How do you relax before bed? Do you do some stretches? If not, then you should start this relaxing habit because it can help you sleep better and prevent pain.
An evening stretching routine helps your body to enter a relaxed state more quickly to help you prepare for bed. It can even help you stay in a deeper sleep for longer. Since stretches help prevent pain, you’re less likely to toss and turn during sleep.
Stretching is a great alternative nighttime activity to scrolling through social media or reading emails on a screen. When done correctly, studies have shown that yoga and stretching can be incredibly relaxing and meditative. The act of focusing on your body and the present can be a great way to separate yourself from the day’s stresses and signal to your subconscious to stop worrying.
Follow along to the routine below for a nice relaxation stretch! It only takes about 15 minutes!