To improve the quality of your sleep, integrative physician Frank Lipman, MD, recommends a simple yoga pose. Do this pose right before going to bed or if you wake in the night. Lie on your back, arms at your sides, palms up. Close your eyes, relax and lie still, breathing slowly and deeply for five minutes. "This soothes the nervous system and eases mental and physical fatigue," explains Dr. Lipman, author of Revive: Stop Feeling Spent And Start Living Again. "You'll sleep soundly…and wake up rejuvenated."
For other doctor-tested ways to get your Zzzzs (they work!):
- The 15-Minute Secret to Sleeping Better (Boost Energy and Mood, Too)
- Drink This to Sleep Soundly
- Natural Sleep Remedies
- Can’t Sleep? A Pill Is Not the Answer