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Stretching before bed is an effective way to improve sleep and maintain good health. It's crucial to keep the stretches simple and relaxing to avoid over-stimulating the body. Sleep is an essential aspect of health and wellbeing. Most people need at least seven or eight hours of sleep per night. Optimal sleep quality is just as important as the length of time in ensuring the body gets the restoration it needs. Performing certain stretches before bed will enhance the benefits of sleep.

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1. Why You Should Stretch Before Bed

Fitness and sleep experts suggest stretching before bed relaxes the body and mind and releases toxins that can disrupt your sleep pattern. Stretching calms the nervous system by decreasing the fight or flight response our high-stress lives often provoke. Furthermore, stretching at night keeps muscles and ligaments flexible longer, which reduces the risk of injury.

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