Restless sleepers are loving the 4-7-8 trick to help get a better night's sleep

health 21/09/2020

If sleep doesn't come easy for you and you're feeling like you have tried every trick in the book to no avail... don't give up!

Sleep experts are always finding new ways to help restless sleepers or those who struggle with sleep.

The current technique that people are loving which is making them fall asleep at the drop of a hat is the 4-7-8 trick.

The technique is simple.

It involves you inhaling for 4 seconds, holding that breath for 7 seconds, and then exhaling for 8 seconds.

Doctor Jo, a physical therapist and doctor of physical therapy who is popular on YouTube, demonstrated the technique for her followers. In the video’s description, she explains that the technique, which is also called “relaxing breath,” is designed to “help you gain control of your breathing to relax and reduce anxiety.”

Doctor Jo recommends that you begin with two or three sets, and when your breathing gets stronger, you can do up to eight sets to help you relax and fall asleep in no time.

“So, when you’re breathing in, you’re just going to breathe in gently and normally through your nose, and then you’re going to hold that breath seven seconds and then when you breathe out, you’re going to purse your lips and make like a whooshing sound as you’re breathing out,” she explains in the video. “So it’s a pretty forceful breath for that eight seconds.”

She recommends laying on your back to get the full benefit of the technique.

Watch the technique below.