If you have troubling drifting off to dreamland, you've probably tried a long list of remedies to get more and better Zzs, from lullabies to warm milk...
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Sleep is a function of the parasympathetic nervous system, the system devoted to rest and digestion. Not surprisingly, sleep onset (the natural oncoming of sleep) and yoga are both associated with an increase in parasympathetic activity.
Lo and behold, the night after that yoga session with Elena Brower, I learned firsthand yet another benefit of yoga: a good night's sleep.
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