We are always told by our mother, our doctor or any health professional that good nutrition, regular exercise, and restful sleep are the keys to good health and happiness. When sleep is lacking it will cause issues such as illness, emotional unrest, fatigue and general underperformance, just to name a few. Good sleep is also often a simple and speedy remedy to many simple illnesses, lethargy, poor mood or poor athletic performance.
Poor sleep is such a common complaint, that I thought it may be helpful to discuss how to gain some quality sleep. So here is Part 1 of Tips for Better Sleep. I hope you find it useful.
Breathing or respiration is more than just the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide with the external environment. How we breathe affects our thoughts, feelings, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and the musculoskeletal system.
Before we discuss breathing further let’s cover some basic concepts about the workings of the human body.