Sleep is very important for our health. It allows muscles to rest and recover after a busy day. During slumber, some organs like eyes are also taking rest. Whereas others are working whether you are awake or asleep, for example, heart, lungs, kidneys and the digestive system. Each one of them does its task respectively: circulating blood throughout our body; taking of oxygen and removing carbon dioxide; filtering the blood and eliminating toxins from our body and turning foods into nutrients and creating waste to be eliminated.
The way you sleep has a significant effect on your health. it can either make organs function more easily and relax your body or cause some health problems such as back and neck pain, heartburn, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and even stillbirth. Here are the most common sleeping positions:
- On your back in the soldier, savasana or starfish position.
- On your left or right side in the fetal, log or yearner position.
- On your stomach in the freefall position.
Experts estimate about 69% of people sleep on their side, 13% on their back and 7% on their stomach. According to Ayurvedic medicine, sleeping on the left side is the best slumber position. Moreover, recent studies have shown that laying on the left side has many health benefits.
Now, we will tell you reasons why you should sleep on your left side. We have rounded up everything you need to know. So keep reading.