I Need My Beauty Sleep but I Can't Fall A Sleep
You’ve got work in the morning, well in a few hours now because it’s 2 am .. you know you need a full 8 hours of beauty sleep and when you deprive yourself of sleep you’re basically depriving your brain, body and skin of nourishment.
So look we’ve all been there, laying in bed trying to get some sleep and it’s just not happening. We’re also embarrassed to say we’ve tried counting sheep just for the fun of it…clearly did not work! Falling asleep seems like the easiest thing to do, but when you’re surrounded by distractions your brain has other plans than sleep.
The next time you can't get to sleep and try to get your mind to shut up so you can get some beauty sleep, give the amazing 4-7-8 method a go!
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 so banish your worries and try a warm cup of milk or green tea, some soothing music and Lavender or your favorite perfume on your silk pillow case, breathe in three times, the aroma will instantly bring relaxation. Most of all try to keep a regular bedtime 10 pm lights out !
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