THIS IS WHY SLEEPING ON THE LEFT SIDE IS GREAT FOR YOUR HEALTH!
Many people try to sleep as less as possible. There are so many things that seem way more interesting or much important than to get few more sleeping hours, but just as nutrition and exercise are important for the optimal health and happiness, so is the sleep. The sleeping quality is directly affecting the quality of waling life, including the mental sharpness, emotional balance, physical vitality, productivity, and even the weight. No any other activity is delivering so much benefits with that little effort.
Sleep is not exactly time when your brain and body shut off. While you are resting, the brain is staying busy, overseeing wide variety of biological maintenance, which is keeping the body to run in top condition, preparing you for the day that is ahead. Without enough sleeping hours, you cannot be able to learn, work, communicate, and create at level even close to the true potentials.
Sleep issues, including the snoring, insomnia, sleep deprivation, restless leg syndrome, and sleep apnea are very common. Good sleep is needed for optimal health and may affect hormone levels, weight and mood.
Your sleeping positions are having very important influence on the digestive tract. In the past, the monks were lying down each time after meals for about 10 minutes, in order to improve their own digestion.
Furthermore, both the Indian alternative medicine and Ayurveda (the oldest oriental medicine) advice the followers to sleep on a left side. Do you know why?
The left side of a human body is thought to be main lymphatic side. Most of the body’s lymph flows in the thoracic duct that is located on human’s left side. The lymph is caring glucose, proteins and waste material.
It’s purified in a lymph nodes and then drained in the left part of human heart.