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This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side

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Everyone knows how important sleep is for keeping in good physical and mental health. However, how long you sleep is just as important as the way you sleep. The position you sleep in can affect your health, help keep your skin looking young, and boost your digestive health. Here are six ways sleeping on your left side is good for your health. 1. It Bolsters the Lymphatic System Ayurvedic medicine says that sleeping on your left side lets your body better filter lymph fluid and waste through the lymph nodes. This is because the left side of our body is the stronger lymphatic side. Western studies also found that sleeping on the left side can help the body break down waste materials from the brain. However, sleeping on the right side can lower the lymphatic system’s power. 2. It May Improve Digestion When it comes to digestion, sleeping on the left side may be better than the right, because of gravity. Lying on the left side lets food waste easily move from the large intestine into the lower colon, meaning you’re more likely to have a bowel movement when you wake up. Sleeping on the left side lets the stomach and pancreas hang naturally because our stomach lies on the left side of the body. This can make sure the body keeps creating pancreatic enzymes and will help other digestive processes. 3. It’s Good for Your Heart Doctors advise that pregnant women sleep on their left side to boost circulation to the heart. Even if you’re not pregnant, or a woman, sleeping on the left side may help take some weight off the heart. Gravity can help lymph drainage toward the heart, and aortic circulation away from the heart. 4. It’s Ideal for Pregnant Women Sleeping on the left side doesn’t only boost pregnant women’s circulation. It can also help ease weight on the back, keep the uterus from squeezing the liver, and raise blood flow to the uterus, kidneys, and fetus. For this reason, doctors tell pregnant women to spend as much of their sleep time as possible on their left sides. 5. It May Reduce Heartburn A study written in The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology found that lying on the left side can help lower acid reflux signs. This is because our stomach lies on the left side. Lying on the right side may worsen these signs. The help comes very fast; if you’re feeling heartburn after a meal, try lying down on your left side for ten minutes. 6. It May Relieve Back Pain People with chronic back pain may feel a little better if they switch to sleeping on their left side. That’s because sleeping on your side can ease weight on the spine. Feeling more comfortable will raise your chances of getting a good night’s sleep. If you usually sleep on your back, your front, or your right side, you may wonder how to break that habit and start sleeping on your left side. It will take some time and practice, but you will be able to quickly train your body to sleep in this position. Here are some tips: You can try lying on your left side and press a full-length body pillow up against your back. The pillow will stop you from rolling over during the night. Try switching the side of the bed you sleep on. This will make it easier for you to flip to your other side and have the same great sleep. Another trick is to keep a dim light lit on your right side. Because your body will naturally want to turn away from the light while you sleep, it will make it easier for you to sleep on your left side. Try these small changes as soon as you can - they will make your sleep better and lead you to better health. It’s important to note that some people - like those with heart disease, sleep apnea, glaucoma, and carpal tunnel syndrome - may not get help from sleeping on their left sides. If you’re not sure about what sleep position would be best for you, it’s always a good idea to ask a doctor. Source(s): https://drjess.com/sleeping-in-this-one-position-can-improve-digestion-and-blood-flow/ https://lifespa.com/amazing-benefits-of-sleeping-on-your-left-side/ http://thehealthawareness.com/heres-sleep-left-side-backed-science/ Disclaimer: The materials and the information contained on Natural Cures channel are provided for general and educational purposes only and do not constitute any legal, medical or other professional advice on any subject matter. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new diet or treatment and with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider. Images licensed under CC: http://www.freestockphotos.biz/ https://pixabay.com/ https://www.flickr.com/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/
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Natural Cures (2 months ago)
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Bree Tenda (7 days ago)
The *Right* side is always *Right* 😂😄
Bree Tenda (7 days ago)
Than why do we fall faster asleep when we sleep on the right?
PakNerds (13 days ago)
I am a Doctor, should sleep on the right. left is not good for health.
Gregory Adkins (14 days ago)
Since you’re in a semi unconscious state,I can start on my back,wake up in a total different position,in between I have no idea or memory on how many times in have moved to the right or left or on my back again.
William Hewitt (20 days ago)
I have to sleep under the covers
Hamza Abdeljawad (20 days ago)
Wait, is this your left while on your stomach, or on your back
Karo French (20 days ago)
I sleep on my back. It hurts to sleep on either side. Makes my arm go to sleep.
Wilhelm Geisler (22 days ago)
I started sleeping on my LEFT side in MAY 1967. VIETNAM — TWO TOURS. When it was necessary to “sleep” in situations not allowing for the Air Force’s custom made, down filled, bed, I would bunch up my field jacket — or in warmer climate (just about ALL the time) and sans a jacket, I would make a “comfortable” pillow out of my ass pack, and off to sleepy time, usually interrupted by ignorant local people making a lot of damn noise. By sleeping on my left side, and being right handed, I found that I could quickly retrieve my 45 pistol, which I placed under my pack, and quickly get into all the fun that the rest of the WORLD was having at that time! All the comforts of home in a nasty place where individuals I had never met nor was even remotely aware of their existence, were trying to kill me. Ah, yes. That ass pack was really an indispensable item and I NEVER left home without it!
LMB Films (26 days ago)
I sleep on my left side so this is no problem for me
BWR AMIA (29 days ago)
I always sleep on the left side ..... and our teacher in school says sleep on the left side .....
Mystery Moose (30 days ago)
Actually there is a sphincter that is in between your esophagus and your stomach, so there is no way that lying on your right side could increase acid reflux. I’m no biologist though.
gaming bros (1 month ago)
Sleeping on right is best
SuperBobthezombie (1 month ago)
What the fuck is lymph node
thomas shnyder (1 month ago)
as a doctor i sleep only on the right side.not to harm your heart.
Ash4u (1 month ago)
I don’t agree with that infact sleeping on ur right is better than sleeping on ur left bcos our heart is on left side and it’s not good to put all ur weight on ur left while sleeping.
Zvi Rab (1 month ago)
According to maimonides written over 1000 years ago left side is healthiest to sleep
RpgPlay21 (1 month ago)
i sleep on left and right cant control it
James Edward Edward (1 month ago)
The prophet Muhammed peace be upon him recommended this 1400 years ago this is act ,no news for muslim,it's a islamic practice ,now scientists are discovering it...😯😯😯😯😯😯
najumul (1 month ago)
What about heart position,pls do consider that also & tell us right position.
Jay Q (1 month ago)
Layin on my Left side while watchin this Video....
chuxtuff (1 month ago)
This is something I actually have thought about. I've been a left side sleeper for years so I'm glad that I am on the right side (pun intended) of something healthful for a change. Instead of thinking that IF I continue to sleep that same way which seems natural to me there's going to be something wrong with me from that. Now that I've also raised the head of my bed up 6 inches (called "inclined bed therapy") I admit to sleeping better than ever.
kifah weno (1 month ago)
Scientifically proven to sleep on your right!
Snipe Stud00 (2 months ago)
Explains why i automatically sleep on my left. Apnea, and asthma and a car wreck. Even in a hospital bed, through cancer treatment i was on my left side. Also leaving my computer on behind me. Win, win ,win situation.
Ann Avtar O715440072 (2 months ago)
It's difficult to sleep on positions which u were not used to,but m trying just for my baby
Tamara Reese (2 months ago)
I sleep on my rite side and on my left side 😄😄😄😄😄
Kalyah Amor (2 months ago)
I sleep better on my right side.
Umar Usman (2 months ago)
Already Islam has come with this the prophet Muhammad (s a w) said we should always lay Down on the right side when laying down.
MrToestie (2 months ago)
For some reason when I sleep on my left side I have all sorts of dreams, on my right side though I always get really rememberable and sexual dreams
MrToestie :O
boo duh (2 months ago)
Im just comming here to thumbs up and subscribe for one reason. You put the info in the title without clickbait or making me go through a 5 min intro. Sleep on the left? Got it. If i want to know why, watch the video? Got it. Worst is eat these 5 things to cure whatever. 15 min video and they tell you at 12 mins what the info is.
Jamie Lim (2 months ago)
I agree 👍🏻
Drew Laslo (2 months ago)
I sleep on my belly, but facing the right side... Would that be about the same as sleeping on my left side? I find it way more comfortable and it’s easier for me to fall asleep this way than any other position I’ve tried.
kiribetio123 (2 months ago)
I've always wanted to go toilet when i sleep on my left side. And hard for me to Breath
You can't really just sleep on one side, the fact is we move during our sleep from.side to side without noticing it.
watching this while in the right side
Ivan Kisaragi (2 months ago)
What if I lay on my back lol
Mohd Azizi (2 months ago)
Tipu
John Ferrari (2 months ago)
after reading other';s comments on whether its best sleeping on left or right side, i think i'll sleep on the side that seems to work best for me.. my backside-:) when i fall asleep on either side, i usually have a scream-dream nightmare within minutes of dozing off. On my back, my dreams are 'normal' and even funny as i wake up laughing. Sleeping on my stomach is not even an option. So has anyone with or without a medical background actual truthful facts about sleeping on your back?
Daisy flores (2 months ago)
Then good ness I sleep like this .
546 cowboy (2 months ago)
I first saw a headline about this months ago and dismissed since I have always slept on my left side mostly. Evidently my body told me this many years ago all on it's own. Imagine that nature did it again.
Md Mamun (2 months ago)
good
afroja sultana (2 months ago)
nc
Çräzy Girl (3 months ago)
Drinking water before meal controls your weight and eating . drinking water during or after eating causes weight gain and your tomb comes out
Who Is sHe? (3 months ago)
I’m watching this cause I slept on my right today and I woke up with bubbling acid in my stomach and I’m not hungry and I can feel the bubbles and the sound is so weird it doesn’t sound like your hungry it sounds like someone pooping LMAO IK TMI but I’m lucky I’m not in public rn my stomach would be weird. 😂 I’ll sleep on my left From now. Thank you I started getting worried! I also keep my knees up evernight I turn into that cause my feet and legs get cold. So that probably isn’t the best either.
Mel Makavali (3 months ago)
All of you dont eat too much..
Abo_jlmbo (3 months ago)
That's WRONG . . . Sleeping on the right side is comfortable for body than the left . . .
TANIA SULTANA (3 months ago)
really useful! thanks for tips.
Shams Ullah (3 months ago)
I was like wtf and everything I heard in this video , I don’t think if I will ever sleep on my left side lol😂
8 billion views (3 months ago)
I always sleep on bed side
JellyJam Foxy (3 months ago)
I guess I'll always sleep on KY left side then.
Benedette Lihema (3 months ago)
Thanks a lot. Now I have learned.
Gaming ForFame (3 months ago)
I have always slept on my left side and never knew there were benefits of doing so. I always just felt more comfortable on my left side. Lol
Undefined Definition (3 months ago)
I strongly disagree!
Undefined Definition (3 months ago)
Sleeping on the left side puts extra pressure on your heart!
Kainat Urooj (3 months ago)
False sleeping on right sides taught by prophet Muhammad p.b.u.h n he was best in knowledge like whatever he said practically proven use of honey,camel milk,eating 4 dates at least are best for health ..everything he told us already so ur video is absurd.
shahzad khan (3 months ago)
Sleeping Right side is comfortable.
Mellymel Mellymel (3 months ago)
If you are reading this..... It is night time where I am. Good night. 😄
Sayyed Totad (4 months ago)
My dear it is written 1,500 year back in quaran.go through u will also get drinking, eating ways also.science is very slow . Quaran is in highest peak of mountain.
King Le (4 months ago)
I just normally sleep on my left side because it's "more comfortable"
Toby the fox (4 months ago)
Thank you so much I Now understand why I feel sick when I hit the right side I always wanted to know what was going on thank you so much
I feel much more comfortable on my left side, so no need to comment anymore. I don't feel any extra weight on the heart. You guys really need to tell the truth. If you are, which is unbelievable, I guess I'm different.
Guys! Please reply to this comment. I watched this video and I read the comments, which should I believe? This video shows different things but in the comments it said it puts pressure on the heart. Help!
Z Abd (4 months ago)
Al Hamdulillah!
masei Albu (4 months ago)
it suer works. DAMN GOOD
mchume65 (4 months ago)
When I sleep on my left side, I am more likely to have an acid reflux episode.
You Know Who (4 months ago)
do people who sleep bad still sleep bad when their pregnant, im just wandering
Frank Medrocillo (4 months ago)
Sleeping on the left is so vital I don't even dare turn around as I get consequences straight away.
Tia Trinder (4 months ago)
Lol Ive been sleeping on my right side most of my life
Ahmed Hamza (4 months ago)
Yes, just sleep on the left side and you will life double times longer as Right side Sleepers :)
69 is the Best Sleeping Position.
