Drop off in under a minute


If you’re one of the many people who sleep less than 6 hours a night, here’s one way you can get more. Let us tell you about a technique to fall asleep in a matter of seconds.

Begin by breathing out all the air in your lungs. Then close your mouth and breathe in slowly through your nose while counting up to 4 in your head. Hold the breath for 7 then, finally, breathe out of your mouth for 8. All you have to do is repeat three more times, and you’re done!

This yoga-inspired breathing technique was invented by Dr Andrew Weil, a researcher at the University of Arizona. For those of you really struggling to switch off, should this technique not manage to send you off to a deep slumber straight away, it will at least help you relax.

After a few weeks’ practice, it will start to take effect and help you fall asleep more quickly and peacefully.