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  • The 4×4 technique is how I fall asleep 💤

    Sometimes I’ll get in bed early but won’t fall asleep soon enough. So I grab my phone and read a blog or ebook, hoping I’ll get drowsy while my mind is occupied.

    When reading doesn’t help, the next thing I know, I’m watching an episode of Star Trek.

    Sometimes I’ll try the Calm app or Headspace.

    How to fall asleep fast:

    When all else fails, it’s the 4×4 technique that saves the night.

    1. Breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds.
    2. Hold your breath for 4 seconds.
    3. Breathe out through your mouth for 4 seconds.
    4. Do this 4 times.

    It can be difficult to concentrate and believe it works. In the moment, it seems like a futile task.

    But it does work more often than not. I think to myself, “try it, just do it and see it through; what do you have to lose?”

    If you’ve been having trouble falling asleep, try this technique.

    It might very well save your night. 💤

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