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Relaxation Techniques

Practice helps; repeated use of the techniques will improve the relaxation effect over time.

Normally, it takes about 15 to 25 minutes to fall asleep.

If you are in home isolation & having trouble falling asleep, try relaxation techniques.

Learn one or more of these techniques that you like best before deployment:

  • Relaxation breathing – by concentrating on your breathing, the rest of your body can relax itself

  • Imagery – the goal is to visualize yourself in a peaceful setting

  • Meditation – focus on something such as a sound, visualization, or the breath to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth

  • Progressive muscle relaxation – follow recorded instructions that guide you to progressively tense and relax muscle groups one at a time from head to toe; this leads to total muscle relaxation

CAUTION: Relaxation exercises should not be practiced or performed while operating a vehicle or other machinery. If you have physical, mental, and/or emotional limitations consult with your provider prior to engaging in relaxation exercises.

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