We have often heard that getting a good night’s sleep is very important for a healthy life. Many things are significant for a sound sleep – healthy food, regular exercise, right-sized pillow… Sleeping Position as well is vital for a sound sleep and beneficial for healthy living.
There is an old belief – ‘we should sleep on our left’. During my first pregnancy, I was told by my gynecologist to sleep on my left. I got curious and queried her about the reason, I was amazed to know the benefits and penned them.
Here are Amazing Health benefits of sleeping on your left side
Improves Blood Flow To The Fetus
So, pregnant women are told to sleep on their left.
Sleeping on the left side is recommended during pregnancy to improve circulation to the heart as well — good for both, Mother and baby.
Better circulation and decrease in varicose veins
Are two very important benefits of left-side sleeping. If you have varicose veins [visible swollen and twisted veins, they mostly affect legs and feet], it’s ideal to sleep on your left.
Spleen Health being improved
By sleeping on your left, Spleen will reap the benefit because drainage back to the spleen is once again helped and made easier.
Another way to stay regular and relieve constipation is directly affected by your sleep position. Sleeping on the left side allows gravity to
encourage the food waste to move easily from the small intestine into the large intestine.
Wonderful Heart Health
We all know, the heart is one of the most important organs in the human body and pumps blood to all parts of the body. Sleeping on the left side promotes your heart health as there is less workload on it due to gravity so, your Heart will have a long and healthy life.
The doctor says to sleep on left to those who suffer from heartburn after a particularly rich or spicy meal. According to WebMD.
Research suggests sleeping on the left side can relieve heartburn symptoms, while right-side sleeping makes them worse.
Helps Lymphatic System
Many people don’t put too much thought into their lymph nodes [in neck or armpit areas] they are part of a very important system. According to Healthy Life Tricks.
The left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side, and while you’re sleeping on this side, your body will have more time to filter toxins, lymph fluid, and waste.
The health benefits associated with sleeping on the left side are absolutely incredible.
This non-scientific technique of sleeping and resting on the left side makes some sense after all. I am the kind of person who likes to understand the ancient wisdom and then try to find proof with modern science. This case might lack some of the modern science but there are more than enough anatomical logics here to give it a whirl.
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