Your sleep has an immense impact on your overall health. The quality and time of sleep affects your energy, mood, ability to handle stress, and mental sharpness.
But, your sleeping position is also related to all this. Sleeping in the right position is especially beneficial for the skin complexion, digestion, and other body’s functions.
What Side Should You Sleep On?
Researchers explain that sleeping on the right side can have adverse effects on your digestion. They also say this sleeping position can
That’s why they recommend sleeping on the left side. Also, they say people who have asthma should avoid sleeping on their back.
Why Sleeping on the Left Side?
Check out the video below to learn more about the benefits of sleeping on the left side.
You’ll see Dr. John Duillard explaining what is exactly happening in your body and your internal organs while you sleep in a specific sleeping position.
According to researchers, sleeping on the left side is the best sleeping position because of many reasons. For instance, it improves digestion, blood circulation, relieves back pain, and increases the lymphatic system’s efficiency.
What’s more, this sleeping position enables your internal organs hang naturally, as shown on the image above. Pregnant women are also recommended to sleep on their left side for an optimal blood circulation.
The orthopedic spine surgeon from Los Angeles, Dr. Hooman Melamed, says that 80% of all people will experience back problems at some period of their life caused or worsen by their sleeping position.
In other words, improper sleeping position can be the cause of your back or neck pain, and even stomach issues and premature aging.
Besides sleeping on your left side, we also recommend you sleep at least 8 hours a night, since lack of sleep can cause numerous health problems and conditions.