When I go to bed, I usually fall asleep on my right side. No reason for it really. It’s just what I do. It turns out, I might actually be doing myself a pretty major disservice by doing so.
You can sleep in several ways. On your chest, back, left, or right sides. Each way impacts your health. Sleeping on your back isn’t get for you if you have breathing issues. Sleeping on the right worsens digestive disorders. So how should we sleep?
When you sleep on your left side, you’re probably dramatically improving your health and maybe even saving your life. Holistic medicine calls the left side the dominant lymphatic side, and when you sleep on that side, your body more effectively filters toxins through the lymph nodes.
Sleeping on the right side can cause that entire system to slow down. This increases the chance of deadly diseases. Sleeping on the left side makes your body’s disposal system stronger. It can also ease heartburn!
If you have trouble sleeping on your left side, consider sleeping with your back to a wall. A small pillow between you and the wall can make it more comfortable. It may take some time to get used to it at first. You can also keep a dim light on your right side, making your body naturally want to turn away from it.