Relaxation techniques can help when you are having trouble sleeping. Most relaxation techniques combine breathing more deeply with relaxing the muscles.
Some people find that learning a technique and getting into a routine is useful. It can take a bit of time to learn the techniques and for them to start to work, but keep practising. Here are two audio files that our patients have found useful.
This 20 minute tape teaches relaxation techniques to help you relax and unwind and aid sleep.
This 10 minute tape teaches relaxation techniques to help you relax and unwind and aid sleep.
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