Breathing Exercises To Improve Sleep


When you aren’t getting the proper amount of sleep, the world can seem like a very difficult place. Even the simplest of tasks seem like a giant mountain, when you haven’t gotten your eight hours (or six hours). Fortunately, you don’t have to accept this as your permanent reality. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has many treatment options to help people overcome insomnia, chronic pain, nightmares, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other related issues. Getting the right amount of sleep is a huge step in the right direction, and a  recent article in Psychology Today discussed breathing exercises to improve sleep.

  • Emotional – When you are feeling emotional, intentional breathing is the way to go. Deep breaths can be as effective as anything, when you are feeling the pressure. Take slow deep breaths through your nose, and exhale slowly through slightly parted lips.
  • Mindful – If you are looking to build a mindfulness practice, take a few minutes to pay attention to your breathing. Some people consider this a form of meditation. Start small, sit in a comfortable position, and breathe normally.
  • Sleep – If you are ready to go to sleep, try counting your breaths. This calms your nervous system, and keeps your mind focused away from other thoughts.

The right breathing techniques can help you get a good night’s sleep. However, if you are dealing with an underlying issue in your life, you may need professional assistance. It can be a major sign of strength to have the self awareness to admit you need some help with an issue. Dr. Jay R. Goldman has many techniques to help restore some normalcy to your life. Contact his office, today, and set up your appointment.

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