Lots of people have difficulty going to sleep at night. This is a very common issue, and I even have problem with it. I find that I can not get my mind to slow down and relax. Sometimes it can take me as much as two hours to get to sleep in the evening.
Sleep deprivation is bad not just for one's health but likewise for work and personal life. Being exhausted all the time kills productivity and can trigger severe health issues.
According to WebMD, persistent sleep loss can put a person at risk for the following:
High Blood Pressure
It remains in our best interest to get the sleep we need. However, how? The "4-7-8" breathing strategy, developed by Dr. Andrew Weil, might be the answer you're looking for!
Dr. Weil is a Harvard-educated health practitioner who studies meditation, breathing, and how both can be utilized to counteract tension.
The method is simple to learn and utilize. One just has to take in through the nose for 4 seconds, hold the breath for 7 seconds, breathe out for eight seconds, and after that repeat 3 more times. This workout will decrease the heart rate and prepare the body for relaxation.
The "4-7-8" breathing practice is likewise helpful for removing tension throughout the day. If the pressure of life or work is becoming a bit excessive to bear, this short easy trick could be just the thing.
I gave it a go while writing for a due date, and I might quickly feel my heart rate slow down. That anxious energy (that seems always to be there) all but disappeared. I look forward to seeing what it provides for my sleep.
To read more about the breathing method and ways to perform it correctly, view Dr. Weil's video below.
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