Oct 23, 2019 ISS Comments (0)
While we live in an increasingly globalised world, people still tend to sleep very differently in different countries. The diversity of sleeping habits
around the world can reflect attitudes towards health, work-life balance, relationship to the environment, and a myriad of other cultural values. Check
out some of the unusual and interesting ways people sleep, it may even introduce you to a new habit to incorporate into your own bedtime routine.
In China, it’s a popular belief that a firm bed supports the alignment of the back, promoting better sleep, a belief shared by many around the world. Some Chinese factories have also been blurring the lines between workplace and bedroom, encouraging employees to utilise in-house sleeping and washing facilities to maximise productivity.
Sep 18, 2019 ISS Comments (0)
Yoga can be a gentle way to help you wind down at the end of the night and bring some awareness back into your body. An American national health interview survey (NHIS) found that over 55% of respondents reported improved sleep, and 85% reported reduced stress. We’ve included some of the most relaxing yoga poses to help relieve your muscles and get you ready for bed.
Legs up the wall (Viparita Karani)
This pose not only releases tension in the lower back and stretches the hamstrings, but also allows your circulation to re-adjust, taking pressure from the feet and ankles and increasing blood flow to the upper body. Try to get your legs as close to the wall as your hamstrings allow.
Aug 14, 2019 ISS Comments (0)