Most of us know how important sleep is for our health. It is vital for learning and memory, as well as for recovery and immunity.
Still, people aren’t getting enough sleep. Hectic lifestyle and too much screen time are one of the biggest reasons why.
A good night’s sleep – this is how
How much sleep is enough? It varies a lot. It can be less than six hours or more than nine, as long as you feel rested and able to cope with your every day life.
According to the latest studies, the most important sleep phase is the deep sleep we experience during the first third of our night’s sleep. So if you sleep for eight hours, it means that the first two and a half hours are the most vital for recovery.
Deep sleep is at its most beneficial before midnight, between 10 and 12 pm. If you are used to staying up late, it’s worthwhile to learn to go to bed earlier. It’s easier to adjust your sleep cycle if you do it gradually, little by little.
Difficulty falling asleep? Try our yoga
Yoga helps you find a more balanced sleep cycle and fall asleep faster. Poses such as slow forward bends are particularly helpful. Try our lovely calming exercises – the first week with YogaMe is free!