Sleep is an integral part of our body’s circadian rhythm – the 24-hour natural pattern the body follows to maintain balance between active and passive bodily functions. Sleep patterns are influenced by the environment, genetics, physical health and mental well-being. Disruptions in the circadian rhythm reduce the body’s ability to rest and heal itself and lead to health problems down the road.
Sleep is a natural process of our day where our mind and body enters an altered consciousness. Our sensory and muscle activity is reduced and we no longer are as aware of our surroundings or respond to stimuli like when awake. This is necessary for the body to restore the immune, muscular, skeletal and nervous systems.
Different stages of sleep
During a good night’s rest, we go through two different sleep phases: non-REM and REM-sleep. Poor sleep and medicated sleep reduce the quality of both sleep cycles.
Non-REM sleep/deep sleep
The first phase in a sleep cycle is non-REM sleep (also known as deep sleep). This phase has multiple distinct stages that gradually grow deeper throughout the night until you are fast asleep and cannot be easily woken up.
During this phase, the brain uses less energy and cleans itself from the metabolic waste from daily activities. Also, the body temperature and heart rate fall to allow our cells to regenerate.
The second phase is REM-sleep (REM stands for Rapid Eye Movement) and is associated with dreaming. Our brain goes in a theta brainwave state to process emotions and facilitates learning and memory.
Sleep and the immune system
Scientists have discovered that sleep also plays a role in our body’s immune system. When our body is afflicted with an infection, it produces special proteins called cytokines. These proteins aid the immune system in fighting off the infection.
When you are sick, the immune system produces a higher amount of these proteins. That is why it is important to rest and get enough sleep when you have an infection. The body needs to conserve its energy to be able to continue the production of these proteins to fight the infection and restore itself to good health.
The Breatheology Method helps you achieve better sleep in multiple ways:
You become more aware of your breath and learn how to breathe naturally, deep from the belly. This good habit will continue throughout the night and minimizes conditions such as sleep apnea
You learn breath and mind exercises that you can employ right before going to bed that put you in a relaxed state of mind. Brush of the worries of the day before you go to sleep and rejuvenate your body.
Breath is the key to better sleep
Practicing conscious breathing as demonstrated in the Breatheology Method helps you to adopt a healthy breathing pattern that continues when you are asleep, allowing a full night’s sleep without disruption.
LEARN TO SLEEP BETTER WITH THE BREATHEOLOGY METHOD
When you regularly fail to achieve a good night’s sleep, the Breatheology Method can provide a solution. Whether your sleep issues are caused by a physical condition, such as sleep apnea, or if the cause is psychological – such as high amounts of stress, breathing better offers a solution. The Fundamentals course is a step-by-step course structured to learn how to Relax on Demand and calm the nervous system. Thousands of people have taken this course before you to get more energy and a better night’s sleep.Join Free Mini-Class Start the Fundamentals
The Breatheology Method
We benefit our clients by understanding who they are as individuals and their unique needs. Our mission is to serve the global community by helping them become healthy and better in all aspects of being.
To achieve our mission, our method consists of three profiles: Optimized Performance, Strengthen Health and Improve Resilience.
By assessing our clients across these profiles we get a strong picture of their dynamic needs and goals. The benefits from our Method are derived when we choose the right tool for the right person at the right time.
This allows us to work with a variety of breathing modalities to help align the mind and body and begin to “rewire” and manage the Autonomic Nervous System to move the client in a positive direction eventually bringing them to a “Flow State”.