Stretching is vital for flexibility. It can relax your muscles and increases blood flow and nutrients to your cartilage and muscles. In resulted, stretching before you sleep can help you sleep better.
Why we should stretch before sleep?
Improve your quality of sleep
Stretching before you sleep can help you stay asleep. Even we are lying down with closed eyes doesn’t mean that we are getting quality sleep and rest. Thus, if we can stay asleep for whole night, we can store more energy for the coming day.
Lower stress levels
Before rest and morning stretching helps us learn how to physically let go of daily stress rather than hold on to it. After all, if you jump out of bed with “can do” attitude and a physically “able to do” body, you can muchmore easy to achieve your goals.
Stretching can help to increase flexibility which can prevent us from injury. Ensure you can move within normal range of motion so that you will not get into injury easily. Keep streatching every day and you will know your body well.
Leg to Wall
sit facing wall and lie onto your back. Moving buttocks as close to wall as possible, lift legs perpendicular to the ground. Restwith your arms out to sides, palms up.
Seated forward bend
sit onthe ground, back straight, legs together and strethed out in front of you. Flex feet and bend forward from hips, reaching for toes with hands.
Corpse or Dead Body Posture
Go to bed and lie down, legs slightly apart and stretched out in front of you, arms along by your sides with palms up. Close your eyes and bring focus to breath. Keep doing this until you fall asleep.