If you’re one of the many people who happens to be side-sleepers, there’s a 50/50 chance that you favor your right side over your left. And while you think that there might not be any difference in which side you pick, it turns out there are a few big ones.
Digestion runs better when you’re on your left side. Gravity has a bigger( adverse) consequence on your digestion when you sleep on the right. If you sleep on the left, gravitation actually helps your digestion, which means you will wake up feeling better and more energetic often.
A switch to the left also has big benefits for pregnant girl. Due to the development of the baby in the womb, flipping to the left will actually promote blood flow for Mom and the newborn, as well as relieve pressure from the mom’s back. And the uterus won’t squeeze the liver when you rest on this side.
One of the world’s oldest holistic medicine, ayurveda, translates to “life knowledge” and posits that sleeping on the left benefits all of your body’s organs, especially if you favor the right in daily activity.