There are times that, even if we are very tired from a day that has been very long, or we have gotten up earlier than normal, we can not fall asleep in bed and get the sleep that our body needs.
For many, being able to sleep peacefully is a problem that occurs every night and that entails that the next day we cannot perform as much at work as in our leisure time as we would like. In addition, lack of sleep is linked to our mood and the appearance of dark circles.
There are different pharmaceutical products that can help you get a good night’s sleep. But there are also other home remedies that we can do just before going to bed and that can help us fall asleep sooner than we think.
The “4-7-8” technique, developed by Dr Adrew Weil, who got his doctorate at Harvard thanks to this discovery, promises that we will be able to fall asleep in just 60 seconds by performing a simple exercise. In total, we have to follow three simple steps that will make our bodies relax.
What is the 4-7-8 technique?
The first thing we must do is sit down (we can also do it lying on the bed, but Weil recommends that it is better to do it with a straight back and supported by a backrest). Next, we must inhale the air with our nose and count to four. The next step is to hold your breath with that air in your nose for seven seconds. In the third and last step, we will have to exhale the air for eight seconds in a strong and prolonged way. Ideally, repeat these steps about three times before lying down.
Weil explains that the more times we do this exercise throughout the day, the easier it will be for us to fall asleep faster.
Remember that in order to fall asleep there are also different healthy routines that you can add to your day-to-day life. Even at night we can lose weight and say goodbye to fat. A good diet at dinner is also a help to be able to rest better and, in addition, lose those extra kilos. Start your day refreshed and full of energy with the help of these tips.