Some breathing tips to help you relax into a good night’s sleep

Breathing techniques to practice before you go to sleep that will help you calm and settle your mind.

Here are simple techniques to try tonight:

  • Lying on your back, place one hand flat on your tummy and the other on your chest
  • As you breathe in, pay attention to the movement of air into your chest then as it fills your lungs
  • Notice it reaching the base of your stomach
  • Take nice, gentle and slow deep breaths
  • Feel the rhythm of your stomach moving up and down as you inhale and exhale

4-7-8 Breathing Technique

  • Breathe in through your nose for a count of four
  • Hold your breath for seven
  • Then slowly breathe out through your mouth for a count of eight
  • Repeat four or five times still noticing your breath and the feeling movement of your hands gently rising and lowering on your chest and stomach.