What is the best thing one can do after a long, exhausting day at work, after running all day getting all things done, after spending the day, at least five or six hours on feet? Yes, we all thought of the same thing – our bed, so that we can take the rest we have deserved.
The bedroom is often considered to be a sanctuary, a temple in which one relaxes, takes the necessary rest, and enjoys their own peace. It is often the place people spend the greatest part of their lives in. the average sleeping time of a person is eight hours a day, meaning that we spend one third of our lives in our bedrooms. Everyone is aware that the nighttime sleep and the nocturnal peace cannot be replaced with anything. The nighttime sleep is essential for keeping the mental and the physical health and the well-being. That is why finding the right sleeping position is very important, as it can affect our health. Different people prefer sleeping in different sleeping positions. Usually, people sleep on the left or the right side, on their back, or curled in fetal position. Each of the positions we just mentioned impact the health differently, either in a good, or in a bad way. For instance, if you suffer from asthma and/or apnea and you sleep on your back, you should know that this sleeping position is dangerous for you, as it raises the risks linked to breathing difficulties. Also, if you sleep on your right side, you just make your digestive issues a lot worse. The bad impacts some sleeping positions have on some health aspects contribute to lower quality sleep and less sleep in general.
The best and the less dangerous position for the health all people are recommended to sleep in is sleeping on the left side. If you sleep on the left side, you help your body in numerous ways, such as to digest better and easier.
This sleeping position allows the body to extract nutrients and eliminate toxins more efficiently and faster, meaning that it improves the overall health of the digestive system. It is also beneficial in terms of the circulation and the cardiovascular health, as it is easier for the heart to pump downhill in this position, and the blood circulates more efficiently back to the heart.
Moreover, if you sleep on your left side, you make it easier for the bile and the waste to travel more freely through the body and you improve the function of your spleen.
This contributes to an improved lymphatic drainage and a greater amount of toxins that leaves the body, less stress and less negative impacts to the overall health. Dr. John Douillard gives more info about this in the video attached to this article.
You will be amazed by the differences and improvements that this sleeping position will bring to your body. If you do not sleep on your left side, you should really start doing so as soon as possible. Change your habitual way of slumbering as hard as this might seem to you, and you won’t regret it. You should just make some minor adjustments.
You can train your body to lie on the left side by switching on a light placed on the right side of your bed. Also, you can do this in numerous other ways, you just have to find the one that works the best for you. We would all like to improve our health and promote our night sleep, so if sleeping on the left side help in that, we should go for it.