Sleeping Positions – How They Affect Internal Organs

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When we wake up groggy and unable to concentrate it is usually due to the lack of sleep. Your mental state is not the only negative impact a restless night of sleeping in the wrong position can have on you. Sleeping on your side, back or stomach are the main sleeping positions. Twisting, turning and sleeping in the wrong position can also have a negative impact on your internal organs.
Sleeping on your back is the best position for your internal organs. When you sleep on your back your weight is evenly distributed which minimizes pressure points and ensures proper alignment of your internal organs. Sleeping on your back will relieve stress on your body and nervous system. It also allows your internal organs to relax and expand. This position can sometimes put pressure on your hips. To solve this problem put a pillow between and under your legs, leaving them slightly bent.

Sleeping on your right side can affect the heart and lungs. Sleeping on the right side puts less pressure on the heart, but can constrict your rib cage which can put a strain on your lungs. This position will keep the majority of internal organs positioned so they won’t press against the heart. If you choose to sleep on your right side place pillows between your knees to help relieve the pressure.

Sleeping on your left side can affect the liver, heart, stomach, and lungs. Sleeping on your left side can constrict your liver and lungs. It can be bad for your heart because it decreases your heart’s ability to function properly. This sleeping position also adds a lot of strain to your lungs, stomach, and liver which can press into the heart region. Sleeping on the left side can be especially dangerous if you suffer from a heart condition.

Sleeping on your stomach is the worst position, and can affect all the internal organs. This sleeping position puts pressure on your internal organs including the lungs. This could have a negative impact on your breathing. This position can also give you a stiff neck, and can be bad for your back. Try to avoid this sleeping position, but If this is the sleeping position you choose, place pillows under your hips. This will help reduce some of the stress on your lower back and internal organs.

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