sense to me.
For your research please google: Disabled World , human brain facts and answers. Also Sciencell Research Laboratories.