Do You Want to Fall Asleep in 60 Seconds? Train Yourself With This Simple Technique [Video]
Many people have problems to fall asleep at night. This is a common trouble for most of us in certain period of our lives. We even struggle with it. We simply cannot get our mind slow down for a while and relax. And our brain need rest and sleep as well. Sometimes it can take up to two hours falling asleep at night.
Sleep deprivation and insomnia are very bad not only for our health but also for our personal life and work. Being constantly tired kills our productivity, concentration and can cause serious health problems.
Chronic sleep loss, according to WebMD can put us at risk for the following:
- Heart Disease
- Heart Attack
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Heart Failure
- High Blood Pressure
It’s for our general health and in our best interest to get the sleep we need in order to function well during the day.
But, how to fall asleep?
The answer may be the “4-7-8” breathing technique, developed by Dr. Andrew Weil.
Dr. Weil is a Harvard-educated wellness practitioner who studies breathing, meditation, and how people can use both to counteract stress.
The technique is very easy to learn and then use. The only thing we need to do is to breathe for four seconds in through the nose, hold the breath for 7 seconds, exhale for 8 seconds, and then repeat this technique 3 more times. This exercise is so simple! It will prepare the body for relaxation and slow down the heart rate.
The “4-7-8” breathing technique is also very useful for removing stress accumulated during the day. If the pressure of work or life is becoming too much to face or bear, this easy and short trick could be the right solution.
I started practice it and I could instantly feel slowing down my heart rate. That tense and anxious energy that was always present, simply disappeared. Now, I’m looking forward to see what it does for my sleep.
If you want to learn more about the breathing trick and technique and how actually to perform it correctly, watch Dr. Weil’s video below.