People sleep in different position that they choose as the most comfortable one for them. To those of you who sleep on your left side, you are enjoying some health benefits, as opposed to those who sleep on the right side.
Even though you might think you’ve found the perfect sleeping position for falling in a deep sleep, try to adjust your position to the left side if possible. Here are some of the advantages of sleeping on your left side that you should be aware of.
Prevent Heartburn during Nighttime
While sleeping on your left side, the stomach is below the cardiac sphincter, which connects the stomach with the esophagus, preventing heartburn due to the fact that it is preventing any contents in the stomach to go back into the esophagus.
Improving Drainage of the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system has a role to get rid of any impurities and toxins from the body, thus sleeping on the left side helps in its function to better drain the body.
It accelerates the process since the thoracic duct is placed on the left side. This also brings back any escaped proteins back to the cells.
Normal Heart Function
When sleeping on our left side, the heart more easily pumps blood throughout the body. In addition, gravity also helps in the function of the circulatory system.
Prevents Lives Congestion
The liver can quite often become burdened. Sleeping on the left side neutralizes toxins before they are eliminated and accumulated in the liver and disposes of them easily.
Improves the Spleen Function
This sleeping position also boosts the functioning of the spleen, located on the left side of the body, due to the fact that gravity stimulates the blood flowing into it.
Boosts the Gut Function
The Ileocecal Valve (IV), that links the large and small intestines and is located on the left side, is being helped by the sleeping position as it is easier for the valve to transfer waste from the small and large intestine. It is also helped by gravity in regulating bowel movements.
Beneficial For Pregnant Women
Probably the most important point on this list is for pregnant women. This position is extremely beneficial for them, especially if they are in the last trimester, as it boosts the blood circulation and helps the liver to function properly and more effectively.
It might feel a little strange at first to sleep in this position, but once you get the hang of it, you will start to feel the multiple benefits this sleeping position offers.