We here at Bright Side know first hand how important a good night’s rest really is for our daily activities and energy. So we’ve decided to check this scientific theory, and we have compiled a list of six potential benefits that may be derived from taking a left-side sleeping position.
It improves the function of your lymphatic system
The lymphatic system plays a vital role in our body by removing waste and toxins from our systems. Experts say that the thoracic duct (which is the largest lymphatic vessel of the lymphatic system) is situated on our left side.
That is why sleeping on your left side can help the body process waste materials more effectively. Since the lymphatic system also provides transportation of fats, proteins, and other important substances to your tissues, lying on your left side allows your cells to get these nutrients much faster.
It allows your spleen to do its job much better
The spleen is the largest organ in the lymphatic system and is also located on the left side of your body. When you sleep on your left side, your spleen works more efficiently.