Tools to Help with Sleep: Breathwork
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Along with CHOP’s sleep hygiene guidelines, there are several simple, integrative practices that you and your child can do each night to promote a restful sleep. One practice is breathwork which is done by the patient with assistance from a parent or caregiver.
You can do this sitting in a chair or lying down. The key to this relaxing breath is making the exhale longer. Don’t worry if you need to speed up the count—just focus on the inhale, hold, and release.
This is great for older children. It can help to deeply restore and calm your child.
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