Breathing Exercises For Sleep
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Inhalation is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system and exhalation is controlled by the parasympathetic nervous system. Depending on which system is dominate, you can observe through the breathing whats happening inside your body. We always need a balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide release.
If your adrenals are overstressed, you're breathing will change and you could develop air hunger or a gasping for air yet a quick shallow exhalation. You breathing actually keeps you in a stress state.
Through a unique pattern of breathing, you can undo this and cause yourself to relax. Breathe in slowly for 5 seconds, then pause one second. The breathe out for 5 seconds with a 5 second pause. Continue this until your body is fully relaxed.
Make sure you breathe through your stomach, not your chest.