How do I breathe while sleeping?
🎓 Sleep is important. But how do you breathe?
RECAP: Improving sleep duration and quality
- Go for a walk outside in the morning, as soon as possible after waking up. Get some daylight in your eyes to set your circadian clock.
- Avoid caffeine after midday, or altogether.
- Schedule intense exercise in the earlier parts of the day.
- Limit daytime naps, if possible.
- Dim the lights in the evening, keep the bedroom dark.
- Allow the last meal of the day at least 2-3 hours to digest before bed.
- Avoid any amount of alcohol before bed.
- Leave the phone outside the bedroom. Read a book and use a real alarm clock instead.
- Don’t use the bed for work or similar things, only associate the bed with sleeping.
- Try to maintain a steady sleeping pattern even during the weekend.
- An active sympathetic nervous system hinders sleep.
- Use slow, relaxed breathing with long exhales to switch to a parasympathetic state.
- A slightly lower core body temperature helps to fall asleep.
- Use light breathing with small inhales to increase blood flow to extremities and drop core body temperature.
- Mouth breathing during the day causes mouth breathing and sleep apnea during the night.
- Waking up with a dry mouth is a sign of mouth breathing.
- Use sleep tape to maintain nose breathing while sleeping.