Most of us will suffer from sleeplessness at some point in our lives. For many, it is a build-up of stress and tension that makes it hard for us to truly relax and drop off to sleep.
To help overcome this, there are many relaxing therapies you can try, such as aromatherapy, Ayurveda or yoga.
You could also try breathing techniques designed to relax your body in preparation for sleep. Yoga and Ayurveda both utilise the power of the breath (or ‘pranayama’) and it can be incredibly effective at calming the body.
Dr Andrew Weill is an American physician who has developed a yoga-inspired breathing technique. He claims that it can help people fall asleep in just 60 seconds. The technique is called ‘the 4-7-8 breathing technique’, and this is how you do it:…