There are various sleeping positions such as on your back, on your left side, right side or on your stomach. All of these sleeping positions all affect your health and prevent sleeplessness. Sleeping on your back can be dangerous for people with sleep apnea or asthma because it can cause breathing problems. Sleeping on the right side can aggravate any digestive problems, while sleeping on the left side can improve digestive symptoms.
I never knew this, but sleeping on your left side can improve your health. It even goes so far that it can even save lives. In holistic medicine, the left side of the body is the dominant lymphatic side. This probably does not ring a bell, but while you’re sleeping on this side, your body has more time to filter toxins, lymph fluid and waste through the thoracic canal and lymph nodes. If you sleep on your right side, the lymph system can start to run slower.