How to Fall Asleep in 60 Seconds
Even after an exhausting day it can be difficult to relax to the point where we feel tired enough to go to sleep.
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The key to winding down is to persuade your body to enter a state of relaxation.
A simple, nightly practice like alternate nostril breathing sufficiently counter our body’s overactive stress signaling and is simple enough to be practiced anywhere. Here’s the step by step:
Calm Your Face Place the index and middle finger of the right hand between the eyebrows, the thumb on the right nostril, and the ring finger and pinky on the left nostril. The left hand rests on your lap, palm facing up
Breathe Take a deep breath in and, closing the right nostril with your thumb, breathe out through the left nostril. Then take a deep breath in through the left nostril, close the left nostril with your ring finger and pinky at the end of the inhale, and exhale through the right nostril. Take a deep breath in through the right nostril and, closing the right nostril with the thumb, exhale on the left side. Then start over.