Sleep explained

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. :persona_en_postura_loto::tono-de-piel-4:

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. :cara_con_la_cabeza_vendada:

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.:amanecer: In the morning, daylight suppresses these hormones that make you sleepy and releases brain chemicals to keep you awake. :amanecer_sobre_las_montañas:

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.:durmiendo: 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. :masaje::tono-de-piel-4:

Studies show that common distractions from sleep are:
-Spending time on your phone:selfi::tono-de-piel-4:
-Travel across time zones:avión:
-Poor sleeping habits:durmiendo:

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.:reloj12:
-Relax before bed. It can be a small meditation to relax your mind and body.:persona_en_postura_loto::tono-de-piel-4:
-Maintain a cool temperature in your bedroom.:termómetro:
-Do not exercise close to your bedtime.:levantador_de_peso::tono-de-piel-4:
-Avoid caffeine and nicotine.:café:
-Don’t eat or drink too much before bedtime.:hamburguesa:
-Limit your naps to no more than 1 hour and do not take a nap after 3PM.:cara_de_bostezo: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
-Sleep apnea

You must consult your doctor if you continuously have trouble falling asleep, are staying asleep or have excessive sleepiness during the day. :doctor::tono-de-piel-4: