Sleeping on the right or left side, which is the best position? Lifestyle – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Sleep is a need for everyone to maintain health. However, not everyone can get quality sleep.

According to experts, there are several sleeping positions that can provide certain health benefits. Because if you choose the wrong sleeping position, you risk experiencing fatigue, sleep disturbances, headaches, stomach ulcers and back pain.

In fact, there is no one position that is good for everyone. The reason is, each person has different health conditions. This means that a sleeping position that is good for you may not be good for someone else.


So, which sleeping position is better right or left? Listen to the presentation:

Left side sleeping position

Quote IFL Science, the majority of people sleep with their bodies facing sideways. This position really feels comfortable when sleeping.

When you sleep on your left side, your body is more likely to stay still with the help of gravity.

Sleeping on your left side is also safer for those who have stomach acid conditions. Because, if you sleep on your right side, the raised position of your stomach can cause someone to experience increased acid reflux, although this doesn’t always happen to everyone.

Sleeping with your body tilted to the left can improve blood circulation to the heart while reducing the risk heartburn.

Sleep on your right side

Sleeping on your right side is associated with better breathing for people with so-called sleep-disordered breathing sleep apnea. A 2011 study looked at a group of people with the condition and assessed how left-side versus right-side and back sleeping had an effect on the severity of breathing difficulties.

“We found that sleeping position had a significant influence on the incidence of apnea and [posisi tidur sisi kanan] reduces the frequency of obstructive respiratory events in patients with moderate and severe disease,” the study authors concluded.

Another study also found that patients with heart failure prefer to sleep on their right side. This is likely a self-protective mechanism to improve heart function that the person is not even aware of.

Sleep on your stomach and back

Sleeping on your stomach or stomach causes a much higher increase in intraocular pressure (fluid pressure in the eyes) compared to sleeping on your side, something that can lead to glaucoma, optic neuropathy and vision problems.

Sleeping on your stomach is also more likely to impact your skin, putting you at higher risk for wrinkles compared to alternative positions that reduce pressure on your face.

On average, a person changes sleeping positions 20 times throughout the night, and the longer we spend in one place, the more likely it is to impact the skin. Sleep wrinkles tend to form in slightly different places than we do from facial expressions.

Sleeping on your back is the best way to avoid facial wrinkles. However, the supine position can cause difficulty breathing, causing snoring and sleep apnea.

In conclusion, choose the sleeping position that best suits your condition.

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