Nowdays, whenever I go to bed I tape up my mouth. Before, when the alarm went off in the mornings, I would always have a really hard time getting up. I used to feel as if I had slept well, but the way I feel now when the alarm goes off . . . there is just no comparison. Now I can get out of bed straight away without feeling like I’m about to faint from tiredness!
When I started the Breathing Retraining Program with the Relaxator, the resistance was set too high and my abdominals (diaphragm) started to hurt, but now it works well and I use it a bit in the evening before going to bed.
Since I started the breathing exercises I have felt less stressed in general, and I use the Conscious Breathing technique with a three to four count while breathing in and four or eight count while breathing out, in order to reduce the stress. Fantastic!!
I could have laying in
the dental chair for hours
My last dentist’s visit also went swimmingly. By breathing through my nose, which now feels completely natural, I had no problem whatsoever lying back in the chair while the dentist drilled into my teeth. I could have laying there for hours. An especially tasty bonus is that I don’t end up getting bugs in my mouth when I’m out biking anymore, because I keep my mouth shut. Everything has just become so much more pleasant and easy.
Mirja Saarvääli, 40, Holistic horse and dog therapist, Stall Nordstuga, Arvika, Sweden