We’re all looking for ways to live a healthier and happier life, and the easier these ways are to fit into our routines, the better!
One of the easiest ways to feel a whole heck of a lot better on a daily basis is to get a good nights’ sleep!
We all know that’s important, but for some of us, improving our sleep pattern is easier said than done.
There is one way that can both get your a better nights’ sleep and leave your body much healthier, and you’ll barely believe how simple it is.
Health experts claim that simply sleeping on your life side carries many benefits that you might not have even thought of!
We’ll tell you a few now, and you can decide whether or not you would like to give it a go!
Let’s find out if sleeping on the left side could be the right side for you!
1. Relieves heartburn
If you tend to get bad heartburn or even acid reflux after a hearty, try sleeping on your left side!
If you experience pain or indigestion when you go to bed, see if sleeping on your left side helps. It should do, because gravity forces stomach acid into the pit of your stomach when you’re on your left. This is instead of sending it back up your esophagus, which occurs when you sleep on your right side. Many people who suffer complains like this find they’re much more comfortable sleeping on their left side, while sleeping on their right can make it worse.
2. Stops snoring
Believe it or not, this really works! Plus if you share a bed with somebody who snores, anything is worth a try to cure that, right?
Well, if you do have a partner who keeps you up all night with their stupid loud snoring, just try moving them to their left side. Not only is it beneficial to snoring but obstructive sleep apnea as well which can be extremely jarring and uncomfortable at night.
3. Helps the lymphatic system
Your lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system of your body, and a vital part of your immune system. It’s a network of lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph towards your heart. This basically helps to keep your body healthy by processing waste.
You may not pay too much attention to your lymph nodes but you’re helping them to do their job by sleeping on your left! you’re helping to filter toxins, lymph fluid and waste.
4. Promotes heart health
Because sleeping on your left helps the lymph drainage, this in turn helps your heart by taking more of the strain off of it!
It’s good to sleep on your left, because your heart is also on your left side of course. If your heart doesn’t have to work as hard, you might find it causes you to experience a better nights’ sleep, because you relax more readily.
5. Improves circulation
So again because your lympathic system is in better shape, which leads to improved heart function, one of the other important benefits sleeping on this side can have is improving your circulation.
It also helps to reduce pressure on your vena cava, the largest in the body which runs along the right side of your spine.
6. Improves digestion
Apparently, sleeping on the left will encourage digestion, by allowing waste to move throughout your digestive system more easily, particularly from the small intestine into the large intestine.
But it starts way further up, because your stomach and pancreas are located on the left side. So sleeping on that same side enables them to hang naturally and function better. With gravity’s help, food passes easily through the stomach, and pancreatic enzymes are released when they are required.
7. It’s good for pregnant women
Experts advise that if you’re pregnant you should definitely try sleeping on your left side.
It will help to take the pressure off your back and increases the blood flow to the uterus and of course the baby. Because it relieves pressure on the spine, chances are you’ll feel more comfortable and sleep better.
So what do you say? Are you gonna give sleeping on your left side a try? Or do you think all of this stuff is just a bunch of baloney? Let everyone know your thoughts with a COMMENT! And if you swear by sleeping on your left side, well gosh dang it we’d love to hear from you all the more!
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