Can Yoga Help You Sleep?

Cool-jams Inner Peace

Our customer surveys have told us that cancer survivors often have problems getting a good night's sleep. This can sometimes go on for years due to chemotherapy drugs, or hormonal imbalances that cause other problems like temperature regulation issues.  Cool-jams Inner Peace New research involving survivors with sleep problems who did yoga for 75 minutes twice a week for a month suggests that yoga might help cancer patients sleep better.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found cancer survivors who took up a form of gentle yoga slept better. We are not exactly sure why, but it seems that it helps calm the body and reduce the anxiety caused by insomnia. While they showed greater improvements in their overall quality of their sleep, they really showed improvements in feeling less tired during the day. In fact, I suspect that this research applies not only to cancer survivors but to the general population as well. I know how good yoga can make me feel. Especially gentle yoga before bedtime. If I'm relaxed, I definitely sleep better. If you have sleep problems, give yoga a try and let us know if it helps.