It all started when I reached office late on an important day. For the past few days, it was getting difficult for me to sleep. Well, it is not rare in our generation. Sleepless nights are a problem almost with everyone. But, a miracle happened when my friend told me her secret technique to sleep in just one minute.
It’s called the ‘4-7-8′ method. This is what you need to do:
I understand that it sounds strange and you must be thinking that it won’t affect you, but you are wrong.
Harvard medical doctor Andrew Weil found out that the ‘4-7-8′ method has been well-known to Indian yogis for several centuries. They use it during meditation in order to achieve a state of complete relaxation. It’s safe to say, therefore, that it’s completely harmless.
Before trying the technique, was not more than a prank to me. But I realized this the next morning: I didn’t even count till 8 and fell asleep.
Adrenaline in the blood increases when you are stressed or anxious. Your breathing gets faster and lighter. This breathing exercise acts as a kind of sedative. Deliberately slowing down your breathing in this way forces the rhythm of your heart to slow down, making you calm very quickly; it’s simple physiology!
This exercise makes you concentrate only on your breathing and calms your mind. Your central nervous system starts reducing its activity. The exercise works as an anaesthesia in your body.
So, here you have your solution. Try it out and you will feel the magic. It will help you to take a quick nap and tackle the times you wake up in the middle of the night.
Even if you don’t want to sleep, this exercise will help you to relax your body when you feel nervous.