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Previously we discussed two most important factors that can interfere with your sleep quality and quantity—light and temperature. Both of those factors affect the release of melatonin, a hormone that signals the brain that it is time to go to sleep.
 

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Restful Sleep: On Caffeine and Yoga

About 70 years ago a zoologist who studied spiders got tired of waking up at 5:00 am to watch them build their webs, so he asked his pharmacologist friend if he could drug the spiders to change their... Read more
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Your Body Clock: Are You in Sync?

Many years ago I had a student who was blind. He came to my afternoon yoga classes regularly and sometimes we got to talking about this and that. One time he mentioned that yoga helped him to keep a very... Read more

Sleep is a Superfood: How a Little Intention—and Some Yoga—Can Help You Get More

When it comes to dramatically improving health, reducing stress, and impacting the quality of life, sleep is a superfood! You can eat bowls and bowls of kale salad and speak to yourself kindly, but until you’... Read more

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Ayurveda for Insomnia Relief: Can You Say Vata Dosha?

If you’ve looked high and low for natural sleep remedies without much result, you might find it useful to look into Ayurvedic insomnia treatments. Ayurveda provides some great insights into insomnia disorders, why they occur, and it offers many natural insomnia remedies and herbs. Read more

Pilot Study Indicates that Yoga Might Ease the Discomfort of Restless Legs Syndrome

A new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary medicine indicates that the practice of yoga can benefit those suffering from restless legs syndrome. Read more
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Having Trouble Sleeping? You’re Not Alone

If you are tired and sleepy during the day, but still find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night, you suffer from insomnia. It may be of little comfort, but you can rest assured (no pun intended) that you’re not alone. Read more

New Insomnia Clinic Uses Yoga and Meditation to Relieve Insomnia

A Chicago hospital’s new insomnia program uses natural remedies for insomnia, including yoga therapy. Read more

Yoga Offers Relief for Insomnia in Post-Menopausal Women

According to a study published in the journal Menopause , practicing yoga asana before bed may not just offer effective therapy for insomnia, but can also reduce the severity of menopausal symptoms and increase overall quality of life. Read more

Does Insomnia Increase Risk of Cancer?

Missing out on sleep makes us feel lousy and it affects our life in many ways. But could lack of sleep due to either insomnia or simply a busy lifestyle even put you at greater risk for developing cancer? Read more

Do You Suffer From Sleep Deprivation?

There are many reasons people don’t get enough sleep. If you suspect that you suffer from sleep deprivation and have problems sleeping, try natural sleep aids, such as herbal insomnia remedies or even yoga postures for insomnia. Read more
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