Breath practices and control have shown to have miraculous effects on the mind, body and soul. During distress our breathing changes becoming rapid, or slowing it down and even breathlessness resulting in breathing from the mouth. Though we cannot control our breathing consciously when asleep, we can always try to have some minutes in the day to practice breathing techniques as our daily routine.
The idea of holding your breath to relax may sound daunting but it has major benefits like increase in carbon dioxide tolerance in the body, more endurance and energy during exercise, less and shallow breathing during rest, calms the nervous system improving the functions of the diaphragm. Learn few breathing techniques for better sleep and relaxation from this blog by trainingspeaks.com.