Fast Asleep

a sheep and a clock fall asleep fast

I rest easy knowing that the 4-7-8 trick helps me fall asleep fast. If you're tired of missing ZZZs and want these $$$s, then this post is for you!

Sleeping My Troubles Away

With a 6wk old to care for, sleep is a hot commodity.  Thankfully, sleeping when the baby sleeps is no longer a problem because during my 3rd trimester I solved my tossing & turning and learned how to fall asleep fast. After trying vitamins, scents, eye masks, white noise, ear plugs, temperature adjustments, baths, massage, and other remedies just short of buying my dream California King bed with a sheepskin comforter ... I “sleep”-walked right into Dr. Weil’s 4-7-8 Breathing Exercise.

Some Pillow Talk

No need to look it up in a dream dictionary; here is how 4-7-8 works:
  • Exhale completely
  • Inhale through your nose to a count of FOUR.
  • Hold your breath for a count of SEVEN.
  • Exhale through your mouth to a count of EIGHT.
  • Repeat the cycle 3 more times.

Mr. $andman, Bring Me a Dream

This was no daydream or nightdream; the 4-7-8 solution literally helped me fall asleep fast in under a minute.  According to a Sleep.org article, sleep latency is on average 15 minutes.  Theoretically, using the 4-7-8 trick shaves 14 minutes off of every night’s sleep … which is 5,110 minutes/year or 85 hr/year; at a self-imposed rate of $25.72/hr, this is saving me $2,186.20/year!

You Should Sleep on It

Tired of losing precious minutes each night that could be better spent?  Whatever your reason for sleep deprivation, stop counting sleep sheep right now and try out this 4-7-8 tool.  It’s a dream come true.  However, while I hope this works for you ... there are no money back guarantees in life.  If all else fails, then go ahead and take a sleeping pill tonight or a nap tomorrow!
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