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Practices That Ensure Good Mood And Better Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep, one that makes you completely rested and refreshed, is highly important for well-being and health. While you are asleep, your body works the support your physical as well as mental health, so one can imagine how important it is to get proper sleep to promote a healthy mindset and a good mood. A happy mind secures a calm and composed body, and this is what ultimately makes your sleep better. If you struggle to put yourself to sleep at night, here are some tips that will hopefully help pave the way for happiness, bliss, and peace.

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Meditation

A great way to silence the mind for a while is by meditating. It is a scientific fact that every minute, around 50 thoughts are produced in our heads – a number that can go up to 50,000! Our mind jumps from one thought to another, much like a monkey on a tree. This would make it impossible for a person to fall asleep. Meditation can help our minds attain serenity and let go of the constant chaos. Meditation can also help heal patients with insomnia. There are many kinds of meditations for different kinds of people, such as movement meditation, mindfulness meditation, progressive meditation, and spiritual meditation.

Jonathan/Pexels | Meditation helps to quiet all the chattering in one’s brain

 

Exercise Daily

It has been proven that regular exercise helps in sleep improvement. Your feelings of stress and anxiety can be reduced for up to two hours after aerobic exercise. It was found in a study that an 8-week aerobic program proved to have lowered symptoms of PMS significantly. Another research was conducted in which resistance training was held, resulting in improved sleeping quality. The research also concluded that exercise makes it easier for a person to get out of bed. It is believed that any kind of exercise can be beneficial in some way for people, whether that is dancing, swimming, hiking, or biking. 

Pixabay/Pexels | Any kind of exercise would help for an improved sleep

 

Yoga

While spiritual experts believe that yoga is all about physical exercises, asanas, breathing techniques, and pranayama, they state that it is also important to perform the act of yoga to form a connection with the divine. Asanas and breathing exercises will surely help with better sleep. However, experts say that we must go beyond this. Being in union with the divine is exactly what’s going to ensure us to be blissful, peaceful, and content. Beginners can try all kinds of yoga: Iyengar yoga, Bikram yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and Yin yoga.

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