I find that I cannot get my mind to slow down and relax. Sometimes it can take me up to two hours to get to sleep at night.
Sleep deprivation is bad not only for one’s health but also for work and personal life. Being tired all the time kills productivity and can cause serious health issues.
According to WebMD, chronic sleep loss can put a person at risk for the following:
High Blood Pressure
It is in our best interest to get the sleep we need. However…
The “4-7-8” breathing technique, developed by dr. Andrew Weil.
Dr. Weil is a Harvard-educated wellness practitioner who studies meditation, breathing, and how both can be used to counteract stress.
The technique is easy to learn and use:
- Breathe in through the nose for four seconds
- Hold the breath for seven seconds
- Exhale for eight seconds
- Repeat three more times. This exercise will slow down the heart rate and prepare the body for relaxation.
The “4-7-8” breathing practice is also useful for removing stress during the day. If the pressure of life or work is becoming a bit too much to bear, this short easy trick could be just the thing.
I gave it ago while a blog post, and I could instantly feel my heart rate slow down. That anxious energy (that seems always to be there) all but disappeared. But I really love it when I'm lying in bed and I'm trying to fall asleep.
To learn more about the breathing technique and how to perform it correctly, watch Dr. Weil’s video below.
Did it work for you?
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