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Yoga NIDRA | Benefits Of Sleep

Updated: May 29, 2020

Sleep Better with Nidra ! 👇🏼

Do you feel tired even after a solid 7-9 hours of sleep? If so, join me every Sunday (4-5pm) for a healing Yoga Nidra session to enhance your nightly sleep ... zzz ... you will rise every morning feeling refresh and rejuvenated.

Sleep is a vital part of life; yet most people don’t get enough sleep. Even if you sleep enough, you still aren’t getting the quality sleep that you need.


Did you know on average 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder? 37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month and 4.7% of people reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the month before. 


That is an astronomical number of people not getting the sleep that they need! You know the feeling of not enough sleep and tiredness; you also feel cranky, lazy, and simply cannot serve people with love because you’re sleep deprived. 


While sleep is essential for all humans. Few people know the actual benefits of sleep.


Top 5 Benefits of Sleep:


1. Sleep helps the body to self-repair

While you sleeping your cells produce protein. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells, which allows them to repair any damage from stress, harmful exposure, and UV rays.


2. Sleep Lowers the Risk of Depression

A sufficient amount of sleep (between 7-9 hours each night) helps produce serotonin. Serotonin is the ‘happy’ hormone that contributes to the feeling of happiness and well-being. 


3. Sleep May Keep you at a Healthy Weight

Research has shown that a lack of sleep affects the balance of hormones in the body called ghrelin and leptin. These two hormones are responsible for your appetite. If there is an imbalance in these hormones, you might eat more than what your body actually needs.


4. Sleep Improves Memory

Although we still don’t really know why we dream, current research suggests that sleep plays a crucial role in memory consolidation. Deep sleep is especially important for the brain to process the busy day, linking events in life, and making memory.


5. Sleep Reduces Inflammation in the Body

Stress hormones remain elevated in the body if the person lacks sleep. This creates a greater risk for diseases such as heart-related conditions, cancer, and diabetes. Inflammation is also linked to cause body deterioration as the body ages.


Need more?

Yoga Nidra is the best way to fall into deep sleep. It’s even better if you pair nidra with either yin and / or restorative yoga.


It’s important that you don’t underestimate how much self-care you need. You might think you can brave through whatever is on your plate right now. The truth is you can. You are brave and courageous. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t nourish your body, mind, and soul at the same time. You need to find your balance.


AFTER CLASS MESSAGE


Now I want to hear from you! Sharing is caring. There is so much kindness in the world and you’re part of it! I think individually we’re a drop in the ocean and together we create the sea of compassion. So don’t be shy, send me private messages and let’s grow together.


1. Do you find yourself sleeping better after consistently practicing nidra? 2. What other rituals do you do before bed?


You are so worthy of love,

Rhoni

xoxo



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