How to sleep sitting? Sleeping sitting instructions – Interview with Dr. Artour Rakhimov

· breathing, buteyko, Health, medicine, sleep

Artour Rakhimov

Sleep positions and postures for people with COPD, diabetes, HIV-AIDS, cancer, epilepsy, asthma and many other diseases. What tools are helpful for changing sleep positions? How long does it take to get used to sleeping sitting and how does this position affect people with diseases?

Chris Prokop interviews Dr. Artour Rakhimov, a teacher and trainer of Buteyko breathing practitioners. The question addressed is “How to sleep sitting?”.

To adapt to sleeping sitting takes about 1 to 2 months. Patience is an important factor to get used to the process in sleeping sitting. The reason being that most people have become used to lying down to sleep. Having a circular pillow (used on airplanes) around the neck helps for comfort and prevents mouth breathing during sleep. Additionally, having comfortable arm rests under the elbows supports the weight of the shoulders. Putting your legs on some type of trunk may be used but is not necessary. Most importantly, the spine should be straight. If you lean back too far that will increase your rate of hyperventilation. There are pillows that are comfortable for you to lay forward on them or you can also rest forward onto a table with a pillow underneath your head. Consequently, these sleep conditions will allow you to have fewer health problems at night and your MCP (morning control pause) will be higher.

“How the Buteyko method improves body oxygen levels” – this topic is explained in this article: .

According to most leading Soviet Buteyko breathing practitioners (over there, they are medical doctors), sleeping sitting is the best position for health. It will allow you to maintain the same CP you had before falling asleep at night. While for most people their CP drops in the morning because of improper sleep positions that cause hyperventilation. The MCP is the main criteria of being healthy. Keeping a high MCP greatly increases the time your body has to recover from any health problems. In turn, your CP during the day will grow a lot faster.

In contrast, supine sleep has harmful effects on breathing and health. Dr. Buteyko and about 200 doctors (Buteyko practitioners whom he trained) noticed that when the lungs are unrestricted during supine sleep it intensifies breathing. 25 Western studies came to the same conclusion about supine sleep. Additionally, the CP test shows about a 30% drop when sleeping in the supine position.

Sleeping sitting also prevents epilepsy seizures during sleep. See more on this page /.

For the overview of training of Buteyko practitioners ()who does, where and other factors), visit this page: .

The NormalBreathing teachings include a variety of breathing techniques. One of the widely used techniques is the Buteyko Method. The method has shown practical credibility being used on more than 100,000 asthmatics, 30,000 people with cardiovascular problems and on many other conditions (liver cirrhosis, apnoea, bronchitis). There has been shown to be a 90% reduction in medication for asthmatics by 6 Western randomized clinical studies on asthma. The Buteyko Method has been approved by the Russian Ministry of Health. Its effectiveness has been shown during Soviet trials when it was used on patients with HIV-AIDS, metastatic cancer (6 times reduction in 3-year mortality), hepatitis B and more diseases. Dr. Artour Rakhimov also had students who achieved clinical remission from symptoms of cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, and many other conditions.

Other breathing techniques used are the Amazing DIY device and the Frolov device. The Amazing DIT device is one of the inventions of Dr. Artour Rakhimov, a trainer of Buteyko practitioners. For details of his training, visit this page: /.

Breathing devices are found to be easier for beginning students and have greatly effective results. Managing sleep positions and retraining breathing patterns, form the foundation of NormalBreathing teachings. These factors lead to efficient breathing and improved overall health.

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The video features Dr. Artour Rakhimov, health educator, writer, breathing teacher and NormalBreathing trainer, creator of courses for Buteyko practitioner training, and the author of the website

The video was edited and produced by Chris Prokop.

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