The evidence is clear. Progressive muscle relaxation promotes better sleep. How do I practice progressive muscle relaxation? Follow these steps.
- Tense your toes for about 5 seconds and then relax for 30 seconds.
- Tense your calves for about 5 seconds and then relax for 30 seconds.
- Repeat the tensing and relaxing of all the major muscle groups working your way up to your neck, face and head.
Sleep Tip #129: Practice progressive muscle relaxation to promote better sleep.