4 Serious Reasons Why You Should Sleep On Your Left Side

4 Serious Reasons Why You Should Sleep On Your Left Side

A Chiropractor Warns: Don’t Sleep On Your
Right Side Did you know that over 40% of the American
population doesn’t get enough sleep? This leads to serious health complications
such as depression, weight gain, and high blood pressure. But even those who do manage to get the recommended
7-8 hours of sleep may be complicating their health by how they sleep. Before we begin this video, don’t forget
to subscribe to our channel for more daily tips like this and turn on notifications so
you never miss our new videos! According to experts like Kevin Wade, senior
therapist at the St. John-Clark Pain Treatment Center, the position that you’re most comfortable
sleeping in could be the reason why you have back, shoulder and stomach pain. With that said, if you sleep on your right
side, you should avoid doing it according to a well-established chiropractor. Sleep expert and chiropractor Dr. John Douillard
says that sleeping on the left side of your body can give you significant benefits and
help improve your overall health. Other experts agree with Douillard and believe
that a position that someone sleeps in is crucial. A good night’s rest can help rejuvenate
our minds and our bodies. It is when we are sleeping that your body
recovers and rests. It is an extremely important part of a healthy
lifestyle. If you are experiencing issues with sleep,
speak to your doctor for advice on how to get a good night’s rest or to find out what
may be causing your sleep issues. Now, keep watching tol find the top reasons
why you should sleep on your left side and not sleep on your right side. 1, Digestion: If you are constantly feeling
bloated, or having digestion problems, there could be many issues. One issue you might want to look into is how
you’re sleeping at night. The stomach and the pancreas are on the left
side of our body, so sleeping on the left side will actually help them function properly,
says Douillard. When you go to bed, the undigested toxins
move from your small intestine to the large one, and then finally make their way to the
colon. Once they’re in the colon, they are excreted
in the morning. This is why you should sleep on your left
side; it helps this process run more smoothly. In fact, experts also suggest that after a
big meal, people take a quick power nap on their left side. It will help digest the meal and give you
more energy. 2, Heart Health: Your heart is located on
the left side of your body. So it makes sense when experts like Dr. Douillard
say that you should not sleep on your right side, but instead, sleep on your left side. By sleeping on your left side, you allow for
a smoother blood flow towards your heart. The last thing you want to do is put stress
on the heart, so sleep on your left side and give your heart and the rest of your body
a rest. 3. Pregnant Women: Women need to spend as much
time as possible sleeping on their left side, says WebMD. It helps take pressure off their backs and
also helps with blood flow to the uterus and fetus. Many pregnant women develop issues to their
spine, so by sleeping on their left side, they will help relieve pressure on their spine. It also helps with the flow of nutrients to
the placenta, which will help keep the baby healthy. The best position to sleep for pregnant women
is on the left side, with their knees bent and a pillow in-between. 4. Snoring: Are you up at all hours of the night
because your partner is snoring? If this is the case, there is no harm in trying
to tell them to sleep on their left side. Snoring occurs when air flows past the relaxed
tissues in a person’s throat. This air flow causes the tissues in the throat
to vibrate when we breath. This is what creates the sounds of snoring. This occurs as the muscles in the roof of
your mouth, tongue, and throat begin to relax. The more narrow a person’s airway is, the
more powerful the airflow becomes, and the louder the snoring. Sleep specialist W. Christopher Winter told
CNN that by sleeping on the left side, you are actually keeping your tongue and throat
in a neutral position. This will help keep your airway clear so you
can breathe properly. It’s also known that sleeping on your back
