Rubbing of the belly has always been something comforting that you can do for your big baby of a dog or your actual baby when he or she just needs some love.
No matter what, they always end up dozing off right?
Well that is what happens the majority of the time at least unless your dog becomes hyper, then that is a whole other story.
However, being rubbed and knocking out is like when people go to get a massage, and end up falling asleep halfway through it because they just feel so relaxed and being rubbed in the right way will put you in a pleasant mood.
Pleasant, content feelings can also lead to sleepy content feelings.
So why not do this to yourself?
We can rub our own bellies, right?
Or you can make your partner do it, but it is all up to you.
“It’s a pretty simple exercise:
– Lie flat on your back in bed.
– Put the palm of your hand over your belly button.
– Gently rub in a small clockwise circle around your navel.
– Gradually increase the size of your circles.
– When your circles have gotten as wide as your belly, gradually decrease the size of the circles until you’re back at your belly button.
– Now repeat the exercise, but in a counterclockwise direction.
If nothing else, belly rubbing will definitely relieve pressure and bloating that might keep you up at night.
Your sleeping partner may not appreciate that, but I always say better out than in.
Some say this exercise works great for their insomnia.
But I think rubbing your belly to fall asleep may have more to do with relaxation, and nothing to do with your stomach.
If your mind and body is relaxed, you’ll fall asleep easily.
Doing relaxation exercises before bed is a good habit to get into, especially if you have trouble sleeping.
Rubbing your belly (or having someone else do it for you) would be a good one to add to your nightly ritual of relaxation exercises for sleep”
Try this technique out and share with your friends or don’t, just get some rest.