Insomnia is a problem that many of us face on a daily, or rather nightly basis. Temporary solutions like sleep masks, ear plugs, and white noise machines can help sometimes, but don't create lasting change. Dr. Andrew Weil, a Harvard trained medical doctor with a focus on holistic health, believes getting the best sleep ever is as simple as breathing in and breathing out. He has popularized the 4-7-8 breath that will help you fall a sleep in 60 seconds or less.
Want to know how to fall asleep fast? Use the 4-7-8 breathing trick. You simply breathe in through your nose for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds. She explained that the studied combination of numbers has a chemical-like effect on our brains and would slow my heart rate and soothe me right to sleep that night. “It works,” she told me. “It’s crazy.”