What is the best sleeping position?

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The way we sleep is essential to be able to rest well and the position to choose can also change based on our state of health and not just for comfort.

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Which the best sleeping position? The way we sleep is critical to being able to rest well and location to choose it can also change according to our state of health and not just for comfort.





While our body appears symmetrical from the outside, it is not from the inside. Very important organs such as the stomach, heart or liver are positioned towards very specific sides of the body.

So sleeping prone, supine, on the right side or on the left side can lead to differences during our moments of rest and even in the state of our organs. We pass about 30% of our existence while sleeping, that's why we shouldn't underestimate the position we choose when we rest.

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Sleeping on the left side

Sleeping on the left side of the body is sometimes said to be the best choice for many people why this position:

  • Promotes digestion
  • Helps the spleen filter blood
  • Improves the functioning of the lymphatic system
  • Promotes the elimination of toxins
  • Prevents heartburn

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How to sleep in pregnancy

What is the best sleeping position in pregnancy? The Nemours Foundation points out that sleeping on the left side it's very useful in pregnancy. In particular, sleeping on the left side in pregnancy:

  • It is beneficial for circulation
  • It prevents the uterus from putting too much pressure on the liver
  • Improves blood flow to the uterus and kidneys
  • Relieves the back by relieving pain.

Sleeping on the right side

The topic of the best side to sleep on is still being explored by science, but a those with heart problems or high blood pressure iYour doctor may recommend that you sleep on your right side and not your left side.



In fact, sleeping on your right side could be less straining for the heart and could help reduce heart rate and blood pressure. Also, the heart may be in a better position just when we are lying on our right side. If you suffer from particular heart problems or if you have been operated on, ask a trusted expert what is the best side to sleep for you, in your specific case.

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Sleeping on the right side:

  • It strains the heart less
  • Helps to reduce heart rate
  • Helps to lower blood pressure

Sleeping on your stomach

The choice of sleeping position for many is above all a matter of convenience but it seems that sleeping on your stomach is not the best habit to protect the internal organs. Sleeping on one side of the body is considered the most natural sleeping position, and being curled up promotes relaxation because it resembles the fetal position.



Sleeping on your stomach

Some people find it okay to sleep on their stomachs though sleeping on your side is considered a more natural position also because, among other things, it helps to prevent and relieve neck pain and back pain. Sometimes those who sleep on their stomachs tends to snore and perhaps lying on your side could alleviate the problem and breathe better.

Choosing where to sleep is however a very personal decision and there is no one rule that applies to everyone.

And you in what position do you usually fall asleep?

Marta Albè

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