Joseph Pilates understood the importance of sleep. He knew that the body needed quality rest as well as exercise in order to function at it's best. In regards to an optimal sleep environment, he suggested that the room be cool, quiet, well ventilated, and dark. He also noted that the mattress should be firm, bulky pillows should be avoided, and that one should use the lightest covering it takes to be warm.
But to Joseph Pilates the most important element of better and deeper sleep was mental calmness. He understood that a troubled nervous system could be alleviated with exercise. Regular exercise is frequently recommended by experts as a natural way of overcoming sleep problems, but what if you still can't sleep? Pilates has this advice: Get up and exercise. He specifically suggests spinal rolling exercises for better and deeper sleep. The rolling and unrolling exercises massage the spine, relax the nerves, help cleanse the body, and restore natural flexibility of the spine.
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