1. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four seconds. 2. Hold your breath for a count of seven seconds. 3. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight seconds.
If necessary repeat process
This may take a few practice sessions to get your timings right.
I have no trouble getting to sleep myself, I have trouble staying asleep, I get disturbed easily, as although OH is sound asleep, he moves his legs a lot and turns over in his sleep. I get back to sleep quickly enough but it's still that break in my sleep pattern that I find frustrating.
There is a lot to be said for being part of a group, and the support and friendship that is gained from this.
B.. you said your hubs moves a lot in his sleep. I have Restless leg syndrome but there’s another condition that frequently goes with it (that I don’t have) called Periodic limb movement disorder. It’s a sleep disorder. I don’t know that much about it as I’ve not really looked into it but I know the two are related. It may be worth looking into. If it’s anything like RLS then it helps to keep your iron storage levels high. RLS is like a distant cousin to Parkinson’s disease but it doesn’t lead to Parkinson’s. Mine is hereditary but there are other causes which can be dealt with.