3 Yoga Stretches To Help You Sleep Better


Often have trouble sleeping? You’re not alone – and it could be costing you more than just a restless night and sleepy day, according to recent research, which showed that people with insomnia are much more likely to experience associated health problems such as anxiety, depression, diabetes and congestive heart failure.

But don’t despair – a good night’s sleep really is within reach. One oft-recommended treatment is to establish a relaxing bedtime routine (and no, a nightcap with David Letterman doesn’t count). A good place to start? A pre-bedtime yoga practice.

Let your busy day go with these 3 incredibly relaxing yoga poses. Deep sleep, here you come.

Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose

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Sit on the floor with one side of your body grazing wall. Swing legs up against the wall and slowly lower your back and head to the floor, keeping legs straight. Allow your hands to fall out to sides, palms facing up. Breathe deeply, relaxing into the pose. Hold for 1 to 5 minutes.