One of the last things that we may think about before we want to go to sleep is the specific side of our body that we want to sleep on. However, although we usually just go on general comfort, recent reports have identified the impact that sleeping on the left side can have on the body. The benefits are clear in the brain functioning, the impact on other organs, and one’s overall mood, so next time think twice before deciding.
- Pregnant women are told to sleep on their left side to improve blood flow
- Sleeping on the left side reduces symptoms for reflux patients
- Holistic medical practitioners suggest sleeping on the left side to filter out toxins from the lymph nodes
“The way one sleeps affects one’s health much more than one may think. Sleep gives our bodies a chance to clear toxins and recover for the day’s events.”