Last updated on August 16th, 2019 at 04:30 pm
Today, we are going to talk about how the practice of yoga can help you beat insomnia once and for all!
As we all know, sleep 😴 is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle.
A good night’s sleep can help you feel energized, think clearly, and work more effectively.
But, the simple fact of the matter is that for some of us, sleep is not always so easy to come by.
If you sometimes have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, you’re not alone.
According to a recent study more than one-third of all Americans suffer from occasional or chronic insomnia.
Why So Many People Have Insomnia
People are often surprised to learn that daytime drowsiness is not an inevitable, harmless, by-product of a busy lifestyle.
Instead, it is a symptom of an underlying sleep problem that could have been caused by a medical condition like chronic pain or stress.
These are insomnia symptoms.
Some outside factors could play a role in this too like drinking tea(caffeine),🍵 coffee,☕️ or alcohol.🍺🍷
Chronic or long-term insomnia is also associated with depression and anxiety.
Recent studies show that nearly a quarter of the population regularly cannot go to or remain asleep.
Every year doctors write more than 16 million prescriptions for sleeping pills alone and many people take NyQuil and Benedryl to help them sleep too.
Many of these medications have terrible side effects like sleep driving.
Others can also cause allergic reactions or dependency.
As you can see, not sleeping is a real problem and yoga could be that holistic approach to helping you get a good night’s rest. 😴
Side Effects Caused By Insomnia
For many people getting a good night’s rest🛌 seems impossible so the main side effect that they experience is fatigue.
Fatigue leads to the inability to think clearly or focus.
People who suffer from chronic insomnia may also experience depression or be at risk of other mental🧠 and physical illnesses.
There are many more benefits to sleep than just regaining your energy for the next day.
Sleep allows you to rejuvenate your mind 🧠 and body as well as heal any damage that your body may have sustained.
Without the proper amount of sleep, your body will not be able to do this.
Are you getting enough sleep each night?😴🌙
How often do you wake up and stay up?
Now you may be wondering… how in the world can yoga help you with this situation?
Well, keep on reading 👀 to see!
How Can Yoga Help With This?
We all know that yoga is a great way to relieve stress, but did you know that it can also alleviate the effects of insomnia?
“But how?” you might ask…
This will enable you to drift off to sleep easier and faster since you will be tired after that hard workout.
When you practice one of these styles of yoga, try not to perform this kind of workout too close to bed🛏️ because power yoga and hot yoga can also be an energizing kind of workout too.
Power yoga is very stimulating and allows the body to absorb oxygen more efficiently, releases nervous tension, and promotes positive energy.
Because of this, it is best to wait at least 2-3 hours after a vigorous workout before going to bed.
This gives your body time to relax and your blood pressure and heart rate❤️ to return to normal.
These include the Standing Forward Bend, the Happy Baby, the Cat/Cow (a combination of two poses) and the Corpse Pose.
Breathing is also an essential part of helping to alleviate insomnia symptoms.
So don’t forget to include deep breathing exercises as a part of your yoga routine.
To Wrap Things Up…
The best thing about using yoga to help you get a restful night’s sleep😴 is that you can practice it in the comfort of your own home.
You do not have to leave your house to practice yoga if you don’t want to.
Even if it is for 10 minutes, you will be giving yourself time to relax and ward off any tension you might have been holding on to throughout the day.
To make sure you are really setting the mood before you head off to sleep😴 try to use products that help to promote sleep.
I use my diffuser every night before I head to bed.
I usually add a few drops of lavender essential oils with a few drops of the eucalyptus oil.
Since using both of these oils in my diffuser, I have been getting deep, good quality sleep.😴
Try to get your hands on some relaxation products to set the mood before you head off to bed! 🛌
To learn more on why sleep is essential to your health, check out my blog post on ‘Why Sleep Is Essential For Your Health’.
So, the next time you’re having trouble sleeping don’t forget to strike a pose before you go to bed.🛌
To beating insomnia with yoga,
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P.S.S.-Get even more relaxation by checking out my “6 Best Relaxation Products To Relieve Stress Quickly”blog post HERE that can really help you wind down and get ready for some good quality sleep! 😴