Fall Asleep Fast With Simple Breathing Technique
A very simple breathing technique that takes seconds to complete could help you fall asleep in just one minute. Sound too good to be true? Give is a try
Known as the 4-7-8 trick, it.works by switching off the body’s stress response, meaning falling into sleep is easier – and all you have to do is breathe. Harvard-educated doctor and author Andrew Weil champions the technique and says it is as effective as most tranquilizers and much of the sleep pills out there today.
Here's how it works.....
Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound. Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four seconds. Hold your breath for a count of seven seconds. Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight seconds.
This is one breath.
Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths. The 4-7-8 method has been endorsed by yoga and meditation teachers.
In 2016, Dr Weil said: ‘This exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. ‘Unlike tranquilizing drugs, which are often effective when you first take them but then lose their power over time, this exercise is subtle when you first try it but gains in power with repetition and practice. ‘Do it at least twice a day. You cannot do it too frequently.’
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