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Why is it so healthy to sleep on your left side?

May 12, 2017

Sleeping is just great. It is not only fun, but also a way to gather our strengths and prepare to face a new day. The proper position will help us get proper rest and will make us feel better. Scientists discovered that sleeping on our left side is actually healthier than sleeping on our right side. Why?



1. It improves the operation of the lymphatic system:

The lymphatic system is in charge of cleaning our body from toxins and metabolic waste, and on the other hand helps deliver proteins and other materials to body cells. Sleeping on our left side allows these processes to happen in a more efficient manner.


2. It improves the operation of the spleen:

The spleen, part of the lymphatic system, is located at the left side of our body. Sleeping on the left side allows gravity to improve blood circulation to the spleen, and better filtration activity.



3. It improves the operation of the bowels:

The Ileocecal valve, the connection point between the large intestine and the small intestine, is located at the right side of our body. When sleeping on the left side of the body, gravity helps waste go through this valve faster and exit the body faster.

4. It relieves nighttime heartburn:

If you suffer from heartburn during the night, sleeping on your left side will locate your stomach is a lower position compared to the esophagus. That will prevent the return of food from the stomach to the esophagus, and relieve heartburn.

5. It improves the function of the liver:

The liver is located on the right side of our body, and gets filled with blood if we sleep on that right side. Sleeping on the left side will ease the blood fllow to the liver and allow more efficient function.


6. It improves the function of the heart:

The left side of the heart is in charge of pushing blood to the entire body. Therefore, when we sleep on the left side, we assist the heart to do his job better. It is healthier for the blood circulation, specifically for the aorta and the abdominal blood vassals located on the right-hand side of the spine.  


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