Lack of sleep can be the reason behind several chronic conditions, depression, illness, obesity, and high blood pressure. However, even if you are getting the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep every night, if you sleep in the wrong position, you will again face problems such as neck pain, wrinkles, and stomach problems.
To increase the benefits of sleep, you need to pay attention to how you spend your night.
According to sleep expert Dr. John Douillar, it is best to sleep on the left side, and here is why:
-Sleeping on the left side will reduce heartburn and aid digestion
-Sleeping on the left side is also beneficial if you snore or suffer from obstructive sleep apnea
-This sleeping position relieves pressure on the spine, so it will also help you reduce chronic back pain
-The left side of the body is the lymphatic side, which means that this sleeping position will support the healthy function of the lymphatic system and the elimination of toxins, waste and lymphatic fluids from the body
-Sleeping on the left side will improve heart health, as gravity will help the lymph nodes drain into the heart and make it easier for them to work
-Sleeping on the left side improves blood circulation during pregnancy, relieves pressure on the back, increases blood flow to the uterus, fetus, and kidneys, and prevents the uterus from squeezing the liver
The theory that this position is the ticket to better sleep and health comes from ancient Ayurveda, and is confirmed by numerous experts and doctors.