A regular and good night’s sleep is very important for a healthy life. After a long day being on our feet nothing is more necessary than our bed, the place where we can be fully unwind and relax. We spend the greatest deal of our lives sleeping, since we sleep on average for about eight hours a day, which is about one third of our total lives.
We all know that the duration of sleep is critical for both mental and physical health but also the sleeping position can be an important factor in the quest for optimum well-being.
People have different ways they like and prefer to sleep in. Someone can sleep on the right or left side, curled up in the fetal position, etc. However, some sleeping positions can be tickets for for better sleep and health.
For example, sleeping on the back is dangerous for those who have asthma because it provokes breathing difficulties. On the other hand, sleeping on the right side just makes digestive diseases worse.
All of these sleeping difficulties not only lower the quality of sleep, but reduce the duration of it. So, is sleeping on the left side the proper one?
Regarding the benefits, it is far better to sleep on the left side than on any other. First, it can improve the overall digestive system, helping us digest better and easier. It allows the body to extract nutrients and dispose toxins faster and more efficient.
Second, it can improve our circulation and cardiovascular system, enabling the heart to pump downhill and the blood to circulate more efficiently.
Third, it improves spleen function as well as allowing for bile and wastes to travel freely through the body. In this way, the toxins are leaving the body faster and easier as well as a better lymphatic drainage is achieved.
It is really surprising how a sleeping position can improve the overall well-being of our bodies. So, if you are not sleeping on your left side, try it as soon as you can. You might be afraid how to break the habit of sleeping on the right side, but now it is the moment.
To get the needed results for shorter period of time you can put a light on the right side of where you sleep, so whenever you turn to the right side you will naturally want to face away from the light and turn to the left side. There are many effective ways to change sleep positions so you have to find the right one for you.
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Source: Cuisine & Health
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