Most people find that vigorous exercise before sleep can be the equivalent of drinking a pot of coffee right before bed. Exercise is a fantastic practice that can generally help attain better sleep, but timing is imperative. A mind and body full of energy from a good workout will be hard pressed to drift off to sleep easily. However, light yoga before bed can give you the body benefits of a workout without the energy surge, and create an overall relaxation conducive to deep sleep. Celina dentist, Dr. Angela Ganjoor helps patients with sleep issues such as snoring and sleep apnea, and understands how important good, high-quality sleep is.
Breathing Deep; Sleeping Deep
Yoga centers on breathing. The meditative elements of yoga may include something as simple as sitting on your bed in a comfortable position with good posture, and breathing deeply, in and out. Some people find that repeating a mantra in their head is helpful, as the goal is to empty your mind of stressful thoughts and focus on the rest period ahead of you. A deep sleep every night will do wonders for your overall health. Light yoga postures combined with meditative breathing will supercharge a super night of sleep just as more vigorous yoga can energize you in the morning.
Avoid Vigorous Yoga Practices
There are extreme forms of yoga that can cover you in sweat as if you’ve just run five miles at a brisk pace. Pretzel shaped contortions that strain your body, standing on your head, or doing anything that pushes you beyond normal physical limits is not likely help lull you off into dreamland. For more challenging yoga sessions, follow the same rule as other intense exercise programs. Only engage in such classes at least three hours before you plan to go to bed.
Sleep Apnea Help from Celina Dentist
Visit your Celina dentist for a consultation on snoring and sleep apnea. To schedule an appointment with our 75009 dental office call (214) 851-0130 today. Located in Celina, we proudly serve patients from Prosper, Frisco, Allen, and neighboring communities.