How to Stop Coughing at Night: Breathe-Easy Exercise
How to stop coughing even at night? Persistent coughing at night or daytime is the most common symptom among asthmatics. Over a quarter of million of asthmatics became symptom-free naturally, and stopped persistent coughing at night using one breathing technique called the Buteyko Emergency Procedure. It can help stop bouts of persistent coughing, including a dry cough and will aid in falling asleep promptly.
The Buteyko breathing method has been used by more than 100 MDs in the USSR and Russia for over 40 years. These doctors taught this exercise to their patients with asthma, COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and other conditions. It also solves the problem how to stop coughing at night. It will also help to get rid of or reduce coughing at night. It works well for dry cough at night, excessive or severe cough, nagging of coughing, and other similar situations. Can't stop persistent coughing during the day?
Coughing means breathing about 3-5 times more air than the medical norm. This activity is called "hyperventilation".
'Overbreathing reduces oxygen levels in the brain, heart, and all other vital organs (see links with medical studies below). This is the main reason why coughing promotes chronic diseases, like asthma, COPD, cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, and many others.
Steps to follow (if you can't stop persistent coughing at night)
The preliminary requirements in order to eliminate or stop coughing
at night are:
1. Go to sleep when you are really sleepy, not earlier.
2. Before and during sleep breathe only through the nose (if you can't, learn the "Breathing exercise to unblock the nose").
3. Do not sleep on your back (if this is your problem, learn the therapy "How to prevent sleeping on back").
Relax all your muscles when you are already lying in bed on your tummy or left side even if you have a cough. Next, pinch your nose and hold your breath until discomfort. If you cannot hold your breath, because you can't stop coughing, cough only through your nose and inhale through the nose too.
After the breath hold, take a small inhalation (one small sniff) and do it only through the nose. If you have a persistent cough, limit your inhalations and exhalations, while coughing only through the nose. After this short inhalation, relax all body muscles, especially upper chest and shoulders in order to exhale slowly. The exhalation must be natural and unforced. Take another small inhalation and again completely relax to exhale.
With each breath, take a small or reduced inhalation and then try to completely relax even though you still have a cough (again, all this must be done through the nose only). Your goal is to gently create air hunger while relaxing your body muscles. You will soon experience light air hunger.
'Your breathing can be frequent during this reduced or shallow
breathing exercise, but this is okay. If you do the exercise correctly
(you breathe less while being relaxed), you will notice 2 signs:
- The arms and feet will get warm in 1-2 minutes after starting the reduced breathing (this is the primary sign of breathing less);
- The nasal passages will become moist and the nose colder.
Preserve this comfortable level of air hunger for some minutes until you fall asleep. You need to breathe less and have air hunger! This is also the fastest way to fall asleep naturally. This method has already helped thousands of cough sufferers (with asthma, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and other conditions) with severe cough, constant coughing, and dry cough.
'During the daytime, the same breathing exercise will help you to reduce the duration of your bouts of coughing by at least 3-4 times.
If you study this page with the explanation of the mechanism of cough, you will understand more how and why this technique works: The Cause of Cough - A general overview of the pathological physiological mechanism that makes coughing chronic or persistent.
This YouTube video (on the right side) has a title How to Stop Coughing Naturally. It explains the same breathing exercise as above.
Here are other YouTube Videos with numerous quotes from medical studies about
ineffective medication and cough syrups. The videos also address causes
of coughing and describe how to stop a cough:
There is an exact criterion (the result for your body oxygenation test) that provides a guarantee that your coughing will stop for good. It is provided below in the bonus content.
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