12 Tips for Better Sleep

By
Namita Piparaiya
Top view of cute young fitness woman lying on the floor on mat with eyes closed.

Sleep is one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of a healthy lifestyle. A third of our lives are spent sleeping, precious 8 hours of a day are dedicated to it, and missing even a single night’s sleep can slow down our brain and make us forgetful. Miss a few more nights of sleep, and we can start hallucinating! Sleep is crucial for our health, and it deserves as much importance as a good diet and exercise.

Practical and natural tips to support a good night's sleep

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Yoga class practicing in rest mode recognizing the importance of sleep

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Mature woman practicing yogic breathing for better sleep

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Yoga class practicing Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) for sleep

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Man practicing yoga for sleep and body clock

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Yoga students practicing for better sleep in Child's Pose (Balasana)

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Woman practicing yoga for better sleep in seated pose

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Yoga for restless legs Wide-Angle Seated Forward Bend (Upavistha Konasana)

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Woman practicing yoga for sleep in Fish Pose (Matsyasana)

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