If you're a fan of healthy living blogs, chances are you've been following the Huffington Post's 21-day yoga challenge, in which one writer tries to adhere to the holistic system for the better part of a month. This week, the news source touched on a great use for yoga: using it to try to get to sleep.
As you might expect, this is not the first time this idea has been tossed around. For quite some time, researchers have been investigating the effects of yoga on sleep. In fact, enthusiasts have been using the regimen for centuries as a way to relax, reflect and get ready for bed.
It makes sense. Yoga instructors widely agree that using a stretching-and-meditation routine just before hitting the hay is a great way to improve your chances of getting a good night's sleep.
Not only does engaging in yoga encourage the release of endorphins, but it also loosens sore or tired muscles and empties the mind of work-related stress and nagging thoughts.
If you want to try the mind-body regimen as a way to get the sandman to stop by, then consider taking an Atlanta yoga class or two.
You may be one of the 50 million Americans who suffer from sleep problems, but that doesn't mean you have to take it lying down!