Techniques for managing breathlessness

This section will show you some positions of ease to help you in times of breathlessness.

High side lying

  • Lie on your side.
  • Use multiple pillows under your head and shoulders.
  • Bend your knees a little.

Supported forward sitting

  • Sitting upright, lean forward on to a table.
  • Add as many pillows as required.

Forward sitting

  • Sit leaning forward.
  • Rest your forearms on your knees.
  • Relax you shoulders and chest.

Stand Leaning Forwards

  • Stand leaning forward and use a chair, bench or wall for support
  • Relax your chest and shoulders.

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