There’s nothing worse than laying bed, staring at the ceiling, desperately willing yourself to get to sleep but the more you try – the more awake you are.
Step in this simple and easy trick – which users say is almost guaranteed to get you to sleep in a snap.
The “4-7-8” breathing trick, also known as the “relaxing breath” is said to have a chemical-like effect on our brains, slowing your heartrate and soothing you right to sleep.
How do you do it? Simple
- Breathe in through your nose for four seconds.
- Hold your breath for seven seconds.
- Then breathe out for eight seconds.
Simply repeat the pattern until you’re asleep – most people report it doesn’t take long.
“It washes over you like a calming, relaxing drug. I can never remember getting past the first set of 4-7-8,” Alina Gonzalez revealed on Brydie.com.
"I've been doing this for the past 3 nights (I usually have terrible insomnia) and it honestly works!,” Alex Taylor revealed on Facebook.
So what are you waiting for? Give it a try!