Scientists have discovered a simple sleep habit that can literally clean your brain at night

This system is responsible for cleaning “misfolded proteins” out of your brain. These proteins play a large part in the formation of motor neuron diseases

If you’ve ever spent much time on social media, you’ve probably heard the term “brain bleach” in some for more or another

These long chains are made up of amino acids. Together, they align and perform the different tasks that your body needs to survive

Your body creates misfolded proteins when things don’t work out correctly. And they can then build up in your brain

A group of researchers found that a number of factors can help your glymphatic system perform better

The list is pretty much what you’d expect, with mention of Omega-3 fatty acids and the like. But, scientists also included sleeping on your side as a factor

They aren’t able to say exactly why sleeping on your side plays a part in how your body cleans your brain