More and more people are beginning to complain about one sleep problem or another. If it’s not a total lack of sleep, then it’s sleep paralysis. Because having a good night’s rest is linked to our moods and mental wellbeing, people who are sleep deprived usually end up suffering from depression, a high blood pressure, and even weight gain. So because of these side effects, it is important that we get enough sleep every night. The medically approved number of hours of sleep for adults ranges from 7 to 8 hours each night. But that does not mean that once you sleep for 7 to 8 hours, you would be fine because aside from the number of hours, getting a good sleep does count a lot, almost as much as the number of hours.
So, I think the question should be,”what then constitutes a good sleep?”A sleep expert and Chiropractor, Dr. John Douillard says that a good sleep lies in the position of the body.
He is of the belief that the quality of our sleep shows a lot of improvement when we sleep on our left side. He also shows us there that it is very effective in improving the quality of someone’s health and makes us live longer.
Dr. Douillard said that “Emphasizing the left side for rest and sleep offers some time-tested wisdom for very real health and longevity benefits.”
He gives a better in-depth explanation about what his view is on the position of the body and its connection to good sleep.
Here are some reasons why you should begin to sleep on your left side.
1. Heartburn relief
If you are always having heartburn, you would most probably benefit from sleeping on your left side. You should definitely give it a try as experts have proven that sleeping on your left side does help to reduce the discomfort.
2. Heart health
In addition to sleeping on your left side, it greatly reduces your heartburn, sleeping on the left would increase the effectiveness of your heart.
3. Helps lymphatic system
The lymph is part of the circulatory system of the body, and the left side of the body is mostly made up of the lymph. Sleeping on your left side does make waste removal very easy for the lymphatic system.
4. Stops Snoring
Snoring is one thing that many people don’t like. It can adversely affect other people who are around and could even be the reason someone might not want to spend a lot of time with you. More than these, snoring does have other health risks, and that is why you need to sleep on the left side of your body.