The cough is an annoying condition that can be the result of various temporary or persistent reasons. It is a standard way of clearing the throat, but in some cases, it can have a chronic nature.
The cough is usually treated with oral antibiotics, syrups, cough suppressants or some other medicines. However, the Buteyko Emergency Procedure has invented a specific breathing technique that has helped over 250,000 of asthmatic to fall asleep more easily.
This Buteyko breathing technique was used by doctors in Russia for over 40 years for treating patients who suffered from COPD, asthma, bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema and other respiratory issues. This breathing method is especially useful for night and nagging coughs and severe and excessive coughs.
When coughing, people inhale 3-5 times more air than normal. This is referred to as hyperventilating, which reduces the levels of oxygen in the heart and brain and all the other organs in the body.
Consider these 3 steps in order to stop coughing and breathe better at night:
-Go to sleep when tired, but earlier.
-Before and during sleep, breathe through your nose.
-Avoid sleeping on your back.
-Lying on the stomach or on the left side will relax your muscles.
-Grip your nose and hold your breath until you are comfortable.
-When coughing, try to cough and inhale only through your nose.
-When you can’t hold your breath, take in a small inhalation through your nose.
If you experience a persistent cough, limit the inhalations and exhalations. When inhaling, relax your body, especially the shoulders and chest and then exhale slowly. When breathing out make sure it is natural and unforced. Repeat the small inhalation with a relaxed exhalation.
-Control the Cough
With every repetition, take a small inhalation. The main aim of this technique is seeking for more air while the body is relaxed. This technique will make your arms and feet warmer and the nasal passages cool and moist.
Keep up with this technique until you fall asleep. As you breathe less, you will cough less and thus fall asleep more easily. Practice the technique during the day when the body tends to be more relaxed.
For improving this condition, yoga and meditation will be of great help. A relaxed mucous membranes and muscles will soothe the cough.
So, by controlling your breathing process, you can control your cough.