The left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side and sleeping on this side gives the body more time to filter toxins, lymph fluid and waste through the thoracic duct and the lymph nodes. This improves your body's toxin disposal mechanism through waste, leading to better digestive system by improving nutrient absorption and metabolism.
Sleep is an integral part of life. It’s doesn’t just re-energizes and rejuvenates the mind and body but also works wonders for our overall health. Therefore, the duration of our sleep is critical and almost all forms of healthcare institutions prescribe and suggest every individual to get a good amount of sleep.
Anyway, just as important as the duration of the sleep, the position you adopt while sleeping also has healthy implication. It is studied that sleep position can influence your health, help in keeping your skin look young, and improve your digestive health. But what sort of a position are talking about here.
Is Sleeping On My Left Side Good For Digestion And Sleep?
Yes, sleeping on the left side is said to be great for digestion. According to the holistic medicine, the left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side, and sleeping on this side, the body will get more time to filter toxins, lymph fluid, and waste through the thoracic duct and the lymph nodes. As opposed to the left side, sleeping on your right side may cause your lymphatic system to run more slowly.
One of the experts says that when you start sleeping on your left side, gradually, you will start noticing the increased efficiency of your body at toxin disposal through waste. This, the expert says, happens because of this sleeping position improves the digestive system, and allows your body to promptly extract nutrients and dispose toxins.
Edited By: Vivek Chhetri
I always go to sleep on my left side but wake up on my right side. It is a complete mystery to me how this can happen. My wife says I fart alot whilst sleeping. So perhaps the farts blow me from one side to the other
me start sleeping on left side,but when i wake up i realize that i shifted about 4-5positions...sleeping left or roght is same for me..cheers anyways
I always sleep on my left side and I have irritable bowel syndrome and I'm a coeliac too!! This left side sleeping has done nothing for my digestion \U0001f620