Left-Side Sleeping Boosts Healthy Circulation
- Posted on: Nov 21 2013
Here’s a helpful tip from The Vein Clinic that can help you sleep better…
When sleeping, be a lefty! If you have varicose veins, it’s a good idea to sleep on your left side – this improves circulation by reducing pressure on your vena cava (the body’s largest vein), located on the right side of the body.
Because some of us are bothered by our sinuses at night, we know first-hand that sleeping on our left side can also reduce snoring… so that lets you AND your partner sleep better.
In fact, according to Ayurvedic medicine, a system of both traditional medicine native to India and a form of alternative medicine, there are actually seven more reasons to sleep on your left side:
- To facilitate lymphatic drainage
- To makes it easier for the heart to pump “downhill”
- For better elimination
- To support healthy spleen function
- To encourage proper digestion
- To help circulation back to the heart
- To helps bile flow more freely
For any questions about varicose veins, contact Dr. Neal Reynolds at The Vein Clinic today at 803-253-8667.
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