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The 4x4 technique is how I fall asleep 💤

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The 4x4 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 or Headspace apps.

But when all else fails, it's the 4x4 technique that saves the night.

How to fall asleep fast:

  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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