“Posture might not be the first cause that comes to mind when figuring out why you're not sleeping well.
Truth is, though, your parents weren't constantly telling you to stand up straight just to get on your nerves. The way you carry yourself can affect your entire body, including the way you digest food, how your nervous system operates, and yes, your sleep quality.”
🧘 Bad posture makes it more difficult to breathe, places additional strain on your muscles, and it could even be the cause of restless sleep. Shape discloses how good posture during the day contributes to a good night’s sleep, the most beneficial sleep positions and some posture-positive practices for your daily life.
☯️ Many of us practice meditation and mindfulness exercises at bedtime to calm an anxious, racing mind so we can drift off to sleep. However, chances are we didn’t learn about these coping techniques until we were adults.
The folks at Moshi are trying to establish these good habits early with a multi-platform sleep and mindfulness app for children 4+ (though adults can benefit from it, too).
Soothing music and gentle narration are accompanied by scientific techniques ranging from the theta oscillation of Tibetan prayer bowls to cognitive behavioral therapy. They offer a free week’s trial, with a $40/year subscription thereafter.