So what to do? I’ve tried a lot of different things, including sleeping pills but firstly, they can be expensive, and secondly, they’re not something that I want to become dependant on. But check out this video by Dr. Andrew Weill. Dr. Weill teaches us how to using a simple breathing technique to help us calm ourselves. It involves performing cycles of a 4-7-8 breathing pattern, meaning breathing in with your nose for four seconds, holding your breath for seven seconds, and then breathing out forcefully for eight seconds. Dr. Weill refers to this technique as a “natural tranquilizer for the nervous system” as your should feel your body releasing tension.

Check out the video below for the detailed step-by-step instructions and let us know if you give this a try! Sleeping is incredibly important for our long-term health so don’t forget to share this with your family and friends.