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Can doing yoga improve your sleep?

Updated: Apr 30, 2022

This Mum's Day forget the fluffy sippers and give mum something she really wants.

Sure cosy toes are a lovely, but a good nights sleep is better.

Ok, so you might be thinking if I knew how to give mum a good nights sleep I’d get one myself. Turns out it's not as hard as you’d think.

Tips to get a good nights sleep:

You already know to ditch the caffeine. Reduce, or even better eliminate, the the blue light; that is screens and LED lights an hour before bed. Keep your room dark and not too warm. Eat a couple of hours before turning in and lastly do a yoga class or exercise in the morning (1). Huh? I bet you weren't expecting that last one.

Studies have found early morning exercise increases the release of melatonin (the sleep hormone) later in the day (2) and what better way to start the day than saluting the sun (3)?

Of course the great thing with yoga is if morning doesn't work for you a luscious yin class can be soothing after a rotten day. So you don’t have to worry about coming down after being pumped up if you prefer to exercise in the evening. Which can also encourage a good nights sleep by helping you unwind (4).

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