6 Ways Yoga Can Help With Insomnia

//6 Ways Yoga Can Help With Insomnia

6 Ways Yoga Can Help With Insomnia

If you struggle with insomnia, you know how debilitating it can be.  This year alone, as many 3 million cases of insomnia will be reported!  In this month’s blog post we will reveal the signs of insomnia, the effects, and 6 ways yoga can help!

 

What is insomnia and what are the signs?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder which usually impacts adults.  When someone is experiencing insomnia, they tend to report things like:

  • Trouble falling asleep when lying in bed
  • The inability to stay asleep during the night
  • Frequent waking during the night
  • Waking up too early coupled with the inability to go back to sleep again
  • Non-restorative or poor quality of sleep

 

When someone is not experiencing a proper night’s sleep, it can take a toll on your body.  Some of the things you can experience are:

The Effects Of Insomnia:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability or anger
  • Moodiness
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Poor memory
  • Difficulty concentrating or lack of concentration
  • Poor performance at school or work
  • Lack of energy or motivation
  • Headaches
  • Mistakes at work  
  • Accidents while driving

 

All of the things mentioned above have an effect on your body and sleeping patterns.  The good news is, there are some natural things you can do to help improve your sleep and battle insomnia.  One of those things you can do is practice yoga. Blow are 6 ways yoga can help you battle insomnia.

 

When you practice yoga, you:

  1. Learn how to calm your mind, allowing it to relax
  2. Reduce stress
  3. Learn how to breathe deeply, relaxing the body
  4. Improve sleep efficiency
  5. Increase total sleep time
  6. Regulate the nervous system – Activating your parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) is going to help you get to sleep and stay asleep

Ready to get a leg up on insomnia?  Try one of our classes! To see our class schedule, visit:  https://eastwesthealingsolutions.com/wellness-studio/wellness-studio-classes/

By | 2019-05-02T21:15:15+00:00 May 2nd, 2019|Yoga|0 Comments

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