Do you have problems with falling asleep? If you do, read this article and find out how to fall asleep in just 1 minute.
Dr. Andrew Weil pioneered a sleeping method which relaxes the muscles and calms the mind by filling the lungs with more oxygen. This method involves just a simple breathing regulation.
Many people face with sleeping problems. They find it extremely difficult to shut their brains down and fall asleep at night for weeks or even months. This may be a result of eating unhealthy food late at night, stress or looking at screens before going to bed. Luckily, there is an effective solution called “4-7-8” breathing trick.
The question is, what is the method 4, 7 and 8?
It’s very easy and simple. You breathe through your nose for four second, hold it for seven seconds, and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds. It slows down your heart rate, and it also releases chemicals in our brain that soothe you.
If you are skeptical like me, you should try it! I tried it, and trust me it works! It ended up working like a total charm. I was out before I reached my fourth repetition and it tends to knock me out easily in less than a minute.
This method is great for more than just falling asleep though. In the moment when we are stressed, our endocrine system releases adrenaline through our adrenal glands.
This elevates your heart rate, and can make you feel jittery and unwell. It makes you breathe rapid and shallow. But, using this breathing method, you counteract the natural effects of adrenaline and your body is forced to slow down your heart rate. It doesn’t have a choice! At the beginning, you may feel a tad uncomfortable. After a while, you really do feel your heart rate slow and your mind clear.
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