Sleep is an important component of health and wellness. There’s nothing quite like waking up feeling refreshed, alert, and ready to face the day.
Despite the efforts of the $70 billion sleep-aid industry, many exhausted people are still searching for ways to get the sleep they need. Unfortunately, sleeping pills are the dominant treatment strategy for insomnia. Sleeping pills don’t work for everyone, have side effects, and do not address the underlying stress that is keeping you awake.
Medical experts are increasingly advising those struggling with poor sleep to first try more natural solutions like yoga. According to "Yoga Can Help With Insomnia" by Psychology Today, "Researchers at Harvard Medical School investigated how a daily yoga practice might affect sleep for people with insomnia and found broad improvements to measurements of sleep quality and quantity."
Signs your sleep could use improvement include taking too long to fall asleep, waking multiple times with difficulty falling back asleep, overall light and restless sleep, and drowsiness during the day.