In which position do you sleep? ... Care for your heart while you sleep

Philippines
November 21, 2008 10:29am CST
I would like to share this interesting tip that I got from my email.. from the editors of Practical Health Guide. In which position do you sleep? If you you sleep on your stomach or on your left side, you are putting pressure on your heart with the extra body weight, while the heart has to continue pumping blood as usual. This additional burden wears the heart out more quickly. Think about it - you spend more than one third of your life sleeping! To reduce the strain on your heart, sleep on your right side, or on your back. This simple technique will add years to your life.
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• India
21 Nov 08
I used to sleep on my left side. Sometimes i sleep on my stomach. i hate sleeping on my back. I had read article about depending upon the way of sleeping human nature changes. But i don't believe on that.
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
I guess everyone is entitled to their own belief. Happy lotting!
• India
29 Nov 08
I sleep on my back only and i think it is correct way of sleeping according to yoga.It is very good to share this type of information among mylot members.
@Anne18 (11034)
26 Nov 08
I normally sleep on my right side, which isn't really very good for me as sometimes I get a lot of pain in my right shoulder, but I can't sleep on the left side. It normally wakes me up and I put gel on it which makes it better and I can go back to sleep. If the night is really cold, damp etc I put gel on my shoulder before I go to bed as I know it will wake me up. I do wish I could sleep in a different position, but thats life really I suppose
@moonight (249)
• United States
26 Nov 08
i sleep facing up, thanks for the heart information, i never heard about that, but sometimes facing up is just not my thing in some nights, and i do sleep on my right side. which works too! but i like facing up on my back the best
@underdogtoo (9589)
• Philippines
22 Nov 08
I sleep on my back or on the side. I don't sleep on my stomach. When I get uncomfortable with one position then I just change it. Cheers!!
• United States
21 Nov 08
wow. That's interesting. But that's a serious problem for me because i cant sleep on my back. I get nightmares whenever i sleep on my back. I dont know why that is. And I dont want to wake up every night from nightmares. i feel more comfortable on sleeping on my stomach. I have to try to sleep on my side till i get comfortable with it enough. Thanks so much for the information