Solution for coughing:
1. Sleep only when tired, not only because it is “bedtime”
2. Breathe only through the nose, even during sleep
3. Sleep on your left side or tummy, especially not on your back.
Once you are in bed trying to sleep, relax all your muscles. If you are coughing and can’t stop, at least cough only through the nose and only inhale through the nose. If you can, while having your mouth closed, pinch your nose closed even though your body is coughing.
Next, hold your breath until you develop a sense of air hunger. Then, take smaller inhales than before and only relax for exhales. Relax during inhalations too, with only the tummy moving (expanding) during in-breaths (not the shoulders or chest). You are reducing your breathing while being relaxed. This will help you accumulate CO2 in your lungs and body, which will clam the urge-to-cough receptors that cause you to cough at night.
Notice the picture above. The blue line represents your new breathing pattern if you perform this easy-breathing exercise correctly, while the black line shows your old respiration sequence.
There are two very difenite signs that indicate sucessfully breathing less while being relaxed:
1. The arms and feet will become warm in about 1-2 minutes
2. In the same 1-2 minutes, the nose becomes a little cold and more moist than before.
Keep breathing less (or gently suffocating yourself) until you fall asleep. Since one of the main things that this exercise does is it gets more CO2 in the body (closer back to the amount that we should have), it also helps one fall asleep quickly. This is because CO2 is important in many body processes, including the relaxation of muscles and the calming of brain cells. Sound like CO2 is crucial for sleep? It is.
This same mild-self-suffocation technique is useful during the day. Indeed, one would ideally develop a slower automatic breathing pattern for better oxygenation and health 24/7; not just during sleep.
Practicing breath holds with food in the stomach is unwise. While reducing breathing during the daytime, sit up straight on a chair, with your thighs horizontal or (better) pointing downwards, allowing the diaragm (tummy) to move freely. Reserve laying down (being in the horizontal position) for sleep only because it encourages overbreathing, leading to chronic disease, chronic cough and other health problems.
For more info on stoping cough at night, visit the video below.
Video About Cough Relief
Thousands of breathing students reported amazing results with these simple breathing exercises. Their cough disappears very fast, often in 1-2 minutes.