We spend a lot of time scouring the web to stay up on the hottest health and fitness trends, and each week, we’ll be sharing with you the best of what we read. (It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it!)
Our muscles can’t recover properly without rest — and that includes a good night’s sleep. We’ve long been proponents of the health benefits of sleep, so we’re glad to see that getting a good night’s shut-eye is in vogue lately.
Sleeping On It
While exercising at night is generally linked to trouble falling asleep, these five yoga poses before bed can actually help you get some zzz’s. (Huffington Post)
Can’t get a full eight hours in bed? Take a nap. Research shows it can make you smarter and beats caffeine. (Barking Up the Wrong Tree)
Recent public health campaigns have focused on fitness or nutrition, but the new “Sleep Well, Be Well” campaign aims to raise awareness on the danger of a chronic lack of sleep or undiagnosed sleep conditions. (Everyday Health)
If you’ve suffered from insomnia, you’re probably familiar with melatonin supplements. A new study finds that the sleep aid could also improve bone density. (NY Daily News)
If you’re clamoring for every extra second of shut-eye in the morning, hack your morning routine so you can enjoy more time in bed. (ELLE)