Why Sleeping on Your Left Side Immediately After Eating is Good for Your Health?
Not everyone knows that the position you take while sleeping has a significant influence on your own digestion.
Since Ancient times sleeping on the left side was practiced more often and there is a logical explanation for that. After eating for a few minutes, monks would lie down on the left side in order to improve the entire digestive system, facilitate digestion and the function of internal organs.
Sleeping on the left side is also recommended by Ancient Eastern medicines because the left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side. The bulk of the body’s lymph fluids drain into the thoracic duct which is on the left side and during this process glucose and other metabolites and waste products are purified and then drained.
At the same time, enzymes are produced which the body needs to neutralize fatty acids without pressure.
There is no need to sleep for 2-3 hours, but practice sleeping on the left side for about 30 minutes after eating.
Those who have problem with heartburn may also find some relief from sleeping on their left side because when we sleep on the left side, our stomachs are seated below the entrance from the cardiac sphincter which can help prevent discomfort from heartburn.
Eat in moderation and practice this sleeping on the left-side trick which serves the purpose to make you feel lighter and calmer.
Sleeping on the left side can also make you more positive and cheerful. Pregnant women are advised to sleep on the left side, especially during late pregnancy which can help them avoid the risk of stillbirth.