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 or Headspace apps.
But when all else fails, it’s the 4×4 technique that saves the night.
How to fall asleep fast:
- Breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds.
- Hold your breath for 4 seconds.
- Breathe out through your mouth for 4 seconds.
- 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. 💤