Updated: Jun 21
Here is one technique that can be used to help anyone who is suffering from insomnia. Sometimes our nervous system is used to being on over drive and has a hard time shutting down, so the 4:7:8 breathing technique is a great way to calm the nervous system down. This can be a solution to people who feel they are tossing and turning all night in their thoughts and cannot fall asleep.
The 4:7:8 breathing technique involves taking a deep breath in through the nose for 4 seconds, hold that breath for 7 seconds, and then exhale through the mouth for 8 seconds. Do this about 8-10 times. While doing this keep your mouth in a resting position. Resting position is having the tongue rest on the roof of the mouth right behind the teeth and teeth are not touching together.
Give this a try and see if you are able to fall asleep faster and also stay asleep throughout the night.