HI there everyone it’s me again.
Its funny how I seem to get different patients with the same problem coming to see me in the same week.
This week two ladies having difficulty sleeping.
In the same week I just happen to be writing about sleeping problems on my blog page. And of course for me there is no such thing as a coincidence.
My first suggestion to them both was the tip I gave you all a few days ago about having a bath in magnesium crystals (Epson salts) and here is my second tip, tried and tested by me.
If you are like me and have Multilpe Sclerosis sleeping can be a problem for a variety of different reasons, so any tip is useful. But of course my tip can be equally used by anyone.
Very few people actually breathe properly and this especially applies to sleep time.
If you find yourself unable to fall asleep, try this.
You need to consciously breathe in deeply through your nose and out through an almost closed mouth. Your out breath should be gentle enough to bend the flame on a candle, but not blow it out.
Try it while your sitting watching the telly, or sitting reading.
In through your nose and out through your mouth.
On the rare occasions that I find my mind is all over the place after I’ve gone to bed, thank goodness I remember what to do. I start my breathing exercise, in through my nose as deeply as I can and out through my mouth and of course I keep doing it. Breathing in deeply is very important.
And the next thing I know it’s morning.
It works for me and if you practise it will work for you.
The reason it works is because our brains need plenty of oxygen to allow our minds to be peaceful and if we don’t breathe properly it simply doesn’t get the oxygen it needs, so we end up tossing and turning all night.
Its got to be worth a try and it won’t cost you anything.
And next time I’ll give you another little tip you can add to this.