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The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique Can Help You Fall Asleep Faster. Here’s How It Works

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A doctor of physical therapy explains why she recommends the simple breathing exercise.

 

There are few things as frustrating as being unable to fall asleep, especially if you have a big day ahead and need your rest. In a recent YouTube video, Doctor Jo, a licensed physical therapist and doctor of physical therapy, demonstrated a simple breathing exercise that she recommends to clients, claiming it can help you drift off nice and quickly, rather than spending hours in bed, staring at the ceiling or counting sheep.

She calls it the 4-7-8 technique, and it consists of inhaling for 4 seconds, holding that breath for 7 seconds, and then exhaling for 8 seconds.

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