Can you breathe yourself to sleep?
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I cant remember when I first read about this technique but I think it was no doubt on reddit. It was being discussed as a sleeping aid and I was curious so I tried it.
I fell asleep in minutes!
I was really surprised. I went in thinking "nah this will never work" - which isn't a great attitude in itself. But I started, got two or three rounds in and woke up in the morning. It was weird! I'm not saying this will work for everyone but I have seen other testimonials like this so I encourage everyone to practise through the day and then give it a try when they get into bed.
Even if it doesn't send you straight to sleep it is a great way to relax and de stress quickly. It doesn't take long and requires no equipment so you can do it everywhere and anywhere!
A reddit user I spoke to made a great web tool visulizing the technique which is well worth checking out! You can find it at http://marawaca.com/4-7-8.html. It is beatifully simple. You simply sync your breathing to the expanding and shrinking circle. Lovely.
So please give it a shot and let me know how you feel after in the comments below!