Trouble Sleeping? Here’s How I Learned To Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute Every Night!

I was struggling with sleeping for a longer period of time. Usual reasons for that are stress, too many TV or screens before going to bed, and late night food consummation. It was so hard to shut my hyperactive brain and give it a break. After many weeks without full sleep at night, my friend informed me about the breathing trick called “4-7-8”.

How can this trick help me to sleep better?

This breathing technique was invented by Dr. Andrew Weil from Harvard University. He is wellness practitioner who studies breathing, meditation, and ways to counteract stress. Dr. Weil said that is very easy to accomplish a full sleep at night. Simply breathe in through the nose for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, and exhale through the mouth for 8 seconds. This breathing trick will slow down the heart rate and will release chemicals that are soothing you and your brain.

I was very skeptical about this breathing thing, but I tried it anyway. I was amazed that it actually works pretty well. I was relaxed and ready for sleeping before I reached the fourth repetition. It knocked me out in only 1 minute.

The best thing is that this technique is good for falling asleep and that’s not all. When you are stressed, your endocrine system is releasing a lot of adrenaline via our adrenal glands. It results with elevated heart rate, which forces you to breath shallow and rapid. This is followed with jittery and unwell felling. When you start with this wonderful breathing method, you neutralize the effects of adrenaline and the body is pushed to slow down the heart rate. Simply, there is no other choice!

In the beginning it can be a little bit uncomfortable, but as you proceed, you will slow the heart rate and clear your hyperactive mind. It’s so relaxing and it’s like you have spent whole afternoon in a spa center.