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I think it was in the Shulchan Aruch that I once read that the best sleeping position is laying sideways over the right side. I remember there were reasons for this but I can't recall what they were.

Does the Shulchan Aruch (or other jewish text) discusses the most proper way to sleep?

  • You sure right and not left – sam Dec 8 '15 at 3:53
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  • @msh210 Thanks! I believe this is just what I was looking for! – Gabriel12 Dec 8 '15 at 4:38
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    Possible duplicate of falling asleep on the left side to aid digestion – Danny Schoemann Dec 8 '15 at 8:05
  • @DannySchoemann Happy Chanukah, first of all. Almost anytime I see biological advice, I give a small chuckle, as sometimes I wonder how accurate it may be in view of current medicine. I'm not a doctor, but, I read a lot of medical articles and speak to many doctors b/c I'm interested and b/c I have assorted health problems. This one, definitely relates to GERD (aka reflux). Every GI I spoke to said lay on your back with the head raised. I'm not yet discounting Shulchan Aruch's suggestion, but I plan on showing this to my GI to get a second opinion :-) – DanF Dec 8 '15 at 15:46

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