No wonder that in order to determine which position best fit for you to sleep in, you always toss and turn in bed. For many, doubt seeps back in every time they have trouble sleeping. Do you feel more rested on your back? Or lying on your stomach be better? As what experts say, you should stick on your side and a specific one at that was recommended by them.

Ayurveda, which is an alternative form of medicine from India, explains that may be the ideal way to give your body the rest it needs is by sleeping on your left side.

Here are a few reasons why this side is seemingly the best one for the job:

1. Spine and Breathing

If you are not taking specific actions to ensure correct positioning in bed, you should stick to your side. It is naturally less harmful to the spine. Sleeping on your back puts too much pressure on your hips and back. And in the long run, it would leave your lower back in the suspended state and this could be harmful. Moreover, you can have strains on your neck and lower back if you sleep on your stomach. It is also added by WebMD that the best at providing optimal airflow to the lungs is by sleeping on your left side.

2. Digestion

By sleeping on your left side, food waste will be processed faster. The said position will allow the food to travel quickly from your small intestines to your large intestines, then into the colon. It is also recommended that after eating, one must take 10 minutes rests lying on the left side in order to help your meal be digested better and to have a quicker recovery from the dreaded “food coma.”

3. Lymph Draining

The left side of your body is the place where the majority of the lymphatic system is present. Lymphatic congestion frequently occurs on the left-hand side. So whenever you sleep on your left side, you're allowing gravity to take some of the pressure of lymph drainage away from your spleen and heart, which are both located on the left side of your body.

So, it’s really clear that the left side is the best way to fall asleep. However, don’t try to forcefully change your position of sleeping as it could make things worse. But you can give it a try if in the first place you really have struggled in finding a position. Let us know how you feel in the comments sections later!

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