Do you find it difficult to fall asleep at night even though you’re supposed to be feeling so tired after a day of work? Do you toss and turn around your bed and feel that your mind and body are just too tensed to sleep?
I used to be like this too.
To help me sleep better, I tried different ways ranging from closing the curtain in my bedroom, taking hot shower before going to bed and unplugging from technology a few hours before sleep time. These little things I did helped me fall asleep better but still, sometimes the tension in my head was hard to deal with and stopped me from falling asleep.
So I started to research for ways that could help me fall asleep faster and that was when I started to do stretches for sleep.
In fact, bedtime stretches offer plenty of health benefits. When you relax your body, you also relax your mind. You can relax your stiff body muscles when you do stretches that target at areas where you hold tension mostly, like the shoulders, neck, back and legs. A physically tensed body is closely connected to a stressful mind. So when your body is at ease, so as your mind; and you’ll be able to sleep better.
Here in this article, I will share with you the stretches for sleep that really work for me and many to get a good night’s rest:
1. Neck Stretches
2. Shoulders Circles
3. Seated Stretch
4. Butterfly Stretch
5. Cobra’s Stretch
6. Child’s Pose Stretch
7. Wind-Relieving Pose
I’ve tried and tested these stretches for sleep for a long time. And I still do these stretches every night now to help me reduce stress and fall asleep better.
Stretching my body before going to sleep has become part of my bedtime routine. And I hope you will try out these stretches to experience the benefits of doing bedtime stretches too!
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