Stomach sleepers, back sleepers, and right-side sleepers, we have bad news for you. Apparently, we should all be sleeping on our left side. Sleeping on your left side has the following benefits.
It reduces snoring
Tired of hearing your partner complain about your snoring shaking the room all night? You might be able to control this by sleeping on your left side. Especially if you sleep on your back, you snore louder. This is because your tongue, mouth, and jaw are completely relaxed when you sleep so when you’re on your back, this results in snoring.
It helps fight acid reflux
Eat too much before bed? This could cause acid reflux throughout the night. Not the case? Experts say you should sleep on your left side which could help reduce that feeling.
It helps your heart
You can reduce your heart’s hard work by sleeping on your left side. If you sleep like this, it’s easier for your heart to circulate blood throughout your body.
Pregnant women can take advantage of this
Women who are pregnant are often advised to sleep on their left side. Why? If you sleep on your right side, your uterus presses against your liver (which can be found on the right side of your body).
It helps your lymph nodes
Even your lymph nodes benefit from you sleeping on your left. This helps your body filter liquids through your body more quickly. Sleep on your right side? This could make your lymph nodes work more slowly.