Sleeping Positions for Longevity and Benefits of Proper Night Sleep

The lack of sleep decreases concentration and increases stress, obesity and mental illness. A good sleep at night provides proper rest to your body parts and offers time to repair itself of the damages and keeps you healthy.

The below are the health benefits of having proper night sleep

Man Sleeping

  1. Improves your memory
  2. Relaxes your mind
  3. Improves your quality of life
  4. lowers stress
  5. Improves immunity
  6. Gives more concentration
  7. Decreased risk of breast and colon cancer
  8. Reduces Anxiety and Depression
  9. Prevents Vadha related Diseases
  10. Improves Digestion
  11. Prevents Heart diseases
  12. Avoids Constipation
  13. Controls Body Weight
  14. Helps maintaining blood sugar and blood pressure
  15. Reduces chance of diabetes by controlling blood sugar level

How much sleep do I need?

It is advised for everyone to have suggested hours of sleep to allow body to repair the cells and to produce hormones for growth. The hours of sleep needed by age chart

AgeRequired Sleep
New Born12 – 18
Infants (3 Months – 1 Year)14 – 15
Toddlers (1 – 3 Years)12 – 14
Pre School (3-5 Years)11 – 13
School-age Children (5-12 Years)10 – 11
Teen Agers ( 13 – 18)9 – 10
Adults (18+)7 – 8
Seniors (Above 50)8 or Above

Best Sleeping Positions for Longevity

sleeping position

Sleeping on the Back

Advantages

  • Maintains Neutral position for head, neck, spine thus prevents back and neck pain
  • Reduces Acid reflux
  • Prevents wrinkles on face

Disadvantages

  • Sleeping on back increases snoring.

Sleeping on Stomach

Advantages

  • Opens the upper airways and reduces snoring

Disadvantages

  • Gives pressure to joints and muscles and increases aches
  • Creates back and neck pain because of not maintaining the neutral spine position

Sleeping on left side

Advantages

  • Reduces Snoring
  • Reduces Acid Reflux
  • Allows liver to secrete bile and Increases the Digestion
  • Reduces the pressure on the heart

Disadvantages

  • Chances of having wrinkles on face and sagging on breasts

Sleeping on right side

Advantages

  • Reduces Snoring
  • Reduces Acid Reflux

Disadvantages

  • Decreases the digestion
  • Increase of work to heart by adding more pressure

Better Direction for Good Sleep and Health

DirectionReasons
EastMagnetic force from sun enters head and exists through feet. Promotes cool Head and warm feet
Good for Health and heavily advised
WestMagnetic force from sun enters feet and exists through head. Promotes warm head and cool feet
Bad Dreams, Disturbed Sleep,  Dulls Brain, Emotional Instability, Frustration
NorthMagnetic force of our earth enters head and exits through feet affects brain
Brings Diseases, Disturbed Sleep,  Dulls Brain, Frustration
SouthMagnetic force of our earth enters feet and exits through head
Good for Health

Home Remedies and Siddha Medicine for Good Sleep

  • The mild sedative property of Amukkara or Ashwagandha is a very good medicine for insomnia. Adding the powder of Ashwagandha with milk gives good sleep and reduces stress and depression.
  • Adding poppy seeds (kasa kasa) in milk and drinking prior to going to bed gives good sleep
  • Consuming a tea spoon of honey or adding it in a warm milk after dinner provides good sleep
  • Take few small onions and fry it with ghee. Consuming the onion with food is a good medicine for nerve disorders and insomnia
  • Drinking of jasmine tea before bed is beneficial. The aromatic property of the jasmine relaxes mind, sedates and yields good sleep

Dos and Don’ts

Meditation

  • Doing Yoga at morning and evening time improves sleep chances.
  • Eating foods which are rich in tryptophan about 4 hours prior to going to bed. Bananas, Cabbage, Milk and dairy products, Almonds, pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, peanuts, sesame seeds are the some of the items rich in tryptophan.
  • Take warm water bath prior to going to bed.
  • Doing meditation before sleep is the best way to calm and relax your mind from stress.
  • Massaging foot and toes give promotes sleep.
  • Avoid Caffeine and sugar.
  • Get rid Junk and heavy foods at night.
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