|Sleeping Postion and Kidney Stones|
Consistently sleeping on the same side of your body makes you more prone to develop kidney stones, suggests a 2-year study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco.
Researchers studied 110 patients who suffered from kidney stones that were confined to one side of their body. Of this group, 93 patients consistently favored sleeping on one side. 75% of these patients had kidney stones on the same side. Dr. Marshall Stoller, a professor of urology at UCSF reported, “Sleeping in the same position each night appears to alter bloodflow to that kidney, impairing the organ’s ability to clear itself of stone-forming crystals and deposits.”