5 Main Reasons Why Not to Sleep on Your Right Side

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Sleeping on belly and right side of your body have been long habit for majority of people around the world. Researches have been fighting against this habit and encourage sleeping on your back, and here are our pick for top 5 reasons why not sleep on your right side or your stomach.

1- It damages your spine and back.

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The most important reason to not sleep on your right side is that it causes damages to your spine and scientists have appointed this reason as one of the main reasons of global back pain through generation.

2- It can damage your neck.

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Of course wrong positioning can causes to the entirety of your spine including your neck, since nowadays most of the people use electronic devices that can put a lot of pressure on our neck and spine which can accelerate the damage. Sleeping on your right side can cause long term damages to your neck bones and structure.

3- It can cause heartburn and put pressure on your chest and belly.

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Of course sleeping on your belly can put a lot of pressure on your belly and your chest and most of the people suffer from gastric reflux ( Heart burn ) that is caused by sleeping on your right side .

4- it can cause wrinkles and Acne and jaw deficiency.

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When you sleep on your right side your facial skin will be pressurized and this can cause wrinkles in long term. Also sleeping on your right side means your put your facial skin directly on your pillow that can accumulate bacteria and other microbes over time that can cause skin infections and acne. Plus sleeping on your right side can put a lot of pressure on your facial bones especially your jaw bones which can cause jaw bone damages in long term.

5- Sleeping on your right side or on your belly can put pressure on your baby.

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Pregnant women are more prone to belly or right side sleeps because sleeping on your right side or your belly can put pressure on your baby and possibly cause unfortunate consequences.

Written by Shko Faraj Agha

Adventures Pharmacist, Tech Influencer, Entrepreneur

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  1. Ty very much for this information. I have heard this sometime back before, but glad to know that it is still revelent.

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