The side effects of stress and anxiety are insomnia, disturbed sleep, and trouble sleeping. Sleeping becomes difficult if your body and mind are caught up in stressful situations. Practicing deep and slow breathing techniques can trigger your body’s relaxed alarm system and help you to fall asleep. The 4 7 8 breathing techniques are designed to naturally bring the body into its state of deep relaxation. Specific practices involve holding your breath for extended periods to replenish deficient oxygen.
The 4-7-8 breathing technique, which is lung outward, helps generate more oxygen saturation to muscles, organs, nerves, and tissues. This exercise also forces the mind and body to focus on breath control and regulation, soothing your racing heart and frazzled nerves, disallowing your anxiety and worries, and helping you to sleep better and faster. Dr. Weil, the discoverer of the 4 7 8 breathing technique, says this exercise is a natural tranquilizer for your central nervous system.
Learn how to practice this technique from the video in the link.