In case you’re stressed over something, you’ll probably have a problem with your sleep: staying asleep or falling asleep. You’ll need to get good night rest and calm down!
So, here, we’ve decided to present you a good method to help you do that. The method is called the ’4-7-8′ method:
- You first have to breathe through your nose calmly for 4 seconds.
- Then, don’t breathe for whole 7 seconds.
- After that, breathe out through your mouth for 8 seconds, but do it very slowly.
Yes, it can be that simple! And although it sounds strange, it really works! Try it out!
How it works?
Stressed periods make adrenaline amounts in our blood to increase. That’s when our breathing actually becomes lighter and faster. This is a breathing exercise which has a sedative effect. It slows down your breathing deliberately and in that way it makes your heart slow down, so you become calm fast.
This exercise also calms down your mind and you just focus on your breathing. Your complete body becomes relaxed. This exercise is very similar to an anesthetic. A research proved that the ’4-7-8′ method has already been well-known to an Indian yogi for many centuries. They used it in their meditation practices because they wanted to achieve complete relaxation. It can’t harm you.
Can it be useful?
In case you wake up in the middle of the night, it can help you. If you’re having an important event, it can also help you. This method will surely give you the rest you desperately need!
Here’s a “sleeping potion” that will help you acquire a better effect:
- 1/8 of a tablespoon of sea salt
- ¼ of a tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Combine this mixture into a glass of warm water. It’s amazing!
The effect this mixture has on your health will shock you! It will decrease the cortisol spikes on you and you won’t wake up at night anymore!