How to use relaxation techniques & exercises to fall asleep

 

 

Often, insomnia is the outcome of our inability to relax at night. It can be hard to wind down after a long, stressful day.

However, the consequences of untreated insomnia are too serious to ignore. 

The good news is that relaxation techniques for sleep and breathing exercises abound for those who wish to learn how to relax and find new ways to settle in for the night.

Most are affordable, easy to practice, and can be done anywhere you need to sleep.

Relaxation techniques and exercises that can help you fall asleep

You likely know how to do most of these, but there can never be too many reminders about our options when it comes to chilling out at night. It can be easy to become frustrated when you don't know what to do when you can't sleep. Check out these ways to fall sleep that focus on stress relief, muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, and more.
 

If you find it hard to fall asleep but know somebody who sleeps well, you might ask them what their secret is. Most people who sleep well practice some sort of bedtime ritual to help prepare them for a good night's rest, and they're usually happy to share what they know with people who need help falling asleep.

Asking your doctor for advice is always a good idea, too, if you are frustrated because you are unable to fall asleep  at night. They can also investigate whether you have garden-variety sleep onset insomnia or something that may require a closer look.  

Call Sound Sleep Health in Seattle/Kirkland Washington for help at (425) 279-7151 today!

 

 


Sources:

Harvard Health
Mindlab International, University of Sussex
Patheos
University of Maryland Medical System
University of Nevada, Reno Counseling Services
Dr. Andrew Weil

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