3. Boosts Digestion
Lying on your left side improves digestion by putting less strain on your liver. This, in turn, stimulates bile flow and increases nutrients absorption.
4. Clears Lymph
John Douillard, an experienced and respected Ayurvedic Practitioner explains that “The left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side. The majority of the body’s lymph fluid drains into the thoracic duct, located on the left side.”
He suggests that sleeping on your left side stimulates the drainage of toxins from the lymph nodes.
5. Improves Brain Health
Researchers have also discovered that sleeping on your left side helps your brain helps your brain filter out waste and can even help prevent certain health conditions, like Alzheimer’s.
6. Improves Circulation
This position improves blood circulation throughout the night. In fact, sleeping on your side takes pressure off your vena cava (largest vein in the body), which is located on the right side of your body and supplies blood to the right side of your heart.
Pregnant women are often advised to sleep on their left side as it significantly improves blood flow to the heart, fetus, uterus, and kidneys.