Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a deep relaxation technique that is often used to control stress and anxiety but also relieve insomnia.
This technique will guide you through tightening and relaxing muscle groups one at a time in a specific order to reduce physical tension and help you relax. This is based on the premise that mental calmness is a result of physical relaxation.
People with insomnia often report that practising progressive muscle relaxation at night helps them fall asleep. But it's also very useful in helping you handle the signs of tension and stress in your body.
Content provided by Jane Bozier.
Jane is a mental health nurse, holds an MSc in Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and is passionate about mental wellbeing.