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"Kumbe Ni Mbaya"- Reasons Why You Should Sleep On Your Left Side And Not Your Right

We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical wellbeing, but it turns out that sleep position may be another important factor in the quest for optimum health.

When compared to back or stomach sleeping, sleeping on your left or right side helps your body clear what's called interstitial waste from the brain. This brain cleanse may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other neurological diseases.


Start out on your left side at night to prevent heartburn and allow gravity to move waste through your colon. Alternate sides if your shoulder bothers you. Place a firm pillow between your knees and hug one to support your spine.


Below are some of the advantages associated with sleeping on your left side.

Brainpower: A 2015 animal study using mice reports that side sleeping helps to remove toxins from the brain and may even reduce the risk of neurological disease.

Keep snoring under control: Sleeping on the side helps keep airways open, which means people are less likely to snore.

Pressure point: Lying on the right side reduces pressure on the heart muscles by creating more space in the chest cavity. A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that people with congestive heart failure (CHF) felt more uncomfortable when sleeping on their left side.

Reduced snoring: Another benefit to sleeping on your side is reduced snoring, a common symptom seen in obstructive sleep apnea. This serious condition creates disruptions in breathing, which can lead to long-term complications, such as, diabetes, heart attack, and cognitive issues.

Good for the Heart: Doctors have long recommended that pregnant women sleep on their left side in order to improve circulation to the heart. Even if you’re not pregnant (or a woman), sleeping on the left side may help to take some pressure off the heart, as gravity can facilitate both lymph drainage and aortic circulation away from the heart.


Potential cons of side sleeping

Shoulder pain. You may be able to switch to the opposite side, but if shoulder pain persists, find a new sleeping position.

Jaw discomfort. If you have a tight jaw, putting pressure on it while you sleep on your side can leave it sore in the morning.

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