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5 Reasons why it’s better to sleep on your Left side than your Right side at Nights

Does it matter which side one sleeps? Well, it turns out that it does, especially for your health and well-being.

So many people just sleep over their tummy while some just lay on their back but you will agree with me that those sleeping positions are not convenient especially for a night’s sleep. So, typically, sleeping on your side is typically the way to go. But interestingly enough, your left side is actually better to sleep on than your right.

These are the reasons

It helps your digestion.

Sleeping on your left side improves your digestive system, and allows your body to quickly extract nutrients and dispose toxins. According to medical experts, “sleeping on your left side allows gravity to encourage the food waste to move easily from the small intestine into the large intestine.

It helps your body filter toxins.

According to Healthy Life Tricks, the left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side where you have your lymph nodes- in the neck or armpit areas which are actually part of a very important system. Sleeping on this side gives your body more time to filter toxins, lymph fluid, and waste.

It’s good for your baby

If you’re pregnant, sleeping on your left side sends more nutrients towards your placenta and your baby. It can also take away pressure from your back, and keep the uterus from squeezing the liver. According to WebMD, sleeping on your left side during Pregnancy improves circulation to the heart- good for mum and baby.

It will ease your heartburn.

The left side feels like there is more room than the right and that’s because your stomach lies to the left of your body. Sleeping on your left side can help to reduce acid reflux symptoms. It also works quickly! If you’re struggling with heartburn after a meal, try lying down on your left side for a few minutes and you should be feeling better in no time. Here’s a video that provides more support for sleeping on your left side. There are just so many benefits!

It Promotes Heart Health.

The heart is one of the most important organ and it is located at the left side of your chest.  So according to medical experts, it makes sense to sleep on the left side because the lymph drainage toward the heart will again be helped by gravity, taking some of the workload off the heart as you sleep thereby promoting the overall heart health.

So, we urge you to try and lay on your left side tonight and enjoy a good sleep.

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