One Trick You Should Do If You Find It Hard To Sleep





I tossed over and over again and waited for dawn to come. I checked the time on my phone once again and concluded it was going to be a long night.

Thoughts flooded in, the day's work, relationships, responsibilities, politics. Then I felt my eyes get heavy and I adjusted ready for sleep to come but it seems adjusting just made sleep run away.

I tossed once more, and checked the time. I needed enough sleep to keep at my best tomorrow, but it seems that sleeping around 12:30am is making it harder for me to fall asleep.

Now, if you  have been through this just like the FitnessDoctor has, you will agree it is something you don't want to look forward to ever again.

The real truth is that there is really no problem and it is easy to fall asleep within seconds (but it will take minutes during the first week and if you keep to it, then you have no problem with falling asleep within seconds).

So here is one trick you should do if you find it hard to fall asleep.

Follow The 4 - 7 - 8 Deep Breathing Technique

Step 1 - Inhale

You breathe in deeply through your nose for four seconds. Breathe in, 1 – 2 – 3 – 4, slowly and deeply, calmly and quietly, don’t let your chest do the breathing alone, involve your belly, lower back and ribcage and inhale slowly.

Try this in the sleep position that makes you fall asleep faster, (most preferably sleeping on your sides) and remember your room has to be cool, quiet and dark.

Remember to relax your mind, let your body flow with your breathing  and concentrate on getting asleep, also clear your mind. And breathe!!!

Did You Know?
You may find it very difficult to fall asleep if the temperature of your room is too high.  In order to fall asleep, our body temperature has to decrease slightly and if the room is too warm it can keep this from happening and keep us from sleeping.

Step 2 – Hold

Hold your breath for seven seconds, relax yourself, you are not going to choke or run out of breathe. Remember your environment needs to be comfortable.

Step 3 - Exhale

Now exhale through your mouth slowly for eight seconds. I mean breathe out through your mouth, slowly, calmly and quietly.

Remember be relaxed and trust in what you are doing, that you are already asleep. To make it work for you just as it works for the FitnessDoctor you have to make it a part of your lifestyle. 

Did You Know? 
Noises at night, especially those in the first and last hours of sleep can disrupt the function of your immune system, even if they don’t cause you to wake up.

How does this work??

The main deal about this is down slow your heart rate, thereby making your body calm and relaxed which in turn makes it easier to fall asleep.

This will definitely work for you if stress, worry, headaches and anxiety are the problems keeping you awake

Sometimes worries and ideas might be keeping you awake. It may seem that immediately you lie down to sleep that is when you get a lot of ideas finally coming through.

I advise you just write them  down and return to sleep, no matter how good an idea it may  sound, getting better sleep is much more important as it improves your decision making and problem solving skills which means a much more better idea for you in the morning.

Stay Healthy, Stay Wise




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