According to a study by scientists from the Norwegian Technological University and the Danish experts of the National Research Center, two years of following their sleeping habits in one position or another for a group of volunteers from more than a thousand people, people’s health is related to the position they prefer to sleep. This writes MedicDaily.
As a result, the researchers came to the conclusion that the best posture for sleeping is on the side.
“People who prefer to sleep on their side, is much better restored. Their health is generally stronger than that of those who sleep in a different position, ”the scientists stated.
In addition, scientists have concluded that women sleeping on their side live longer, since they spend much more hours of sleep at night than men. According to the researchers, this circumstance also includes the fact that women are physically healthier and live longer than the stronger sex.
Scientific experts note that the advantage of sleep on the left side for health is associated with the asymmetric arrangement of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. What exactly is the advantage of such a dream?
First of all, in that it is more useful for the work of the intestine. In the position on the left side, the stomach is below the esophagus, which contributes to a better functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, relieves heartburn, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome.
It is also better for blood flow and brain. In the posture of the body on the left side, the blood flow is more active, which improves the movement of the lymph, quickly removes toxins from the body from the body. Nutrition of the brain due to the supply of blood at the same time becomes better.
Another advantage – reduces snoring. The main threat to snorers is apnea, involuntary cessation of breathing during sleep, which, if they are overweight, increases the risk of early death. Observations showed that people snore less on their left side.
“People with heart failure and those who have suffered a heart attack are the category of patients for whom sleep on the left side is contraindicated,” experts said.