How You Can Learn to Sleep Well


You know that you can cope with one or two nights of poor sleep. But if poor quality sleep persists your ability to function and your health will be compromised.

Some ten years ago life was a struggle for me. Quality sleep eluded me. My energy levels were low. I struggled with depression and my concentration levels were low. My memory recall was not good.

At 48 years of age, I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. Eventually, I  began to use a prescribed Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) apparatus to provide some relief – which it did. But after two months I could no longer tolerate CPAP.  I sought another form of treatment. By becoming aware of how I breathed and by learning to change how I breathed I gained substantial benefits. Those benefits included regaining quality sleep, greater energy levels, improved mental and physical health, including greater alertness and higher concentration levels.

Unexpected benefits included weight loss and a deep sense of calm.  I felt in control of my health and began to look forward to the day ahead. The benefits I have obtained are permanent benefits.

I teach a scientifically based Mindful Buteyko Breathing Course. You can read about further details of the Course on this website.

I am an Associate Practitioner certified by the Buteyko Institute of Breathing & Health and I also hold a certificate in the Buteyko Breathing Method issued by Patrick McKeown of Buteyko Clinic International.

In 2019 I became a certified Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness after completing a Course conducted by Liana Taylor, Clinical Psychologist and founder of the Australian Institute of Applied Mindfulness. I support the regular practice of Mindfulness Meditation.

Please contact me on 0400 022 535 for a free consultation on the Course or Consultations that I teach


The information on this page contains information regarding mandatory COVID-19 public health measures


Paul Rodriguez is fully vaccinated with two doses of AstraZeneca plus a Pfizer Booster vaccine as recommended by the Department of Health and Chief Health Officer.


In recognition of this announcement and the need to:

  1. responsibly manage and implement public health and safety recommendations
  2. respect the health and well being of the client

Learn to Sleep Well now provides in-person Course tuition to those who have also been fully vaccinated (including a suitable Booster vaccine) as evidenced by a COVID-19 digital certificate.

Otherwise, we continue to offer the 4 week Course via Zoom. The information seminar is available for viewing from the following page:

We are also offering 2 or 3 Consultations via Zoom. If you are interested in either of these options please visit the following page:

Please note that shortness of breath is often a regular condition accompanying a respiratory disorder involving dysfunctional breathing.

In addition to shortness of breath if you are also experiencing fever, chills or sweats, loss of smell or taste, cough, runny nose, sore throat please get tested or consult your local doctor to see if you need to be tested for COVID-19. (refer Victorian Department of Health and Human Services )

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