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With 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise You Will Fall Asleep in a Few Minutes

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At FitToFar we ​​insist that sleeping well is essential for good health and adequate sports performance. And we don’t say it ourselves: numerous scientific studies reveal innumerable benefits for our vital energy associated with good rest.

Unfortunately, there are many people who have a hard time falling asleep and resort to all kinds of drugs to achieve it.

For all these people, Harvard University doctor Andrew Weil has detailed a perfect technique to fall asleep in a short time.(1)

The main key is relaxing breathing. If the person follows healthy lifestyle habits, has not taken stimulants and adheres to sleep schedules, they will be able to fall asleep quickly by doing this simple exercise.

With 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise You Will Fall Asleep in a Few Minutes.

The Steps to Fall Asleep in a Few Seconds:

  1. Place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth, near the row of your upper teeth; Thus, when you breathe, the sensation will spread throughout the body and concentration will be easier.
  2. Exhale completely through your mouth – it will make your breath sound like a whistle.
  3. Close your mouth and inhale silently through your nose while counting to 4 in your head.
  4. Hold your breath, counting mentally to 7.
  5. Exhale completely through your mouth and hold the expulsion of air by mentally counting to 8 while making a whistle sound.
  6. Inhale again.

* Repeat the cycle three more times until you complete a total of 4 breaths (if you notice you have slept before).

With practice, breathing will be perfected, in such a way that the process can be slowed down further to achieve relaxation and deeper breathing that will help enter the sleep phase. In addition, it can be practiced a couple of times a day, which will help improve blood pressure or promote digestive processes.

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  1. Dr. Weil’s 60-Second Technique for Falling Asleep; https://www.openculture.com/2017/09/dr-weils-60-second-technique-for-falling-asleep.html

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