Coutinho suggests a simple breathing technique that goes a long way in ensuring a good night’s sleep.
By: DoctorNDTV Edited By: NDTV Health Desk Updated: Jan 27, 2022 11:27 IST
Sleep disorders can be caused by many factors, including an unbalanced diet and stress
Inadequate sleep is the beginning of many other ailments. The most significant of them are mood swings and anxiety. Sleep disorders can be caused by many factors, including an unbalanced diet and stress. It can also be triggered by outside influences such as the consumption of alcohol and smoking. If left unattended, it develops into serious health problems – for instance, insomnia. How do we address this problem? Is there a way, besides medications, to get that elusive sleep back? Life coach Luke Coutinho suggests there is and has shared how it can be done in an Instagram post.
Luke has described a simple breathing technique that can go a long way in ensuring a good night’s sleep. He added that the sleep will get better and deeper with practice. In the post, Luke asked his followers to get into a comfortable, easy child pose. Take 6-8 long deep breaths in this pose. Do slow inhales and slower, longer exhales.
Then slowly get up, sit in a comfortable position back straight and close your eyes, the lifestyle coach added. Close your right nostril with your index finger and inhale and exhale slowly through the left nostril for 10 to 20 or more counts keeping the right nostril closed. Luke added that now lay back and sleep well.
There are various types of sleep disorders and some of them are caused by underlying health problems. Insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep or to remain asleep. Besides stress and anxiety, it can be caused by hormones or digestive problems.
Luke regularly shares updates on his social media accounts to help his followers have a better lifestyle and health. Recently, he shared tips to manage the impact of negative stress. His technique included listening to music before bedtime. “The kind of healing you create in your body through music is extraordinary,” he added.
Follow the tips shared by Luke and help your body and mind relax.
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