How Yoga Nidra Actually Produces Hormones to Prepare You for Sleep

by Melissa West on May 23, 2018

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Yoga Nidra


In this short video I will explain how yoga nidra helps you sleep.

Many of us have experienced the relaxing effects of yoga nidra and the way it helps us sleep more deeply and soundly through the night. But how exactly does it work?

In this video I will explain how yoga nidra affects your body chemistry and two hormones it actually produces that help you sleep.

Yoga nidra prepares your body chemistry for sleep by producing and releasing hormones.

It does so by releasing the hormone melatonin.

Melatonin is a hormone produced by your pineal gland.

Your pineal gland is a small gland in your brain.

Melatonin sets your body’s circadian rhythm, your 24 hour, sleep-wake schedule which determines both when you fall asleep and when you wake up.

Secondly research has shown that meditation increases the amount of DHEA in your body and those with higher levels of DHEA may sleep more soundly at night.DHEA is a hormone made by your adrenal glands.

DHEA induces an increase in REM sleep.

It also helps to neutralize cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone and often high levels of cortisol in the body keep you up through the night as well.

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Namaste, Melissa

 

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