Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart, weight, mind and more. These are just a few areas where you will notice improvement with proper sleep: Memory, Stress Level, Mental Acuteness, Pain, Mood and Energy Level.
Four kinds of breathing and relaxation techniques are most effective in helping to cure chronic insomnia:
1. Progressive Muscle Relaxation
2. Relaxation Breathing Exercises
3. Letting Go Techniques
4. Creative Visualization
The Mind-Body Connection: We tend to separate ourselves and what we’re experiencing in our health as either mental or physical. When our back hurts, we think we have a physical problem. When we worry and can’t stop thinking, we think we have a mental problem. Actually, these events are mind-body experiences.
Breathing and relaxation techniques are true mind-body practices. They unite both parts and for some insomniacs, they offer a major breakthrough in insomnia self-help.