How to fall asleep in one minute
Sleep (Latin somnus) is a natural physiological process of staying in a state with a minimum level of brain activity and a reduced reaction to the outside world, inherent in mammals, birds, fish and some other animals, including insects (for example, Drosophila). In addition, the word “dream” refers to a sequence of images (formed during the so-called “fast sleep” phase) that a person can remember (see also a dream). Physiologically, ordinary sleep differs from other states similar to it - suspended animation (the so-called "hibernation" in animals), hypnotic sleep, coma, fainting, lethargic sleep.
For many people, falling asleep is a daily torture due to stress and anxiety. Andrew White, a doctor at Harvard University, specializing in anxiety and stress relieving techniques, developed his own technique for falling asleep within a minute. His technique , which received the unusual name "4-7-8" , is based on breathing exercises that have a significant impact on the process of thinking and the psychophysiological state of a person as a whole.
It’s best to remember the “4-7-8” method
All you need to do:
- It is necessary to rest your tongue against your upper teeth and inhale calmly through your nose for 4 seconds.
- Hold your breath for 7 seconds.
- After this, slowly exhale through the mouth for 8 seconds.
The exercise needs to be repeated several times. So simple. This breathing exercise slows down our heart rate and soothes. And it happens very quickly - in just a few repetitions. It is 100% working.
Dr. White does not guarantee the operation of the equipment after a single application, however, the sequence of simple actions developed by him over time will help you not only easily and quickly fall asleep, but also relieve stress and withstand stressful situations.