Have a bad night sleep? You’re not alone! 27 percent of people in a new Consumer Reports survey of 4,023 U.S. adults said they had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep most nights, and 68 percent—or an estimated 164 million Americans—struggled with sleep at least once a week.
Recently, researchers have presented overwhelming evidence that shows a lack in sleep directly affects our ability to manage stress levels and complete daily functions. But, it can be much more serious than that. In a study conducted by Harvard Medical School, the results showed that sleeping less than five hours a night increases the risk of death from all causes by about 15 percent.
Still, don’t reach for the Ambien just yet! You may be aware of the many benefits of Yoga, ranging from increased physical strength and flexibility to improved breathing and mental focus, but did you know yoga also has positive effects on sleep?