We know that sometimes it’s difficult to fall asleep due to a fast-paced life, technology, and bad habits can make it difficult for us to rest. But falling asleep quickly is possible, and we give you some tips to achieve it.
Tips for falling asleep quickly
There are many factors that can disrupt sleep and prevent us from falling asleep, such as stress, anxiety, time changes, jet lag, consumption of caffeine, alcohol, certain illnesses, medications, or excessive eating before sleep.
Our brain and body stay alert in these situations, for example, time changes can confuse us, caffeine speeds up the heart rate, stress prevents the brain from relaxing…
The best thing to do in these cases is to find our own relaxation exercise. Disconnecting so that we can eventually fall asleep.
First and foremost, forget about screens. Currently, digital screens are present in numerous devices, and their intensity and colors activate our brain, preventing the sleep process from starting. Leave them aside…
Get comfortable, reduce the intensity of the light as much as possible, and have a relaxing herbal infusion or a glass of warm milk. This will help you get rid of stimulating elements.
Andrew Weil and the 4-7-8 method
American doctor Andrew Weil developed a technique to fall asleep in 1 minute that we can implement to start dreaming as soon as possible.
- Relax your body, make sure your lips and eyelids are closed and without tension.
- Inhale quietly and silently for 4 seconds.
- Hold your breath for 7 seconds.
- Exhale slowly for 8 seconds.
- Repeat this process 4 times without thinking.