We all know the importance of sleep but it seems that so many of us struggle to get enough quality, regenerative sleep. At Kaya Health Clubs, we’ve seen so many of our members struggle with poor quality sleep and we love seeing the positive impact that regular yoga in Melbourne can have on their sleep patterns. So, what else can you do to ensure you get good quality shut eye? Let’s take a look!
Ditch the technology:
If you find yourself mindlessly scrolling through your phone before bed, it’s time to ditch the habit. The blue light from mobile devices can be very disruptive to your sleep patterns so avoid technology for the one or two hours prior to bed.
Have a regular bedtime:
Our bodies are quick to pick up on habits so creating a regular bedtime (and time to wake up!) can help set up our internal clock. Once you have a regular bedtime, your body will begin to wind down as the time approaches.
Make your room dark:
When it comes to good quality sleep, a dark room is a great way to start. Invest in good quality blinds or curtains and remove items that create light in the room – it’s time to switch off that bright digital display on your alarm clock!
Create a bedtime ritual:
Help your body fall asleep more quickly by creating a relaxing routine before bed. Find something that works for you – a warm bath, a glass of milk, a cup of herbal tea, or taking a book to bed are all good ideas.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol:
Caffeine and alcohol can both impact on the quality of sleep so avoid both in the hours leading up to bedtime. Even if you can’t feel the effects of caffeine or alcohol makes you feel drowsy, they won’t do you any favours when it comes to a good night’s sleep.
Get up if you can’t sleep:
If you’ve been lying awake for 20 to 30 minutes and just can’t get to sleep, don’t toss and turn for hours. Instead, get up for a while and try again once you start to feel sleepy.
Increase your exercise:
Regular exercise can be a very effective way to enhance the quality of your sleep. Yoga is the perfect choice – it improves your overall strength and flexibility while also activating the parasympathetic nervous system.
If you’re looking to improve the quality of your sleep with a little help from regular yoga practice, Kaya Health Clubs can help. We offer a range of authentic yoga disciplines, including Hatha, Yin, Vinyasa and Nidra. Each of our classes end with guided meditation to enhance your mind and body connection. Our passionate yoga instructors are ready to guide you on your yoga journey.
For more information about our genuine yoga classes in Melbourne, contact Kaya Health Clubs today on (03) 9090 1000. We have convenient locations in Prahran and the Melbourne CBD.