How many hours of sleep do you get each night? I try to get at least 7 or 8 if I’m lucky. Many experts believe that your performance in personal and professional matters greatly depends on how many hours of sleep you are able to clock per night. This theory has caused a substantial number or sleep trackers to be developed, making it one of the latest trends today.
But, why so much attention to sleep patterns and sleep hours? Stress is the single key factor that intervenes with one’s normal functioning. Not paying attention to the warning signs can lead you to a very dark place. There is a reason that many experts believe that the toughest enemy of a person is his own limitations and fears.
Depression is one of the most common conditions that affect millions of Americans each year. There has been a boom in research and medication to combat it, but somehow the problem seems to be growing. Have you ever wondered why? The answer to these questions is the simplest one: being able to relax. When we sleep our entire nervous system takes a much-needed break.
Our nervous system helps regulate most functions. It’s a 24/7 task and what it needs to renew is some snooze. The problem is that we don’t give much importance to this. We are constantly guzzling up coffee, soda and everything we can lay our hands on that has a lot of caffeine. We do this in hopes of charging ourselves with energy acting as if we were machines.
And while some people believe they can function on four to six hours of sleep each night, they honestly can’t, at least not in the long run. Research shows that adults who don’t get as much sleep as they should, whether for just one night or over the course of days, weeks, or months — will have more difficulty concentrating and more mood problems than people who do.
Well, some experts have found an easy trick you can do that can fix all that! You can do it with your tongue and mouth and believe it or not it will ensure you are fast asleep each night. It’s called the “4-7-8” breathing method. As soon as you find out about it, you’ll understand why it went viral on the internet!
The 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise, also called “The Relaxing Breath,” is a practice that promotes better sleep. It is based on pranayama, an ancient Indian practice that means “regulation of breath.” Click on the video to find out!