Side Sleeping Health Benefits


Side sleeping is LITERALLY the best position to sleep in, and not just because it’s comfortable but because it’s really good for your health. If you don’t think it is the best position, you need to first, check yourself. And second, do yourself a service and read this article. Side sleeping helps digestion, reduces heartburn, boosts brain health, and can reduce snoring. These are just some, among many, of the health benefits you get from sleeping on your side. Don’t worry, I can back this up so just keep reading. 


Let's start with digestion since it’s such a good topic to begin with. You should know, although it isn’t a requirement in order to purchase a cube, that you transfer waste through something in your body called the ileocecal valve which is located in your lower abdomen. Sleeping on your side opens this valve up and helps the flow of your digestion. Dr. David Williams, who has been traveling the world for over 25 years to resolve common health issues said, “When the valve sticks shut, feces are unable to move past the small intestine. The small intestine’s main job is to absorb, and it keeps right on reabsorbing all of the waste products that were destined to be expelled. With the valve shut and food backing up, you become constipated.” It’s wild to think that sleeping on your left side can resolve such an issue! 


Second, side sleeping is big on helping with heartburn but only when lying on the left side of your body. A study from The Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology found that those who sleep on their left side are less likely to suffer heartburn. Sleeping on your left side causes the stomach and the acids inside the stomach to remain lower than the esophagus so you can avoid heartburn! We’re only on the second point and you’re already getting so many benefits! 


Third, side sleeping boosts your brain health and we all know we could use a little more “umph” for our brains. There’s this juice in your brain called interstitial fluid or waste. It’s actually very beneficial to cleanse your brain of it, and side sleeping helps with that. Dr. Benveniste, Principal Investigator and a Professor in the Departments of Anesthesiology and Radiology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, says that this cleanse can reduce your risks of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and some other neurological diseases. I mean, when sleeping on your side is this comfortable, why not give it a try? 


Lastly, side sleeping can reduce snoring. You snore because your tongue falls back into your throat and blocks airways. Sleeping on your side eliminates the opportunity for your tongue to block those passages so you can avoid snoring and still snuggle with your significant other without worrying about keeping them up. 


Now that you know why side-sleeping is the best, what are you waiting for? The Pillow Cube is the perfect pillow to encourage your body to sleep on its side all through the night. Not only does it encourage it, but it makes it so comfortable that you won’t want to be in any other position! Trust me, back and stomach sleepers are changing their ways just so they can use this pillow. Now go ahead and do yourself a favor, order a Pillow Cube today!