Left, right, front or back- they can all affect your health.
Sleeping on your back can cause breathing difficulties- a no go for anyone with asthma or sleep apnea.
Sleeping on your right worsens digestion problems (you got to break it down) while sleeping on your left improves digestive symptoms.
Ok, so this all seems a bit far-fetched maybe? But WAIT until you hear the facts.
Experts say the left is better for us, here’s why:
Give your heart a break
One of the biggest players on the left side is your heart. Sleeping on your left means the lymph drainage toward the heart will be aided by gravity, which means less work for your heart.
2. The clean, mean fighting machine
The spleen, which is part of the lymphatic system is also on the left. The spleen is much like a giant lymph node, expect apart from lymph, it also filters blood. Helping the lymph and blood to drain with gravity is a good thing.
Another survey down under found only 18% of Aussies choose to sleep naked.
Experts say sleeping naked is better for your health. Here’s why:
PJ’s are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria
Your private parts will thank you! Underwear and PJs keep heat and moisture locked in- which means those bacteria are having a party.
2. Keep your cool
Studies show that cooler temperatures of about 18 (°C) are better for a restful night. Your body temperature rises and falls with your sleep cycle. If the air in your room is too hot, it may interfere with your body’s natural dip and keep you tossing and turning at night.
We challenge you to try it out this week! Let us know in the comments below what worked!