This will revolutionise the way you sleep!
It’s called the 4:7:8 breathing exercise and it will have you knocked out for a decent night’s sleep in 1 minute!
You simply breathe in through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds.
Not being able to get to sleep is often linked to stress and anxiety. When this happens adrenaline runs through your veins and your heart beats at a rapid pace. You are chronically under breathing.
By extending your inhale for a count of four you are forcing yourself to take in more oxygen, allowing the oxygen to affect your bloodstream by holding your breath for seven seconds and then emitting carbon dioxide from your lungs by exhaling for eight seconds.
Ultimately your heart rate is slowed down and you may even have a slight light-headed sensation which contributes to the sedative-like effect.
This can not only be used when you are first trying to get to sleep, but also if you wake up in the middle of the night and need to fall back to sleep.
Give it a try tonight!