A good night’s sleep is vital for daily productivity, while a lack of sleep may have major health implications and possibly shorten your lifespan! If you find falling asleep a challenge, give up on counting sheep. There are several other effective ways to help you get some peaceful shut eye.
1) Breathing Method That Induces Sleep In Minutes
There is an old technique gaining new popularity; it’s called the 4-7-8 method and is reported to help its users to fall to sleep in just a few minutes. It was recently featured on Oprah and CBS This Morning. The 4-7-8 method is an ancient Indian breathing technique that has helped people fall asleep long before there were over-the-counter sleep medicines. Moreover, it’s all natural, has no side effects and it super simple to learn. The method involves just 3 simple steps repeated 4 times in succession:
1) Inhale for 4 seconds
2) Hold that breath for 7 seconds
3) Exhale slowly for 8 seconds.
If you are interested in learning more about the 4-7-8 Breathing Method, we’ve provided a free short instructional video later on in the article.