Research recently published in the journal Neurology has
suggested that one in seven Americans could be suffering from a
worrying sleep condition classed as confusion arousal or 'sleep
Completely different from morning tiredness, sleep drunkenness includes symptoms such as forgetfulness, brief mo-ments of confusion, personality changes and even violent behaviour upon sudden awakening. It is believed to affect around 15 percent of Americans.
Lavender oil on your pillow, camomile tea and even taking
melatonin supplements - you may think you've tried every-thing
there is to get a good night's sleep, but have you considered yoga?
A recent study from Harvard, found that peo-ple who practised yoga
for eight weeks managed to drift off easily and had a better
quality of sleep.
Jillian Pransky, Director of the Restorative Yoga Teaching Training Programme for US Yoga Studio, YogaWorks, is confident that yoga can help people to relax and promote quality sleep, as well as aid the healing process. Jillian rec-ommends three effective yoga poses that are perfect for beginners: