Even superheroes need a good night’s sleep. But, for mere mortals, bedtime often comes at the end of a busy day, leaving us mentally and physically exhausted. While we don’t see the relation, whenever we’re exhausted, we have a harder time falling asleep, as we lie there restless thinking about meetings, emails, phone calls, and chores we couldn’t finish that day. We unintentionally deny our bodies the restorative rest it needs. That is why you should start practicing yoga poses for sleep.
Not being able to get a good night’s sleep affects us tremendously, leaving us more likely to experience depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, migraines, and stress. A helpful first step to make sure you improve your sleep routine is by turning off your phone or leaving it alone at least an hour before bedtime. Making sure you’re in bed and under the covers by 11 p.m. and making sure your bedroom is pitch black and cool enough for a comfortable sleep. If you’re still having trouble getting restorative sleep, try one (or all) of these yoga poses for sleep to help you get the best night’s sleep of your life.