Life’s most interesting oddity can be the sleep. Kids do everything to avoid it, adults don’t get enough of it and we all spend about a third of our lives on sleeping.
Sleep is inviting and calming, but there can be also many challenges such as Waking up with sore muscles or a stiff neck, sleeping straight through the alarm, and the notorious inability to sleep whether that be due to noisy kids, an overload of stress, or just plain sleep apnea.
We all know that we need to have 7 to 8 hours sleep every day to get the most beneficial rest. But there’s also the best sleeping position.
Benefits of Sleeping on the Left Side
According to a study done recently, it says that sleeping on the left side is more beneficial. John Douillard, who worked as an Ayurvedic Practitioner of 25 years, listed many reasons why all sleepers should favor the left side after bedtime.
Reduced Heart Burn
According to the research, those who suffer from heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease can have the most relief when sleeping on the left side because of the positioning of your internal organs, and especially the stomach. Your stomach acid is pulled by gravity into the pit of your stomach rather than up into your esophagus, which means no heartburn when you sleep on your left side.
Best for Pregnant Women
It will be dangerous for pregnant women to sleep on the back in supine position as it can result in stillbirth. The left side is the best during the pregnancy to sleep as it can improve maternal hemodynamic, or blood flow to the uterus.
No More Snoring
The people who snore can sleep soundly. When you sleep on your back it pushes your muscles to the back of your throat causing more airway collapse and it causes snoring. Side sleeping has proven to decrease snoring as opposed to sleeping on your back or stomach although there isn’t much research to show that sleeping on the left or right side is better.
Make The Most Of Your Beauty Sleep
You know that sleep is precious, and you have to make the most of those 8 hours despite you are a light sleeper, deep sleeper, active sleeper, or stationary sleeper. For the people who suffer from heartburn, who are pregnant, or who tend to snore during the night hours left side sleeping has proven to be most beneficial. So, try to sleep on your left side and find the best routine that works for you and to stick to it.
By Emilyn Gil