The Savvy Way To Fall Asleep In 60 Seconds Using 4-7-8 Breathing Method

"It sounds too good to be true for insomniacs who have tried the warm milk and dim lighting without any success"

Olivia Almeida

Olivia Almeida

Wellness Sage & Writer at OverSavvy
Olivia is passionate and super savvy when it comes to Weight Loss, Well-Being and everything Health & Fitness related. As the ultimate coach and cheerleader, this girlboss will help you take charge of your life to drop those extra pounds and look and feel your best. Nobody understands better than Olivia that the struggle is real, but if you follow her advice, you’ll be feeling fit, fierce, and fabulous in no time.
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Modern living is highly demanding, to say the least. With busy work schedules, many people work around the clock in a bid to make their lives better. In this warring reality, it goes without saying that quality sleep gets put on the back burner.

Many people are sleep deprived and this only works to increase stress and anxiety. Poor quality sleep habits are also associated with certain ailments like obesity, diabetes and heart disease.



What do you do when you simply cannot fall asleep?

Fall Asleep In 60 Seconds Using 4-7-8 Breathing

This is the all-important question. Remedies range from medications to supplements, and it is worth noting that one will have to contend with side effects that may follow.

There is, however, a unique way to fall asleep that is relatively easy to implement. This method promises that you will fall asleep in 60 seconds.

This one-of-a-kind method that promises to knock you out in under a minute is known as the 4-7-8 breathing technique. It sounds too good to be true for insomniacs who have tried the warm milk and dim lighting without any success. The only sure way to know the merits of this remedy is to try it out for yourself.

The 4-7-8 breathing technique was researched and developed by Dr. Andrew Weil, who is Harvard-trained.[1] Dr. Weil discovered this method while on a quest to sort out his own anxiety problems.

This technique is based on an ancient practice from India called Pranayama[2]. This simply means regulation of breath. From this, Dr. Weil was able to try it and observe the merits therein. What does this technique entail and how do you get started?

4-7-8 Breathing Method Explained

4-7-8 breathing method refers to the literal counting of breaths to attain a state of relaxation. This action has been seen to have a tranquilizing effect on your system. This, in turn, will reduce the tension in the body for better relaxation. This is the premise in which one is able to fall asleep faster.

The simplicity of this method is the most fascinating; there are no tools or equipment needed. No matter where you are, you can put it into action to enjoy the benefits. Below are the steps that go into doing the breathing technique.



Follow These Steps to Fall Asleep In 60 Seconds

The first thing you do is to exhale deeply through your mouth. With the tongue behind your front teeth, make a ‘whooshing’ sound while exhaling. Then, with your mouth closed, inhale through the nose with a count of four. This count should not be rushed, just a mental count up to four will be enough to move to the next step.

After inhaling, it is time to hold your breath and count to seven. It may sound like a long time to hold your breath, but practice makes perfect. Holding your breath for up to seven counts will ensure that oxygen is distributed in your bloodstream accordingly.

After holding your breath for seven counts, the next step is to exhale completely through the mouth. Exhale while making a ‘whoosh’ sound to the count of eight. This is to make sure that all the carbon dioxide is released efficiently; which is highly beneficial. This is one cycle of the technique and you should repeat up to three times to attain up to four breaths.

Doing this when you want to fall asleep faster will boost the process. Falling asleep under a minute has never been easier. However, does this method really work? What is the logic behind it?

Falling asleep in 60 seconds has never been easier, but what is the logic behind it?

How the 4-7-8 Breathing Method Works

According to Dr Weil, this technique is an optimal way to fill the lungs with much-needed oxygen. It is this extra oxygen that works to relax the parasympathetic system.[3] This, in turn, promotes calmness in the mind and body.

Stress and anxiety are the causes of overstimulation and lack of balance in the body, which leads to insomnia. With this method, Dr. Weil says that you will not just fall asleep faster but you can find calmness in times of anxiety as well.

Conclusion

This method may not work overnight but Dr. Weil advises people to practice for six to eight weeks. After this time, falling asleep in just under 60 seconds will be attained.

There are numerous reviews from people who have tried this method and have succeeded. The best way to find out how well it works is to try it. You literally have nothing to lose.

Simply follow the guide above and see the difference it makes in your life. With the hustle and grind of everyday life, we all need to find ways to attain quality sleep naturally. This technique is definitely the most natural way you will find. You just need to be focused and disciplined enough to practice until you have perfected it. Good luck

 

References
[1] Three Breathing Exercises And Techniques: DrWeil.com
[2] Pranayama Exercises & Poses: YogaJournal
[3] Parasympathetic nervous system: Wikipedia
Video credit: Andrew Weil, M.D.

Olivia Almeida

Olivia Almeida

Wellness Sage & Writer at OverSavvy
Olivia is passionate and super savvy when it comes to Weight Loss, Well-Being and everything Health & Fitness related. As the ultimate coach and cheerleader, this girlboss will help you take charge of your life to drop those extra pounds and look and feel your best. Nobody understands better than Olivia that the struggle is real, but if you follow her advice, you’ll be feeling fit, fierce, and fabulous in no time.


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