People often wonder how I can fall asleep so quickly. Especially being able to do it any time of day. It has come in handy working shift work. I must have learned this technique decades ago. I have become a master of it.
It’s the 4-7-8 breathing technique, or also known as relaxing breath. It’s extremely easy.
Breathing in for 4 seconds.
Holding your breath for 7 seconds.
Exhaling for 8 seconds.
I do this a few times and focus on the counting and breaths- letting all other distractions fall by the wayside. I can be out cold in under a minute. I have done it on airplanes, trains, and road trips without fail. I use this technique every time I go to bed.
The ability to quickly fall asleep has benefited me numerous times. I can dart away for a quick nap and be awake again before anyone notices I’m gone. This has helped me at social events after a night shift on more than one occasion.
Try the technique for yourself a few times. It’s also really good for when anxiety tries to strike while your laying in bed at night.
Have a good sleep.