Breathing to Fall Asleep Easily

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Health & Fitness Solutions, By Michael Paladin: Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a
My Photoperson experiences poor sleep or has trouble sleeping. Poor sleep for any length of time can lead to mood disturbances, lack of motivation, decreased attention span, trouble with concentration, low levels of energy, and increased fatigue. If you're troubled by difficulty falling asleep, practice this breathing exercise when you go to bed at night. It's simple, but highly effective. Lie down and relax your body as best as you can. Take a few slow, deep breaths. Each time you breathe in imagine the air gently flowing into your lungs and stomach. Then visualize the air flowing out smoothly and easily as you exhale. With each outgoing breath, imagine that you are relaxing your body more and more, that that you're going deeper within yourself. See and feel all your stresses and tensions easily dissolving and going away with each outgoing breath. Do this five times. Next,  breathe  in   slowly  to   the  count  of  four.  Once  your  lungs  are comfortably full, hold your breath for one second. Breathe out slowly to the count of eight. Feel yourself relaxing more deeply each time you breathe out. Repeat this process ten times. At the end of it, you'll find yourself in a deep state of relaxation physically and mentally. You will notice the effects immediately. You will feel much calmer and any constriction in your chest and head will likely have dissolved. Make this breathing exercise a part of your bedtime routine. You will soon associate this exercise with falling asleep, and you will indeed fall asleep more easily. To get FREE access to the exclusive series "What Are the 7 Biggest Mistakes Most Insomniacs Make?" click here. To read my review of the two best resources for better sleep you can choose, go to my blog Better Sleep.Source: Health & Fitness Solutions,, Image:

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