Our sleep position matters a lot not only to our comfort but also our health. It affects every body process and organ from the brain to the gut.
Although our bodies appear largely symmetrical, our internal organs' location makes us asymmetrical internally. Left-side sleeping has the most expert and science backed health benefits. How we rest influences the way our systems direct and process waste- which should be part of our overall health aspirations.
While sleeping on your left side at night, gravity can help take waste on a trip through the ascending colon,then into the traverse Colon and finally dump it in the descending colon- encouraging a trip to the washroom in the morning. Side sleeping might also make you a better bedfellow and leave you more well rested.
Here are the four medically proven health benefits of sleeping on your left side;
1. Sleeping on your left side prevents cognitive issues and brain health improvement.
2. It helps the digestive system function better easing gastrointestinal issues such as heartburn, constipation and bloating.
3. Reduced joint and low back pain as well as chronic pain associated with long term conditions like fibromyalgia.
4. Reduced snoring.
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