We all have our favourite and comfortable sleeping position and enjoy in it. But according to medical experts the option is to sleep on our left side, because it can give us a lot of beneficial.
Above are listed 7 beneficial from sleeping on the left side:
1. Proper Heart Function
The left side of the heart pumps blood through your body. Sleeping on the left side will make it easier for your heart to function properly even when you sleep.
Additionally, sleeping in this position can help the circulatory system to use gravity as a benefit, to be more specific with the aorta and the inferior vena cava i.e. IVC which is a big vein that helps carry the deoxygenated blood to your heart and is on the right side of the spine.
2. Important for Pregnant Women
Sleep on the left side during pregnacy is important, especially for the last trimester.
It can help boost better circulation of blood, save the liver from unwanted weight by allowing it to do its various functions.
3. Improves Drainage of the Lymphatic System
According to experts, the lymphatic system drains the toxins into the thoracic duct placed on the left side.
With sleeping on left side, you will help to accelerate and facilitate the removal of toxins from the body.
In addition, the lymphatic system gathers protein that escaped from the cells. If you sleep on the left side, you can aid to bring them to where they are supposed to be.
4. Help the Liver Not to Clog
The liver is positioned on the right side of your body, and it can become congested if you spend hours sleeping on the right side.
Sleep on your left side in order to keep substances and toxins and for them to be neutralized by the liver before being moved out of your body or collected in the liver.
5. Improved Function of the Spleen
The spleen is the organ that is part of the lymphatic system. It is located on the left side of your body, and if you sleep on that side, you will help the spleen to function better.
6. Prevent Heartburn at Night
If you are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease or acid reflux you should sleep on your left side.
If you sleep on the left side, the contents found in the stomach won’t flow back into the esophagus, and that will prevent the nighttime GERD or acid reflux.
7. Boost the Gut to Help Get Rid of Waste Products
The ileocecal valve i.e. IV is a place on your left side where the junction of the large intestine and small intestine is located.
Sleep on your left side in order to boost the proper elimination of the waste products and help them transfer from the small to the large intestine.
Thus allowing gravity to do its work and boost regular bowel movement.