Relaxation calms your body and mind and creates the right environment for sleep. Taking time to relax during the day and again at bedtime helps you sleep more deeply and continuously.
When our body's stress response is activated, we are ready to run, fight or freeze. Constant stress undermines our health. When we are relaxed we are able to rest, digest and heal.
Dr Herbert Benson found in the 1970s that 20 minutes relaxation per day is vital for good health. Recent research shows that smaller doses of relaxation throughout the day are even better.