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

The Power of Sleep: Part 1

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Mature woman practicing yogic breathing for better sleep

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Woman practicing yoga for insomnia in Child's Pose (Balasana)

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Man practicing yoga for insomnia in Low Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

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Yoga for insomnia relief yoga class in Corpse Pose (Savasana)

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Yoga for insomnia practicing Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

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Woman practicing yoga for restless leg syndrome in Janu Sirsasana

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Yoga class practices for yoga for sleep in Corpse Pose (Savasana)

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Woman practicing yoga for insomnia in Low Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana)

New Insomnia Clinic Uses Yoga and Meditation to Relieve Insomnia

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