Breathe it in and breathe it out. Slowing down and focussing on your breathing helps calm the mind, nervous system and relax the muscles. Try a simple technique called Equal Breathing, breathing slowly in through the nose for a count of three, hold your breath for a count of three, then exhale slowly through your mouth for a count of three. Keep focused on your breath, visualising the air filling your lungs and body on the inhale and leaving your body on the exhale. Repeat the same for a count of four, and then a count of five. Continue with this until you feel your body and mind start to relax.
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About Maryanne Taylor
Maryanne Taylor is an experienced WellVine Sleep Consultant, specialising in adult and children’s sleep. She has helped hundreds of families with a variety of sleep problems, including sleep during pregnancy and sleep challenges with babies and toddlers. She is a member of the British Sleep Society and The International Association for Sleep Consultants.