Insomniacs, get ready to spend the best night of your life. No more nights of insomnia spent moving and turning until the wee hours of the morning. No more to remain lying in the dark, eyes wide open, after you to be awakened in the middle of the night. There is now an easy technique and proven by experts to fall asleep in less than a minute.
A simple and natural technique
This very natural remedy is called the 4-7-8 method and, yes, it’s as simple as it looks. For starters, sit comfortably in bed. Then inhale through the nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, then exhale slowly through your mouth for eight seconds. Repeat until you fall asleep.
As simple as that ! You do not believe us? Talk to Andrew Weil. This physician, who studied at Harvard, borrowed this exercise from the centuries-old meditation practices of Indian yogis. “This is the best method I know to get back to sleep when you wake up in the middle of the night,” he explained in a lecture.
The yogis use this technique to reach a perfect state of relaxation and to counteract stress and anxiety. Deliberately slowing your breathing causes your heart rate to slow down too, causing the rest of your body to relax. In other words, it is a natural sedative – for the body AND the mind.
“In theory, you impose a certain rhythm on your breathing through your voluntary system and, gradually, it is transmitted to the autonomic (or involuntary) nervous system,” he explains. And this happens over time. Then it is by doing it regularly for weeks, months and years that the changes you desire will occur. ”
There you go ! Apply this method and you will be able to stop counting the sheep.