breathing trick that could beat insomnia in less than a MINUTE
SLEEPING BEAUTY? This simple trick will help you fall asleep in less than a MINUTE
Those struggling with falling asleep could doze off a lot quicker –with a breathing trick that could beat insomnia in less than a MINUTE
WE all dream of getting eight hours sleep after a long day but many of us struggle to catch some shut eye – but one trick could change that.
Those struggling with falling asleep could doze off a lot quicker –with a breathing trick that could beat insomnia in less than a MINUTE.
A holistic breathing technique known as the “4-7-8” exercise could help people weary night-owls to fall asleep in less than 60 seconds.
The simple exercise championed by author Dr Andrew Weil tells insomniacs to breathe in through their nose for four seconds, hold their breath for seven and exhale through their mouth for eight.
They are advised to continue repeating the exercise until they’ve fallen asleep and the exercise reportedly works by slowing a person heart rate and having a “chemical-like effect.”
In a blog, writer Alina Gonzalez, said: “I couldn’t wait to put the trick to the test, and to my complete disbelief, I woke up the next morning unable to even remember getting to the eighth second of the exhale because it knocked me out that fast.
I was able to fall asleep the minute I tried the 4-7-8 trick.
She added: “To me, the effect of the breathing technique feels almost like a sedative drug, because in
order to hold your breath for seven seconds and then to exhale for eight—when your breath is so shallow and short—your body is forced to slow your heart rate.
It has no choice. Holding your breath, and then slowly, deliberately exhaling for eight seconds, causes a chain reaction.