Relaxation Therapy is a physiological relaxation technique which decreases activity in the sympathetic nervous system and is characterized by decreased heart rate, blood pressure, brain wave frequency and metabolism.
Stress, worry, anxiety and muscle tension are often involved in insomnia and other sleep disorders. Relaxation is likely the most commonly used intervention for insomnia. It can be used before bedtime.
Relaxation therapy involves progressively relaxing your muscles from your head down to your feet. This exercise can promote restfulness and sleep and reduce insomnia. This therapy involves contraction of your muscles gently for two to three seconds and then relaxes.