Here is the method to fall asleep quickly and have a great night

Here is the method to fall asleep quickly and have a great night
Here is the method to fall asleep quickly and have a great night

We’ve all had a day grueling. This kind of day where we only think about our cozy bed in which we will curl up and then sleep like a babye. Stressed, worn out, tired, we almost jump into our sheets, delighted at the idea of ​​Morpheus cuddling us. But this evening Morpheus is sulking at us. Although we’ve only been thinking about sleeping since this morning, we can’t do it. We think back to this horrible day. We are already stressed at the thought of tomorrow becoming as bad as today. Or worse, we start thinking about old things and asking ourselves existential questions. “This is what I should have said to my ex-mother-in-law 15 years ago! », “Wasn’t my ex ultimately the man of my life? » or “Am I a good mother?”. Topics that don’t make you want to sleep at all. Fortunately, there are a few simple methods to sleep more peacefully.

What if we thought about something else?

Since our brain seems to be thinking about everything but nothing, we need to get it back on track. We need to focus on those things that make us want to sleep. For this, we can think about a completely soporific subject. The more you think about it, the more you will be guided towards sleep. However, you may suddenly become interested in the evolution of catfish genetics in the Caribbean Sea. Either, you sleep after four minutes maximum. In this case, everything is fine. Or, we think about it for hours to the point of rewriting the theory of evolution at 1 a.m.

A little math

To avoid focusing on futile and energy-consuming things for our poor, softened brain, we will have to count. Developed and popularized by Harvard professor Andrew Weil, the 4_7_8 method allows you to focus on your breathing and fall asleep in a very short time. Inspired by meditation and breathing techniques, the technique is done in 3 steps. Concretely, we inhale for four seconds through our nose, hold our breath for seven seconds, then exhale through our mouth for eight seconds.

You don’t need to have scored 18 on your baccalaureate mathematics test to succeed in this method, you just need to know how to count to 8. You then just need to follow this breathing practice until you can fall asleep. Generally in the mornings after this method, one feels rested. We no longer know when we fell asleep. With this method, you don’t have to worry about as your breathingthis ensures you particularly peaceful sleep because you will not have had a Source of stress or anxiety just before sleeping.

Under what condition(s) should this method be practiced?

Anywhere and at any time of the day or night.

However, a context conducive to sleep will help you get to sleep faster. The best thing to do is to do this technique in your bed in the dark in the evening when you go to bed with no noise around. It is also better to avoid anything that arouses you before going to bed, such as consuming fast sugars, or watch TikTok.

Finally, this technique proves to be more and more effective when you practice daily. If after several months you have no effect and you spend hours counting your breathing, it is better to see a sleep specialist.

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