Despite having a long, hard day from work, we always have a hard time getting to sleep when we get home. There are even instances when we fall asleep while listening to lectures at school, or take small naps at work—but we never seem to get to sleep when we reach our beds. Is there a way for us to sleep right away?
The 21st century’s digital revolution has made it increasingly difficult to get a sufficient amount of sleep, especially with the constant need to be connected 24/7. However, Dr. Andrew Weil, a Harvard trained medical doctor believes getting the best sleep ever is as simple as breathing in and breathing out. Weil, also a huge advocate of holistic breathing practices to combat stress, anxiety, and insomnia, believes this can all be remedied with a simple breathing exercise.
According to his website; “Breathing strongly influences physiology and thought processes, including moods. By simply focusing your attention on your breathing and without doing anything to change it, you can move in the direction of relaxation.”
While many people resort to taking sleeping pills to get the sleep they need, there are still other ways that do not require medication. Sleep aids such as earplugs, eye masks and white noise are all used to help you fall asleep soundly. However, these sleep aids can be costly and oftentimes provide short-term solutions as sleep disorders and sleep deprivation continue to interfere with a good night’s rest. Though this breathing exercise needs practice, it shows positive effects on the body after a week of practice. It slows down heart rate, it lowers blood pressure, and it improves digestion. The best part is that it lets you get off to sleep in just under a minute!
Come and let’s practice this sleeping exercise, and get a good night’s sleep! Share it with your friends now to gain also some tips on this exercise.
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