Everyone will probably agree that, after a long day at work and running on all sides and standing on your feet for 5, 6 or more hours, there is nothing better than the thought of going home to your bed and rest. Hence, people consider their bedrooms to be a sacred place where they can completely unwind.
Statistically speaking, the average individual sleeps at least 8 hours per day. That is, we spend a third of our lives in the bedroom. The recommended 8 hours of sleep per day are crucial for both the physical and mental health. When it comes to sleep, different people have different sleeping positions.
But, did you know that your health depends on your favorite sleeping pose? The majority of people sleeps on the left or right side, on the back, or curled up in fetal position. Unfortunately, sleeping on the back can be bad for asthmatic people or people who suffer from sleep apnea as this position increases the chances for breathing problems.
Furthermore, sleeping on the right side can cause digestive issues or worsen the already existing ones. And, these negative effects can lower the overall quality of sleep. Nonetheless, it is considered that the best sleeping position is on the left side. Hence, this position improves and eases the digestion by allowing the body to absorb all the nutrients and eliminate toxins efficiently.
Additionally, sleeping on the left side influences the circulation and the cardiovascular health positively, as this position enables the heart to pump better and improves the blood circulation. And, this is not all, sleeping on the left side allows the bile and waste to travel freely through the body and, it also betters the functioning of the spleen.
Sleeping on the left side leads to a better lymphatic drainage and decreased stress and negative effect on the overall health. All in all, if sleeping on the left side is not your usual sleeping position, switch to it as soon as possible.
If you find it hard to get used to a new sleeping position, put some lighting on the right side and your body will naturally face away the light, making you turn to the left side. If this is not an option for you, research other methods for accustoming to a new sleeping position.
You won’t regret it, that’s for sure!