Finding deep, restorative sleep can be challenging after a long day, whether you are active or sedentary. Monotonous movement — or lack thereof — at work or home can create tension and pressure on the joints and spine. A gentle yoga routine performed before bedtime can help quiet the mind, lower stress and blood pressure, release muscle tension, and loosen stiff joints.
Magnesium is so important for our wellbeing, playing a role in over 300 important enzymatic functions in the body. Yet most of us aren’t getting enough in our daily diets - due to depleted soil that our food is grown in and the prescription and over-the-counter drugs we are taking.
Why is it that so many of us have such a hard time falling asleep, staying asleep and reaping the restorative benefits of good, quality shut-eye? As I often tell my patients, one reason is that many of us are failing at sleep is because most of us are making sleep-stealing mistakes all day long, which wind up training our bodies how not to sleep well at night.
Good health and good sleep go hand-in-hand. Without enough good quality zzzzzz’s, it’s only a matter of time before immunity tanks and you’re dealing with a lot more trouble than simply feeling groggy in the morning. But why is it that so many of us have such a hard time falling asleep…
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