We could all use a stellar night’s sleep. Whether you’re stressed out, sore, or dealing with chronic pain, stretching right before you climb into bed can provide you with more restful sleep. Stretching not only relaxes you, but it also keeps your muscles flexible so you’re less likely to experience discomfort during the day.
No matter how busy you are—you can create a habit of making your body mobile before sleeping.
Benefits of Stretching Before Sleep:
Get to know your body. Our minds, filled with constant chatter, can make us feel disconnected from our physical body. Stretching before sleep is the perfect way to reconnect and tune in to what your body may be trying to tell you.
Stress management. Life can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be! Small daily actions like stretching can help maintain inner balance and calm.
Improve your quality of sleep. Stretching before bed positively impacts your sleep by allowing you to release the tension built up throughout the day so you can prepare your body and mind for a good night’s sleep.
With so many wonderful benefits, there’s no better time to start stretching than now! Not sure where to begin? Check out these 6 stretches for better sleep tonight.