“Breathing exercises calm your nervous system, staving off insomnia and preparing your body for sleep. Even better, training your breath is just like any sort of exercise. The more you do it, the better you get at it.”
👃 When it comes to your body, your nervous system calls the shots. And when your nervous system is overstimulated, your body won’t let you sleep.
Fortunately, you can regain control of your nervous system using nothing but your breath — e.g., via these 7 breathing exercises designed to help you fall asleep, on demand.
🧘🏽 Read countless articles about how your device’s blue light is hindering your sleep, but still can’t seem to shut your smartphone off before bed?
That’s okay. Your phone can be a sleeping aid, too — all you have to do is set it to night mode and browse the Calm app instead of Facebook.
🤭 You probably know about the Mediterranean’s siesta tradition… But did you know that nearly one-third of British people sleep naked?
Here are 9 sleeping traditions from around the world that you can add to your own routine tonight.