A lot of people have a hard time falling asleep. It might be due to the bad food we eat late at night, or too many screens before bed, and often it’s because of stress. Sometimes it’s really difficult to relax, not think of anything at just fall asleep. The result is getting a little sleep at night which leaves us sleep deprived.
Sleep deprivation cam cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and even weight loss or weight gain. Also it affects the brain and cognitive function. Sometimes can cause quite serious health issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and many heart diseases.
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To help all of this, wellness practitioner, Harvard-educated Dr. Andrew Weil, invented a 4-7-8 breathing technique. He studies meditation and how a person can use breathing to counteract stress. Now you can trick your brain to fall asleep in just 60 seconds. Isn’t that amazing?
And actually this method is a pretty simple one. Every night when you go to sleep all you have to do is breathe in through your nose for four seconds, hold the air for seven seconds, and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds. Then repeat this method three more times. That’s all you have to do.
This works because it calms down your heart rate and it makes you more relaxed. When we’re stressed, the endocrine system releases adrenaline which in turn causes our heart to pump faster and breathing with this powerful technique will calm your heart down down. Which means it will calm you down resulting in falling asleep much faster.