Try this tonight. Measure your height before going to bed. Measure your height again tomorrow as soon as you wake up. If you’ve had a good night’s sleep, your height would have increased by 1-2 inches! What could have made this possible? Deep sleep.
Nature induces sleep in us every night so that it can repair the body cells, replenish them and make the body grow. It is the most natural way on how to increase height. It is in sleep that the body strengthens and recharges the central nervous system. Growth hormones are sent to all corners of the body to thicken and lengthen bones and tissues, resulting in increase of height.
Absence of gravity on the spine is the immediate reason why you are taller every morning. When you are horizontal for a long time, the bones of the spine relax and soak in the spinal fluid which makes them larger. Therefore the quantity of sleep is also important in addition to the quality.
So how to reap all the benefits of a good night’s sleep? Here are some helpful tips to achieve deep sleep.
Use a firm mattress to sleep on. If your mattress is soft place a plywood sheet under it. Firm mattresses keep the spine in a good posture. Turn off the lights before sleeping as bright light keeps the brain awake. Keep a window open for ventilation as stale air is not good for growth. Slip on gloves and socks if it is too cold; studies reveal that warm feet and hands help go into deep sleep. Drink a tall glass of water or some milk before sleeping; it helps induce sleep. Keep away from caffeine.
Posture is important for growth during sleep. Here are some more tips to grow taller as you sleep. Do not use a pillow or use a very thin one if at all you need one. Pillows cause rounded shoulders which not only makes you shorter but also affect muscles in the neck and shoulders. When sleeping on your back, use a pillow under your knees to support the spine. This also helps in more blood supply to the brain while you sleep. When sleeping on your side, do use a pillow under your head as well as one between your knees.
You need to be tired at bedtime to get great sleep. Make sure you exercise during the day to tire yourself out. Performing height increasing exercises will give you added advantage. When you lie down on your bed to sleep, stretch your arms and legs out and wiggle your body to drop off to sleep.
Sleep is the cheapest medicine you can take to grow taller and healthier; draw the most from it.