Getting a good night’s sleep is pivotal for our health, body, mind, and our mood, especially since we spend one-third of our lives asleep.
You can sleep in several ways. On your chest, back, left, or right sides, but you should know that each way impacts your health.
On your back:
As long as you do not snore or don’t have any breathing issues, then sleeping on your back is the best for you. It makes it easier for our head, neck, and spine to align and stay in a neutral position. But since many people snore or have breathing issues, sleeping on the left side is considered as the best sleeping position. Read below to find out why.
Experts say that sleeping on the right side can worsen heartburn and digestive problems. It can cause our entire system to slow down which increases the chances of deadly diseases.
Sleeping on your stomach is never advised because it doesn’t support the natural curve of your spine, leading to overarching. This puts pressure on joints and muscles that can lead to pain, numbness, and tingling. Experts advise that this sleeping position should be avoided.
So this is why you should always sleep on your left side…
Sleeping on your left side is recommended by many health professionals and is considered as the best sleeping position.
When you sleep on your left side, you are probably dramatically improving your health and maybe even saving your life. Holistic medicine calls the left side the dominant lymphatic side, and when you sleep on the left side, your body more effectively filters toxins through the lymph nodes. It also reduces acid reflux.
Pregnant women are also advised to sleep on their left side for optimal blood flow.
If you have trouble sleeping on your left side, consider sleeping with your back to a wall. A small pillow between you and the wall will make it more comfortable. It may take some time to get used to it at first.
Tip: You can also put a dim light on your right side, making your body naturally want to turn away from it.