Cart

Cart

How Yoga Improves Sleep

How Yoga Improves Sleep

It can be hard to wind down after a busy day and this can really interfere with getting a good nights sleep and can even result in insomnia.

Even if you are actually tired it can still be difficult to quieten the mind. You may find that you are still going over what happened during the day or worrying about what will happen tomorrow. This can also cause you to wake up during the middle of the night and lie awake worrying, only to fall into a deep sleep just before your alarm goes off.

We’ve all been there but if this becomes a regular occurrence then you may want to try yoga to see if this can help you.

111 9tkolu
Wire-free sports bra ideal for comfortable yoga stretches and poses. Soft on your skin and View product.
£12
339-52e828.jpeg
Waterproof and slip-proof yoga mat made in environmentally friendly TPE. Ideal extra-long size (183cmL x View product.
£43
10MM Extra Thick High Quality NRB Non slip Yoga Mats For Fitness Environmental Tasteless Pilates Gym
10mm extra-thick high-quality NBR non-slip yoga mat for yoga or pilates or fitness. NBR is View product.
£41
High Waist Seamless Yoga Pants Sports Leggings For Women s Workout Slim Gym Fitness push up
Lovely high waisted seamless leggings in various stunning colours. Very flattering for all figures. Package View product.
£33
Seamless Yoga Set Women Fitness Clothing Sportswear Woman Gym Leggings Padded Push up Strappy Sports Bra
This seamless yoga set is designed to be comfortable, durable, and lightweight for maximum functionality View product.
£39
Energy Seamless Leggings Strappy Bra 2Pcs Yoga Set Women Gym Fitness Clothing High Waist Yoga Leggings
Seamless high waisted yoga leggings and strappy bra top ideal for yoga, running, the gym View product.
£39
Zhangyunuo Push Up Yoga Leggings Compression Tights Slim Ombre Seamless Gym Leggings Sport Fitness Tummy Control
Fabulous seamless high waisted yoga leggings in ombre colour style.  These leggings look and feel View product.
£25£28
Gym Yoga Pants Sports Wear For Women Tummy Control High Waist Leggins Sport Tights Woman Fitness
Very flattering seamless high waisted yoga pants with tummy control.  They come in some lovely View product.
£34
Vital Seamless Sport Shirts Long Sleeve Shirt Women Crop Top Yoga Sport T shirt Workout Tops
Beautiful seamless long sleeve crop-top ideal for yoga, fitness and workouts.  Really comfortable and flattering View product.
£36
Workout Clothes For Women Gym Yoga Set Workout Clothing Sport Clothes 2 Piece Gym Sets Push
Stunning 2 piece yoga set includes push-up leggings and matching long-sleeved crop-top in beautiful colours.  View product.
£53

There have been numerous studies into yoga and sleep including a national survey in the US which found that over 55% of people who did yoga found that it helped them get better sleep. Over 85% said yoga helped reduce stress.

In another study, Yoga for Improving Sleep Quality and Quality of Life for Older Adults, involved a group participating in 12 weeks of classes, held twice weekly, incorporating yoga postures, meditative yoga, and daily home practice of meditative yoga.

They found that the group showed “significant improvements in a range of subjective factors, including overall sleep quality; sleep efficiency; sleep latency and duration; self-assessed sleep quality; fatigue; general well-being; depression; anxiety; stress; tension; anger; vitality; and function in physical, emotional, and social roles.”

The study concluded that Yoga was shown to be safe and improved sleep and quality of life in a group of older adults with insomnia.

The studies support the benefits. The combination of stretching and calming your mind through yoga, especially last thing at night, seems to really help create a ‘switching-off’ routine.

This is especially desirable in the often fast-paced multiple distraction world that we live in.

Even if you can’t manage to fit in a yoga class into your day you may find that doing gentle yoga before bedtime will calm your mind and help your body to relax more deeply into sleep.

Below are a few videos with yoga moves for you to try before bedtime. Why not try for a week and see if you get a better nights sleep?

Leave us a comment and let us know if Yoga improves your sleep or what works for you.

And a slightly longer 20-minute yoga routine in this video.

Top photo by Rishikesh Yogpeeth on Unsplash


No Replies on

How Yoga Improves Sleep

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *