Some of us feel more comfortable when sleeping on our sides. With this, we can hug a pillow, or a person beside us. But which side is the best anyway? According to recent research, it is always the best to sleep on your left side instead of lying on you right side. This simple choice can make a big difference on your current health.
Apparently, when sleeping on your right, gastric acid from the stomach flows and stays in your esophagus for a long time. This puts you are risk for esophageal and stomach cancer.
Physicians also encourage pregnant women to sleep on their left side for better blood flow to the heart, which is beneficial for both mother and baby. If you’re suffering from heartburn, indigestion, or acid reflux, this side-sleeping will ease your conditions.
At the same time, extra pressure can be put on the lungs and stomach and cause organ strain. Almost all side-sleepers wake up with numbness in their arms as this is one of the most common sleep positions. Only heavily pregnant women are also recommended to sleep in this position.
If you have been lying on your right side every time you sleep, it is definitely time for a change.