There are many relaxation breathing techniques that you can learn to use to promote relaxation and relieve stress. The deeper and slower you breath the more relaxed and sedated you will become.
Sleeping with the window open will help your body to wind down and prepare for the sleep cycle. Try the following relaxation exercise before you get into bed:
The above exercise will tell your body and mind it is okay to settle down, leaving behind thoughts of worry, fear and stress.
Try this breathing technique when you first get into bed:
The results of this breathing technique are immediate. You will feel your shoulders and arms relaxing. Your chest will feel less constricted and you will feel less stress and tension.
Practice this on a daily basis so that it becomes a natural routine for you and helps to induce natural sleep.
As well as using this technique to encourage natural sleep you can try several relaxation techniques exercises. The goal is to relax your mind and let your body unwind and surrender to sleep. There are many more techniques and exercises available to promote deep breathing and relaxation. You will have to find what method works best for you. Your goal is to recognize that deep breathing and concentrated relaxation are tools available for you to achieve natural sleep.
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