Friday, December 23, 2011

Sleeping Position Affects The Digestive Health

Do you like to sleep all day? ;)

Well, it's time you know a good sleeping position for digestion.
A good sleep is 8 hours a day. When you lack sleep, your body will feel weak and sleepy. According to the doctor, if you want to sleep, it is advisable to eat at least 2 hours earlier. But if you want to sleep more quickly after eating, then you should know a good sleeping position to help digestion.

Food consumed before bedtime should not eat heavy, but enough snacks or light meals only. This is because eating before bedtime can cause problems during sleep and make the people do not rest comfortably. some specific sleeping position can help prevent heartburn and other sleep disorders in people who are forced to eat close to bedtime, example is : 
1. Elevate the head position
The experts recommend to raise your head above approximately 6-9 inches (15-22 cm). This condition can be done by inserting an additional cushion to help support the head.
This position uses gravity to reduce pain and discomfort associated with heartburn (discomfort in the abdomen), and to prevent back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus.
2. Leaning left facing
Studies conducted by the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia found sleeping on your side can prevent discomfort in the stomach at night. If you can not maintain the side sleeping position to the left all night, then try putting extra pillows in the back of the body to prevent the body back and forth.

Also for people with stomach disorders, sleep with the left facing position will make the connection between the stomach and esophagus does not open even though high levels of gastric acid

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