It has been said that depending on what side of the bed we sleep on will affect our personality. If we sleep on a certain side without knowing, experts assure us that sleeping posture depends on our character. Those with a more open personality tend to sleep on their side and those who are more easy going, tend to sleep on their backs, face up.
If we share our bed with someone, the sleeping position of the loving couple shows some very interesting facts about their relationship.
This reason explains why this habit is so hard to change as it is built into our behavior patterns. Some positions such as sleeping face down, is not recommended because they are unnatural for the natural alignment of the back and cause breathing problems. The rest of the sleeping positions however are recommended but there is one position that is especially suggested.
Experts agree that there are many benefits for sleeping on your side, in the position that is well known as a side-ways lateral position. Of the two possible positions, sleeping on your left side is more beneficial then the right side. Here are the five of following proven benefits that we gain for sleeping on our left side.
Improves the digestion
Sleeping on the left side is preferable over the right side because of gravity. To be more specific, by lying on your left side it allows the leftover food in the digestive system to move through it more quickly from the large intestine to the bowel.
Another benefit from sleeping on the left side is that our stomach hangs naturally, preventing the nocturne annoyances of acid reflux caused by our stomach. Pancreatic activity can be also benefit this organ when sleeping on this side.
Suitable for pregnancy
Some doctors suggest to expecting mothers to sleep on their left side because of the benefits for her and her fetus. It appears that this position increases the blood flow and nutrients for the developing baby.
Sleeping in this position also eases the flow of certain harmful substances such as beta-amyloids.
Pregnant mothers often say they breathe better with their face facing upwards, as their lungs are not so compressed with the weight of the baby. Other main organs will also be thankful to be freed up from the weight of the growing fetus, such as is the case of the liver.
Back pain relief
Chronic back pain sufferers can find relief by sleeping on their left side. The reason is because this position releases the added pressure on the vertebral in the back from the body’s weight.
If you can’t sleep without looking up at the ceiling, the normal recommendation is using a special pillow that is lower than regular pillows that will regulate the natural alignment of the column or sleep without a pillow.