And that would be . . . our "LEFT-SIDE"
Finally . . . a good night's sleep!
And why you ask???
Well . . . it's all due to the "mechanics" of the human body . . .
You see . . . according to Eastern philosophies like Indian, Chinese, Tibetan or Thai . . . the "LEFT" side of the body is totally "different" from the "right" side . . .
Did you know that?
And one of the major differences to a "good" night's sleep and optimal health OR "not" . . .
Is the body's "lymphatic system . . . we've spoken of this system many times before . . .
You see . . . "lymph" drains to the "left" . . . so sleeping on the "left-side" will help this process of removing "toxins" from the body when we sleep.
And since the "left" side of the body is the dominant side in the "lymphatic system" . . . most of the "lymph" that transports proteins, glucose metabolites and waste products . . . drains into the chest duct located on the left side. Which is a "good" thing!
This is how the body is supposed to work . . .
Okay . . . so let's continue on . . .
The "stomach" and "pancreas" hang on to the "left" side of the body . . . and when we lie down on the "left" side . . . both these organs . . . "hang" naturally . . . allowing for optimal and efficient "digestion".
Whereas . . . sleeping on our "right" side . . . disrupts this process and can cause many health issues such as acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, chest pain, heart palpations, anxiety, depression and a very stressful night . . . waking many times.
Now . . . the body's "liver" and "gallbladder" hang from the "right" side . . . and resting on the "left" side . . . allows them to hang and secret their enzymes into the digestive tract . . . emulsifying fats and neutralizing stomach acids.
This means . . . NO waking up from "acid reflux" when you sleep!!!!!
Okay . . . so what about "elimination" . . . "pooping"???
Well . . . as we know . . . the large intestine after leaving the small intestine . . . travels "UP" the "right" side of the abdomen . . . crosses the abdomen under the stomach . . . and then travels "DOWN" the "left" side of the abdomen . . . so we can "poop" in the morning.
So sleeping on our "left" side . . . will allow "gravity" to stimulate bodily waste in the large intestine to move to the end of this pipeline for a "good" elimination in the morning.
Therefore . . . people that are "right" side sleepers . . . may be plagued with "constipation" the next day.
Okay . . . so what about our "heart"???
Well . . . more than 80% of the heart is located on the "left" side of the body . . . and if we sleep on our "left" side . . . the "lymph" we spoke of earlier . . . drains toward the heart and can then remove toxins easier . . . meaning the "heart" doesn't have to do as much work.
So this is a win, win!
Now . . . the "spleen" is also on the "left" side of the abdomen . . . and is part of the "lymphatic system". Its function is to "filter" the lymph and our blood.
And when we sleep on our "left" side . . . this fluid returns to the "spleen" and "heart" easier.
So simply put . . . sleeping on our "left" side helps "gravity" . . . "PURIFY" the body and its blood.
So give it a try and see how well you sleep.
Okay . . . so I'll be taking a long weekend to finish a project here on the farm.
But I'll see you next week with information about a "HIDDEN WARNING SIGN" on our fingernails.
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