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Now I Fall Asleep In Under 1 Minute. Here is the Magic Trick

Dr. Andrew Weil may have the solution to the countless sleepless nights. If you have this problem, you should try this trick which will put you to sleep in seconds.
Yoga and its breathing practices inspired Dr. Weil to produce “The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise”. Dr. Weil describes that this exercise is very simple and can be completed anywhere. Also, it won’t take long and you don’t need any equipment.
Here are his  written instructions:
1) Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
2) Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
3) Hold your breath for a count of seven.
4) Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
5) This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.
This breathing exercise is supposed to lower the heart pulse and calm the mind. Dr. Weil advises you to focus on keeping the ratio correct and inhaling/exhaling deeply every time.
Maybe it sounds too easy to work, but don’t criticize it before trying it.

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  1. I will vouch for this method. I never made it to the second time. I was fast asleep. And I slept throughout the night too.

    1. You can do it in both, lying and sitting position. Dr Weil recommends this breathing exercise to be practiced at least two times a day. You can do it more often throughout the day. Thanks for your comment!

  2. I have tried and tried and tried this, with no success. Wish it worked for me. Glad it’s working for the rest of you.

  3. I tried this and yes it helps me fall asleep but when I woke up I feel like everything is moving and my heart beats fast..why it happen?

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