Insomnia is a growing health hazard and among the top reasons that people seek help from a primary care physician. If you’ve ever tossed and turned for more than a few nights in a row, you understand why people turn to professionals: lack of sleep makes it difficult to function.

Worse, losing sleep:

A recent CDC report estimates that over one-third of the U.S. adult population sleeps less than the recommended minimum of 7 hours each night.

But there is good news for those who suffer and you don’t even need to make a doctor’s appointment. Just head to a yoga class. Over 55 percent of people who do yoga reported better sleep and 85 percent said they experienced a decrease in stress, according to a national survey.

When people who have insomnia do yoga daily, they report sleeping longer, falling asleep faster, and returning to sleep more quickly if they wake up in the middle of the night. 

Here are three poses that are good for preparing your body for sleep.



For more information about how yoga can help you get a better night’s sleep, see this article in Harvard Health.

To get your yoga on, click here for the full Studio 108 schedule.

Don’t forget, we have Yoga in the Park three days a week for the month of August as well as $5 Community Yoga at Studio 108 on Friday evenings. Tell your friends!

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