Can I ask you something – do you have trouble falling asleep? If YES, then please read on. Yes, in this article we’re going to show you how to train your brain to fall asleep in less than 1 minute. But, before we do that, we would like to say a few words about insomnia.
Ladies and gentlemen, I really think that you’ll be shocked when we tell you that than 30% of American adults suffer from insomnia, with 10% saying that it results in consequences during the daytime? This means that almost 1 in 3 of every American adult is not getting a sufficient amount of sleep, and it is severely affecting 1 in 10 of them – which is really bad. Almost half of Americans complain about not getting enough sleep, regardless of an insomnia diagnoses.
Insomnia is a common diagnosis for people who are unable to sleep. Insomnia can be caused by many different factors, such as: having a hard time falling asleep, frequently waking up during sleep, waking up too early or simply just not getting a deep, restful sleep. The experts also say that the causes of insomnia are either biological, psychological or social factors. These can also include anxiety, depression, high blood pressure or medical problems or illnesses.
Note that insomnia is slightly different from sleep deprivation. Insomnia is generally defined by having the proper resources and environment to sleep in, but having internal factors that keep you from sleeping. Sleep deprivation different because it can be caused by insomnia but can also be caused by external factors such as loud noises, being physically uncomfortable or being surrounded by too much light.
The causes of insomnia and sleep deprivation can be different, but the outcome is the same – a lack of sleep. Not getting enough sleep can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms that can affect your daily life.
- Irritability and anger
- Fatigue during the daytime
- Lack of concentration
- Poor memory
- Lower cognitive function
- Lack of energy
- Headaches or migraines
- Upset stomach
- Lack of coordination
But, enough talk. Let’s get back to our subject. First, you should know that this amazing method was developed by a wellness practitioner, Harvard-educated Dr. Andrew Weil, who studies meditation, breathing, and how it can be used to counteract stress.
Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple. You just breathe in through your nose for four seconds, hold it for seven seconds, and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds. This technique slows down your heart rate and it releases chemicals in our brains that soothe you. And, one last thing – by using this breathing method, you counteract the natural effects of adrenaline and your body is forced to slow down your heart rate. It simply doesn’t have a choice! When you begin, you may feel a tad uncomfortable. But as you continue with it, you really do feel your heart rate slow and your mind clear. Take a look at the video below and don’t forget to share.