Sleeping is the only salvation for some people after having a hectic day. But what happens if this sleep you love so much brings negative effects for you?
Dr. John Douillard, a health expert says that sleeping on the left side brings many benefits for a person’s health.
Let’s see how.
- Helps to have a properly functioning heart
When you sleep on your left side, the blood circulation functions properly. And the blood pumping towards the body take place without many irregularities. Also, this helps to decrease in varicose veins in your body.
- Good for pregnant women
Sleeping on left side helps the baby and mother regarding the blood circulation. This sleeping method is good in the last trimester for a pregnant mother. Plus this helps to reduce unwanted weight in the liver.
- Helps the drainage of the lymphatic system
Lymphatic side is dominant when you sleep on your left side. . Plus, sleeping on the left side enables to filter toxin, waste and lymph fluids. Furthermore, it gathers the proteins which escaped the cell and store them where they are supposed to be.
- Protects your liver
As mentioned above, sleeping on the left side collects and neutralizes the effects of toxins. This will help the liver to not to congest.
- To have a healthy spleen
Spleen is located in the left side of your body. As Dr. Douillard says, “when you lay on the left side, drainage back to the spleen is once again helped and made easier by gravity”. Spleen functions better when you rest at night. So, all you have to do is to change your sleeping side.
- Saves you from heartburn
Experts have warned that patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux should not sleep on their right side. As the cardiac sphincter is above the stomach, the esophagus and the sphincter are connected to the stomach. So, to avoid flowing the contents into the esophagus, it’s better to sleep on the left side if you wish to reduce the heartburn symptoms.
- Helps to prevent from waste products
There is a valve called ilececal which is placed on the right side, in the junction of small intestine and large intestine meet. So sleeping on your right side helps to remove the waste products and makes it easier to carry the waste from small intestine into the large intestine.
Changing your sleeping side can make you a lot healthier. So, try to change your position starting from today.