Getting a good sleep at night is very important for our body and our health. If you have trouble getting enough sleep, there is breathing technique that you should try that has been proved to be effective when it comes to sleeplessness or insomnia.
This technique is called the “4-7-8” breathing trick.
Start this technique by inhaling through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and then start exhaling through your mouth for a count of 8 seconds. Repeat this as many times as you need to fall asleep. In order for this technique to work maintain the 4-7-8 breathing pattern as long as possible. This breathing pattern slows down your heart rate and you’ll fall asleep in several seconds!
Inhaling for 4 seconds help you take in more oxygen, holding your breath for 7 seconds, allows the oxygen to spread throughout your bloodstream and finally exhaling for eight seconds helps removing carbon dioxide steadily from your lungs.
This technique is helping your body to relax more fully, because it slows your heart rate while increasing the levels of oxygen in your blood stream.
It is not guaranteed that this breathing technique will work for everyone but it is worth the try. So, next time you are having a sleepless night, try this free, all-natural and completely healthy way that will help you fall sleep. Avoid the over-the-counter pills and use this simple breathing exercise.