Most people end up spending an average of 10 to 13 hours a day sitting, be it at desks, cars or at the dinner table. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that when you get to bed at the end of the day, you feel restless. This can be attributed to your muscles that need activity for proper blood circulation.
Though stretching before a workout or upon waking up is common, stretching right before bedtime is, in fact, one of the most impactful ways to release that built-up tension and get a good night’s sleep.
Therefore, to help you snooze better, we present to you five exercises for sleep that you can perform, just before retiring for the day:
Stand and inhale, as you open your arms out wide.
Exhale as you cross your arms, placing your right arm over your left and your left over your right to give yourself a hug.
Hold this stretch for 30 seconds and then release, inhaling while opening your arms back open wide.