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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Goodness and ugliness of 5 Sleep Position

Jakarta, Humans spend a third of a life time to sleep and about 95 percent of the world sleep in the same position every night. Did you know that every sleep position has good effects and bad for health?

Health experts said that every sleep position has good and bad effects of each to health.

Here are some sleeping position and its good and bad effects, as reported by Dailymail, Tuesday (05/10/2011):

1. Recovery position (Tilt to the Left)
Positives: Good for stomach acid reflux
Negatives: Bad for wrinkles

"Known as the recovery position as similar to the posture used in medical emergencies. This position can help reduce acid reflux and indigestion,"says Professor Jim Horne of the Sleep Research Centre at Loughborough University.

Acid reflux or esophageal reflux (esophageal reflux) is the return of food from the stomach into the esophagus (tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach).

Leakage of stomach acid due to the weak connection between the stomach and esophagus and trigger burning pain. The key is to sleep with the left side.

In a study of patients with heartburn in the Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, doctors found that sleeping on the right side of stomach acid that leaks make take longer to get out of the esophagus compared with sleeping on the left, so that patients who sleep on the right side of experiencing discomfort.

However, although this position can relieve stomach pain, sleep can aggravate the oblique wrinkles. Dr. Dennis Wolf, a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Dermatologists explains that side sleeping may increase the pressure on the nasolabial folds that run from the corners of the nose to the side of the mouth (known as a laugh line.)

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