makes snoring even worse because it pushes your muscles to the back of your throat. Now that you’re aware of the reasons why
you should sleep on your left side, keep watching for tips on how to ensure you get a good sleep. The first tip is to try and keep in sync with
your body’s sleep cycle, or its circadian rhythm. The National Sleep Foundation says that the
easiest way to do this is to go to bed at the same time every night. This will help set your body’s internal
clock. The best way is to choose a bedtime that you’re
most comfortable with. If your body is getting enough sleep, you
should be able to wake up in the morning without an alarm. Also, you should try and avoid sleeping in
on the weekends as well. The more your weekday/weekend sleeping schedules
differ, the more you’re going to feel jet lag symptoms. You should also avoid drinking caffeine in
the evening, or reduce your caffeine intake all together. Most people don’t know it, but caffeine
is one of the major factors that can affect the quality of a person’s sleep. If you toss and turn all night and find that
you wake up multiple times throughout the night, try to limit your caffeine intake. Believe it or not, people who drink multiple
cups of coffee a day, or drink coffee in the evening have disrupted sleep cycles. If you tend to drink coffee in the early evening,
the caffeine can impact the quality of your sleep. So limit your caffeine intake and see if your
sleep improves! Avoid the Light: If you are familiar with
the compound melatonin then you know that it is essential for a good night’s sleep. The brain produces more melatonin when it
is dark, so avoiding any sources of light when you’re trying to sleep is essential,
says Sleep-Better.org. If there is light present, melatonin will
make you feel more alert, so you won’t be getting any sleep. If you are one of those people that need the
television on in order to go to bed, I would recommend lowering the brightness so you can
fall asleep quicker. Before going to bed, you should put away all
electronic devices (yes, this includes your phone!) and avoid watching television. Watch What You Eat and Drink: What you eat
and drink during the day will have an impact on your sleep at night. According to Sleep Education, a study found
that drinking coffee up to 6 hours before going to bed reduces your sleeping time by
one full hour. And if you’re eating dinner, try to do it
at an earlier time, especially if you’re eating spicy foods. Spicy and acidic foods can cause heartburn,
and anyone who’s experienced heartburn knows you’re not getting any sleep until it goes
away. Clear Your Head: One of the most common reasons
why people can’t sleep is they have too much on their mind. Whether it’s stress or anger, it can make
it difficult to have a good night sleep. The American Psychological Association found
in a survey that 43% of adults dealing with stress have a hard time falling asleep. If you’re suffering from anxiety, there
are steps you can take to help calm your mind. If it’s stress that you’re dealing with,
you might want to learn how to manage your time efficiently and handle your stress in
a productive way. The more you overstimulate your brain during
the day, the harder it’s going to be to shut it off when it’s time to go to bed. One way to reduce stress and clear your head
is through meditation. Meditation allows people to clear their minds
of the everyday stresses in their lives. To meditate, sit or lay down and relax your
body. Close your eyes and begin breathing in and
out. Clear your mind of all thoughts and continue
breathing. When you notice that your mind is getting
distracted, try to clear the thoughts away and just continue to focus on your breathing. A short, 5 minute meditation might work for
you as you begin, and you can gradually increase the length as time goes on. It is a great way to reduce stress and can
improve the quality of your sleep as well as the quality of your life. What are some other things that affect the
quality of your sleep? What do you do to sleep better at night? Let us know in the comments section below! Enjoyed this video? Hit the like button and subscribe to our channel
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97 thoughts on “4 Serious Reasons Why You Should Sleep On Your Left Side

