Sleep is most essential part of our day to day and we need at least 8 hours of good sleep to let our body recover from the days stress and overwhelming anxiety. A good sleep schedule enhances our work productivity manifolds and also provides sufficient. But according to experts not only how much you sleep but also your posture of sleeping is important for good health. From many studies, it has been found that sleeping on your left is a very good way to keep us healthy.
So today we are providing you 6 main reasons why you should sleep on your left side.
- It improves your Bowel movement
This concept is related to gravity, as our stomach is situated towards the left it allows easy passage of food through the digestive tract, and so sleeping on our left helps in good digestion of food. When we wake up we are ready to go.But this doesn’t mean we can overeat and go to sleep! A healthy digestion requires a healthy intake of food.
- Cardiac Health gets improved
During pregnancy, women are always advised to sleep on the left, as it is believed that it improves cardiovascular circulation. This can benefit everyone as this sleeping posture also relieves pressure on the heart.
- Relief from Pregnancy Symptoms
Sleeping on the left side during pregnancy helps to relieve various uncomfortable pregnancy symptoms, such as backaches and muscle pains.The reason behind this is that this posture reduces pressure on our back and liver while enhancing blood flow to the kidneys and fetus.
- Relief from Heartburn
People who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or heartburn can get help by sleeping on the left side, as it reduces the likelihood of regurgitation and food escaping up the esophageal tract.This benefit can again be related to the location of the stomach towards the left side of the body. The relief is almost instant, so make sure to try it out for at least 10 minutes, the next time you feel heartburn.
5. Chronic Back Pain is relieved
Sleeping on the left side reduces pressure on the spine and hence can help to reduce back pain, and ensures better sleep because of the reduced discomfort.
6. Improves Lymphatic Function
The left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side as mentioned in ancient Ayurveda. That’s why Ayurvedic practitioners believe that sleeping on the left side helps in improving filtration of lymphatic fluid and wastes while sleeping on the right side hinders this process.
Keep in account that not all of these health benefits are proven by scientific studies. Though you should certainly try sleeping on your left side, do listen to your body and find a posture in which you are comfortable. If you have trouble getting quality sleep, you should try other natural methods to sleep!!!