This trick help you fall asleep: A doctor from the National Health Service (NHS) has revealed three little-known tactics that she claims can assist people who have trouble falling asleep each night fall asleep peacefully in just a few minutes.
The difference between a good day and a bad one is astounding, and a good night’s sleep is a major contributor to that difference.
If you’re having trouble falling asleep and you know it’s going to affect your mood and productivity in the morning, it may be tremendously irritating.
A poll conducted by Get Laid Beds found that 20% of UK residents take two to three hours to fall asleep after they get into bed, which is far longer than what is considered healthy.
Insomniac? An NHS doctor suggests some “strange” techniques to help you relax and drift off to sleep.
With these three little-known tricks, Dr. Daisy Mae promises you’ll be sleeping like a baby in no time.
It may seem counterproductive that her first trick involves keeping your eyes open, but that’s exactly what you need to do.
The expert says that if you try to go to sleep, your mind will actually start to wake up.
“There is actually a name to describe this called ‘paradoxical intention,’ where you challenge yourself to stay awake and it tricks the mind into going asleep,” she says.
The only thing you have to do is lie in bed, refuse to close your eyes, and tell yourself again and over, “do not fall asleep” or “I will not fall asleep.
Your eye muscles should get tired rather soon, and you should be able to fall asleep pretty quickly.
As a follow-up, Dr. Daisy Mae recommends the 4-7-8 breathing technique.
For the duration of the drill, she says, “your tongue should be resting on the roof of your mouth, just behind your teeth.”
“Then let out some air from your mouth; it will sound a little strange, but that’s okay.
For the next four seconds, just breathe in via your nose while keeping your mouth closed. “Okay, now hold your breath for seven seconds.”
Once the doctor finishes saying “Now that the 4-7 are both done, we’re onto the 8,” the patient may feel relieved. Make another strange noise while exhaling for a full eight seconds. So long as you’re falling asleep, keep saying this.
The last piece of advise she gives involves reviewing the past day.
She says that retracing your steps from the day can help you relax and get to sleep.
“As you lie in bed, mentally replay your day, beginning with your nighttime routine and ending with your morning alarm.
It’s best to do things backwards. She continues, “This will keep your mind clear of any problems, and it will be somewhat more tough and monotonous than rushing through your day in the appropriate order.