Mohammad Bani Asad (4 months ago)
The best is to sleep on the right side, that you relief the heart over the lunges.
Syed Attaullah (4 months ago)
Right side sleeping position is the best position this is what Islam taught us! But don't know about this phenomena! That why we have to sleep at our right side. 😊
Marty Party2809 (4 months ago)
Makes you fart on the left side
sd (4 months ago)
This was already discovered in India before 2000 years ago
Go Copper T.V (5 months ago)
This is really good information, Thanks!
Olivia Chen (5 months ago)
When I was young, I always had nightmare when I slept on left side. The heart was pressured. I slept mostly on right side. My right eye was uncomfortable due to whole night dropping on right side. My nose tip dropped on right side that caused inner dividing soft bone banded. I had operation to slice a little bit of dividing bone off in order to breath through left nostril Last year of college. I trained myself to sleep on my back. Health exercise teacher told me that I should sleep on right side. I did. My nose slightly tilt to right, my right line from right nostril down to mouth became deeper than left side. Worse yet. My right collarbone became bigger than the left. It might be caused by bone density worsen due to age. Also the spine became problem. I had to go to spine doctor to adjust my spine...all the bones along it. Now, I sleep on my back again without pillow to straighten up my neck bones align with my spine. The spine doctor told me to lay on floor half hour for my spine per day, no sitting on couch. or too soft chairs.
huh man (5 months ago)
well, well, well, how to f**king sleep...
Tracey Lynn c Falconer (5 months ago)
I sleep on my back and it kills my neck and I wake up 4 times a night and my neck is killing me what do I do I try all different kinds of pillows
Max Life (5 months ago)
Good it also, thanks
farid rehman (5 months ago)
thank god im not sleeping ... 🦇
Bhargav Kolekar (5 months ago)
by the way i do have sphincter on the end of my stomach i don't know about you.
Flamma (5 months ago)
I sleep allways standing on my head, it really helps me get all the blood to my brain ans get the best and longest dreams ever, it even helps my hearths health by giving it more work to suck that blood out of my head! You should try it too! Really healthy and efficient 🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢
Big Rock (5 months ago)
I had an accident and had to sleep right side for 3 months. After that I couldn't sleep on my left. Also I started to get irritable bowel syndrom.
Dev Ranjan Dutta (5 months ago)
What font did you use?
Ricky El (5 months ago)
a
Gangadhar Lankella (5 months ago)
I'm sleeping at day time because working at night shifts.please give me some tips for good sleep
Friend of the Devil (6 months ago)
just watched video said don't sleep on left side
Meriem (6 months ago)
C'est le contraire
John Trim (6 months ago)
How much dope did you have to smoke to come up with this?
Dark83Noodle (6 months ago)
Al you need is to sleep on your right side
Kadir Ahmed (6 months ago)
Totally opposite how can you aspect to have a correct blood circulation while you sleeping if you already blocking the pump (which is the hearth). I do tried the both side and I did notice that sleeping on left side that some of my right finger dry, tightness, hard... but on right in morning I realize that I had good sleep and even ready for workout. That is very logic if you really know how any pump works.
Niketa Dillon (6 months ago)
I feel and sleep better on my right side.
MULTI STAR (6 months ago)
good
Stephen Curry Shoes (6 months ago)
sleeping on your back is a good way to get taller
SoftRain (6 months ago)
in islam sleeping on right is best with both hands on cheek and under chin like how a baby or toddler sleeps naturally there's healing in the hands to the face and chin when they touch to rest. when laying on the left side you lay on your organs right side is bright and nice 🌜now sometimes I lay on my left side too but I don't agree with it but we all can agree right side thee BEST WAY chow!
Murtaza Matta (6 months ago)
We shoUld Sleep On RigHt side.. not on leFt siDe... thIs video×👎👎👎👎ur wRoNg...
Hsks vsncbaka (6 months ago)
I sleep on the right side and I feel the same 😕
Wilson (6 months ago)
What about blocking blood circulation from heart vain when sleeping left side?
AHMED MOHAMED (6 months ago)
That false...better it is when sleeping on your right side
Sue N (7 months ago)
hummm... this is a wrong information except pregnant women.
Mad9977 Productions (7 months ago)
i tried all positions and it goes best on the right side, i don't feel well with the face at the other end and turn around quite quickly

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