Yoga takes you into the present moment. The only place where life exists.
Sleep is essential for your health. It repairs your body and refreshes your mind.
Lack of sleep can cause tiredness, poor memory and lack of concentration and bad mood. It can also make you less careful for risk of accidents and injury.
Your body’s internal clock regulates your sleep depending on the amount of light around you. When the sun sets, your brain releases hormones to make you sleepy. In the morning, daylight suppresses these hormones that make you sleepy and releases brain chemicals to keep you awake.
But do you think that you get enough sleep to be awake in the morning?
What is enough sleep?
The Sleep Health Foundation recommends aiming for 7-9 hours of sleep per night for adults. But most of the time even if we sleep enough hours, we feel that we haven’t had enough sleep. Because getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to get good quality sleep on a regular schedule so that you can feel rested when you wake up.
Studies show that common distractions from sleep are:
-Spending time on your phone
-Travel across time zones
-Poor sleeping habits
What can help you to get a good sleep?
If you are having trouble sleeping, you can try these tips:
-Maintain a regular schedule that you wake up and go to sleep at the same time everyday.
-Relax before bed. It can be a small meditation to relax your mind and body.
-Maintain a cool temperature in your bedroom.
-Do not exercise close to your bedtime.
-Avoid caffeine and nicotine.
-Don’t eat or drink too much before bedtime.
-Limit your naps to no more than 1 hour and do not take a nap after 3PM.If you are having serious problems falling asleep or staying asleep at night, you may have a sleep disorder.Common sleep disorders are:-Insomnia
-Restless leg syndrome
You must consult your doctor if you continuously have trouble falling asleep, are staying asleep or have excessive sleepiness during the day.