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15 Reasons You Must Only Sleep On Your Left Side!
#Sleep Apnea#Health Benefits

We usually do not bother about how we are sleeping as long as we are having a sound sleep. But are you aware of the fact that way we sleep and the side we sleep on, has positive as well as negative effect on our health be it left side, right side, back or on stomach. Out of these, most of health benefits are attached with sleeping on your left side.

Benefits of sleeping on your left side:

Prevents snoring.

Pregnant women get the advantage of better blood circulation, flowing of blood to uterus, fetus, and kidneys and relief from back ache.

Helps in proper digestion after meals.

Gives relief to people having back and neck pain.

Helps in filtering and purifying toxins, lymph fluids and wastes.

Prevents serious illness as accumulated toxins are flushed out easily.

Liver and kidneys work better

Smooth bowel movements

Reduces workload on heart and its proper functioning

Prevents acidity and heartburn

Prevents fatigue during morning

Fats gets digested easily

Positive impact on brain

It delays onset of Parkinson's and Alzheimer

It is also considered to be the best sleeping position according to Ayurveda.


Everyone has a different habit of sleeping and it might be difficult for them to change it. But now that we know about so many benefits of sleeping on the left side, we must give it a try. After all, it's a question of getting healthier day-by-day and it will be no-big change if you make efforts. So, till now if you were sleeping on either right side, back or on stomach, try sleeping on your left side and see the benefits you get. Keep a check!

Dr. Amit Patil
Dr. Amit Patil
MD - Allopathy, Gynaecological Endoscopy Specialist Gynaecologist, 11 yrs, Pune
Dr. Suhel  Shaikh
Dr. Suhel Shaikh
MS/MD - Ayurveda, Ayurveda Dermatologist, 2 yrs, Pune
Dr. Varghese Jibi
Dr. Varghese Jibi
MS/MD - Ayurveda, Ayurveda, 8 yrs, Pune
Dr. Praisy David
Dr. Praisy David
BAMS, Pune
Dr. Sagar Chavan
Dr. Sagar Chavan
MD - Allopathy, Abdominal Radiologist Pediatric Radiologist, 8 yrs, Pune