  1. What are some other things that affect the quality of your sleep? What do you do to sleep better at night? Let us know in the comments section below!

  2. I heard stretching before bed helps you sleep quicker, so those adjusting to sleeping on your left side should try this.

  3. Other things that affect having the quality of your sleep? Having a toddler :P. That owl might be my spirit animal, incidentally.

  4. I love sleeping nude… I love staying nude as most as I can… Does it burn fat if I keep continuing sleeping naked???

  5. I heard the opposite, don't sleep on your left side because the heart is on the left side and it puts stress on your heart when you sleep o. Your left. I don't know but I sleep on both sides, I am a like a rotisserie chicken at night.

  6. I have never felt comfortable on my right side if I do turn to my right side it's only for a few minutes..

  7. Read a Bible story every night ,, 1 hour before you go to bed , also make sure No TV , and NO music , make sure to say a prayer after you finish reading ( God always listens, and answers), weather you sleep on your left side, or right side "

  8. my religion told me to sleep on my right side and scientist discover that sleeping in a the right is good for our air flow

  9. Im sorry but your heart is in the middle of your chest! Proven facts. So what else is this so called drs bs in this video?

  10. No we should sleep on right side because our heart is in left side and if we sleep on left side then whole weight of body will effect on our heart.. Understand

  11. Me? I often sleep on the right side ever since i was still 8 years old. I feel better if i sleep on the right side.

  12. mainly it's addictive lol scrolling an YouTube.
    whoes still awake an scrolling 🤔 yep you offline an shut eyes??
    nope your still scrolling hit the like button if your still awake an look in for a way to sleep👍🏻😴😴😴😚

  13. Am always sleeping on my right side now am having stomach pain,back pain and shoulder pain,now I know the reason I would try sleeping on my left side,thanks

  14. OMG, dude, seriously!? Who created this craps as facts!? All are opposite and wrong, sleeping on left proved in science and religion is harmful, in this video you showing all apposite (sleeping on left side will put more pressure on heart, make aside reflect from stomach etc), will report your video

  15. My heart is so loud bcc of the valve that is making so much noise, that I can't stand the bang bang from the valve, so I sleep on my right side

  16. Don't sleep on your left side if you have an enlarged liver. The liver will crowd your heart.
    I am 69 years old and have sciatica down my left leg…I struggle to sleep on that side or my hip and leg hurt.
    I snore if I sleep on my back and wake myself up.
    I can't sleep on my right side because I have GERD and I reflux if my stomach is on the top side.

    I did got a new foam type mattress….a Tuft and Needle…. and it has made a huge difference for me.
    Less pressure on my left hip so I am doing better sleeping on my left side these days.

  17. I just drink beer hit the sack don't worry about left or right too sleepy for the phone and I wake up just maaarvelous😂😉

  18. How do you clear your mind of all thoughts, especially if you're the sort of person who "sees" every thought in your mind's eye? I just redirect my thoughts; walking down the street of a small town where I once lived will transition into sleep in no time.

  19. I switch sides cause if tension in my neck. Now with lumps there if pressure builds up to much headache that won't stop.

  20. So your liver can infringe on your hearts space make your heart work harder and give you a heart attack while you sleep

  21. Sleeping on left side puts stress on heart from the largest internal organ the liver ( heavy) 👽 One should alternate sides 💙💤💤💤💤

  22. I sleep on my left side most of the time and feel fine, but my shoulder hurts sometimes when I wake…I'll alternate between sides , and see if that helps me.💜

  23. Please, we are not idiots, and nothing like this is the Bible. The world needs to stop trying to control everyone.. We have GOD,

  24. Thunder storm sounds usually put me to sleep. Actually I should be in bed right now but I took an energy drink at lunch now I'm wide awake.

  25. Too many suggestions from the so-called experts makes one confused as how to sleep. Nature has made human body in such a way that one can sleep as one likes.

  26. I am a Muslim and it IS said you must sleep on your right side. Don't sleep on your left side bcz you will squeeze your heart.I think you should review your video before posting .that's my comments hope you all agree with me.

  27. No, no no… I think that sleeping on just one side all night can lead to developing an asymmetric face.

  28. My advice is do not drink any caffeinated drinks after 2pm max after 3pm. My doctor told me this and his advice worked magic on my body! So thats not even a can of coke after 2pm or 3pm

  29. Listening to any of the million guided meditation audios on YouTube works for me. Helps me relax and helps get my mind off of the many things going on in my brain.

  30. Over the course of several years I had 2 different doctors along the way tell me that everyone would be better off if they slept on my their side. Forgot the reasons but this video refreshed my memory why.

  31. I was told that laying on your left side when your nauseated its very good because your stomach sort of 'hangs free' no pressure on it to bother your tummy.


  33. I can only fall asleep on my left side also some doctors say sleep on your back I wish I could because I have six screws in my back and there is a left pain

  34. I was Army they worked you so hard you fall asleep sitting or standing especially during basic training get up 5 am I fell asleep in class.

  35. I started trying all three positions,I call? them the banana split." left s","back s","right side".😃 It works for me.

  36. I sleep on my right side ,95% of the time I try to alienate to the left side but the right side is more comfortable occasionally I sleep on my back with my knees propped up I try to keep my legs straight when I sleep on my side .

  37. They are driving me crazy it's been set before it's better to sleep on your right side for your heart go figure it depends on who you talkin to

  38. I've slept on my right side for the last 8 years. I only sleep on one side of the bed. I suffer from depression, high blood pressure, back pain, shoulder pain, stomach pain for the last 6 years. I get painful stomach aches after I've eaten a meal. Time to sleep on my left, starting from tonight.

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