As we frantically try to get out butts in gear for 2017, while simultaneously trying to recover from the end of 2016, you might be struggling to get some good quality ZZZs. And you need them now more than ever! No Career Girl wants to start 2017 feeling and looking run down. So tonight when you’re lying in bed trying to get your mind to shut up so you can get some beauty sleep, give the amazing 4-7-8 method a go! We swear by it at Career Girl Daily.
Why it works
The 4-7-8 method has been pioneered by Dr. Andrew Weil, a Harvard-trained medical doctor. His research for the method is rooted in the ancient Indian practice “pranayama”, which means “regulation of breath”. It’s amazingly simple! Just follow these five easy steps and you should be on your way to a great night’s rest in no time:
1. Breathe loudly
Take a deep breath and then exhale deeply through your mouth, making an audible “whoosh” sound as you do. This is how you start the 4-7-8 method, try it when you’re lying down wishing you were asleep.
Inhale quietly through your nose to a count of four.
3. Hold your breath again
Hold your breath for a count of seven.
4. Exhale loudly
Exhale loudly and deeply through your mouth to a count of eight.
Repeat the cycle three to four times!
It’s really that simple! While some researchers have contested the science behind the method, most agree that whatever the science, it’s perfect for calming your body and mind ready for sleep.
Instead of counting sheep tonight, give the 4-7-8 method a try! If you’re still struggling to sleep, there might be something bigger on your mind. Banish your worries and join us on
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