Mature woman practicing yogic breathing for better sleep

Some people have an uncontrollable urge to move their legs at night because their legs feel uncomfortable. These sensations usually arise after being stationary for a while (sitting or lying down), and they feel different from muscle cramps or numbness. The sensations usually go away after some leg movement. Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) typically doesn’t lead to other more serious conditions, but it can be very disruptive to sleep if it happens often.

 

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Smooth Transitions: 5-Minute Wake-Up and Bedtime Yoga Practices

Waking up and preparing for sleep are arguably the most influential parts of our days, in the lens of holistic wellness. If we “wake up on the wrong side of the bed,” as the saying goes, our whole day can feel... Read more
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Insomnia Blues: 5 Kinds of Sleep Disturbances and How to Identify Them

Sleep impacts every aspect of our physiology, so it's not surprising that sleep is at the top of the list of questions most health care professionals ask their patients. And it's a topic that is worth... Read more
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Sleep for Heart Health: Calm Your Nervous System with Yoga for Better Sleep

Did you know that each year heart attacks spike on Mondays following the switch to Daylight Savings time? For example, a study conducted in the state of Michigan demonstrated that “the Monday following... Read more

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Yoga for Insomnia - How to Let Go of Worry and Get a Good Night's Sleep

Yoga for Insomnia: Taming the Monkey Mind It’s after 3:00 am. You’re wide awake, mind racing. You might be worried about paying your mortgage. You might be puzzling over something someone said to you and... Read more

Study: For Insomnia Relief, Try Yoga, Not Pills

A study published in 2004’s Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback found that participants who practiced yoga experienced not only improved total sleep time, but sleep efficiency, resulting in increased total wake time. Participants also demonstrated improved sleep onset latency—falling asleep more quickly, and wake time after sleep onset—waking up earlier. Read more

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Ayurveda for Insomnia Relief: Can You Say Vata Dosha?

If you’ve looked high and low for natural sleep remedies without much result, you might find it useful to look into Ayurvedic insomnia treatments. Ayurveda provides some great insights into insomnia disorders, why they occur, and it offers many natural insomnia remedies and herbs. Read more

Pilot Study Indicates that Yoga Might Ease the Discomfort of Restless Legs Syndrome

A new study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary medicine indicates that the practice of yoga can benefit those suffering from restless legs syndrome. Read more
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Having Trouble Sleeping? You’re Not Alone

If you are tired and sleepy during the day, but still find it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night, you suffer from insomnia. It may be of little comfort, but you can rest assured (no pun intended) that you’re not alone. Read more

New Insomnia Clinic Uses Yoga and Meditation to Relieve Insomnia

A Chicago hospital’s new insomnia program uses natural remedies for insomnia, including yoga therapy. Read more