Interested in learning how to get a better night’s sleep? As it turns out, karate may be the best way for you to get your full sleep time every night without fail. How is this possible? Below we get into the nitty gritty and provide you with the information you need to get an excellent night’s sleep.
The Secret to Getting a Better Nights Sleep
In order to get a good night’s sleep, you need to develop a routine. Your body has to be ready and prepared to go to sleep. Figuring out how to do this is an entire cottage industry of self-help books, gurus, and self-professed experts. In the end, creating a productive routine is the answer. This is where karate comes in.
Karate can be a demanding physical activity. It will tire out your body. Having a tired body is a fantastic way to get to sleep. Physical exertion increases the quality of the sleep and decreases chances of waking up over the course of the night. Being active will also lead to you wanting to pursue sleep more, providing a lot of the motivation for going to bed. Sleeping is a lot easier when your body and mind want to go to bed, and Karate will make that possible.
How Does Karate Prepare Your Mind for Sleep?
In an age when levels of anxiety, stress, and depression are at an all-time high, finding ways to settle the mind and sleep is a challenge for many. However, karate manages to solve this problem in an ingenious way. To better understand the positive effects of karate, consider yoga. Like yoga, karate helps to center the mind. It is considered a meditative exercise that brings your body and your mind together. It helps you rest your own thoughts. Because of this, many people consider karate to be a means of mental and spiritual rejuvenation. Going to sleep after karate (even if the karate occurred in the morning) will be easier because your mind will be less apt to race around and instead be ready to calm down for sleep.
The last way you can get a better night sleep with karate is to create a designed wind down and sleep time. Put karate stretches and exercises into that routine. Every night roughly an hour before you sleep, step away from your computer and begin your going to sleep routine. Do stretches and even a shorter karate routine to work out your body. Consider pairing it with hot (decaf) tea and a book. Do this for a week straight and you will be amazed at just how much of a difference it can make in your life.
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