Lying down for a great night’s sleep isn’t always as simple as it seems. Whether you’ve been on your feet for eight hours or sitting still in front of the computer, your body is tense from the day and can leave you feeling sore or uncomfortable as you try to doze off.
By adding some simple stretches to your bedtime routine, you can ease the transition from an active day to a more relaxing night. Even just five minutes of gentle stretching before you climb into bed tells your body it’s time to wind down and helps you fall asleep faster. Remember, it’s important to listen to your body so you don’t overdo it. If you feel any pain or discomfort, back off the stretch and do what feels comfortable.