Jun 05, 2017 @ 03:21 AM By Damandeep Kaur
We all are aware that duration of sleep is very important for our physical and mental wellbeing. But, we are not aware that sleep position is another very important factor in the quest for health. There are different advantages of sleeping on the right and left the side, but sleeping on the left side is the direct ticket to the better sleep and better health. But why it is said that sleeping on the left is healthy and beneficial? Sleeping on left is beneficial for our back, digestion, heart as of the position of organs in this sleeping position. So, let’s take a look at the six potential benefits of sleeping on your left side. Scroll down to take a look!
Stomach lies on the left side of the body; this is the reason sleeping on the left lets waste products to freely pass from the intestine to the colon. It is the fact that sleeping on the right side makes the digestive procedure a bit tougher. Sleeping on the left side is good as it lets the pancreas and stomach to hang naturally, which can keep the development of pancreatic enzymes and other digestive process smooth.
Sleeping of left or right is healthy for you but sleeping on stomach and back can cause severe back pain. Sleeping on your stomach leads to pressure building up in your back. Therefore, side sleeping on your left is your sure bet to prevent back pain.
Even doctors advice pregnant women to sleep on their left side as it helps to prevent them from back pain, relieve pressure from the liver and uterus and also ease the blood circulation to the fetus and other parts of the body. All these things play important role in pregnancy, so every pregnant woman must sleep in this position.
For people who snorers a lot, you can try sleeping on your left side to fight the issue of snoring. Snoring can be disturbing and annoying for your sleeping partner and it is quite unhealthy too. Sleeping on left will open your airways by keeping your throat and tongue muscle in a neutral position; hence it will reduce your snoring. Sleeping on left can be beneficial for your partner too as your partner will not have to suffer due to your snoring.
As per the latest research in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology found that sleeping on the left side can assist in reduce acid reflux symptoms. And the reason behind this is our stomach lies on the left side and sleeping on the right side may worsen these symptoms. If you mostly struggle with heartburn after a meal, try lying on the left side and you will feel relaxed.