Sleep Coach Helps you Fall Asleep without Medication
The Sleep Coach might be just the ticket to help you fall asleep naturally, without the need for medication. The sleep device emits a blue light that helps synchronize the breath. Synchronized breathing is used during meditation and Yoga practice for relaxation. Focusing on breathing reduces stress and promotes muscle relaxation. The sleep coach prompts you to breathe in synchronicity with the blue light that brightens, then dims, and can help you fall asleep naturally.
Deep breathing stimulates relaxation by reducing cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone. When the blue light illuminates on the sleep coach, you take a deep breath, breathing out when the blue light dims. During Yoga practice, placing one hand on the abdomen and one on the chest helps you follow the breath more closely, and can be used with the sleep coach to calm the mind and help maintain focus.
When the mind is clear and has focus, sleep comes more naturally, making the sleep coach ideal for promoting relaxation. Deep breathing also slows the heart rate.
Conscious breathing, using the diaphragm, takes practice. The benefits of breathing for relaxation are well documented, but not always easy to accomplish without help. Conscious breathing can promote relaxation in as little as ten to fifteen minutes, thus promoting quality sleep.
The sleep coach fits into your pocket, making it ideal for travel. The sleep coach uses a 9V battery, and should not disturb your partner because there are no sounds. You can also find tips on breathing for relaxation that can be used in conjunction with the sleep coach here.