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.
Yoga poses have a myriad of health benefits, including helping people sleep better. Those struggling with insomnia can find yoga very helpful. In a study, researchers found that individuals with insomnia or chronic sleep problems found yoga helped their sleep efficiency, total sleep time, total wake time, and even the time it takes them to fall asleep. While there is still much research to be done on the subject, it seems that practicing yoga daily can improve the quality of life of those struggling with sleep patterns.
If you’re having a hard time falling asleep, consider incorporating these yoga poses into your bedtime routine to enjoy a more comfortable and pleasant night.