Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

I always go straight to sleep as soon as my head hits the pillow, but I know some people toss and turn, especially in the wilds. Here’s how to go out to it just like flicking a switch:

1. Before you begin, place the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth just above your teeth and keep it there throughout the exercise.

2. Exhale completely through your mouth quite forcefully so you make a “whoosh” sound.

3. Close your mouth and inhale quietly and softly through your nose for a mental count of four.

4. Hold your breath and count to seven.

5. Next, exhale completely through your mouth, making another whoosh sound for eight seconds in one large breath.

6. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three times for a total of four breaths.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to/a15524/sleep-breathing-technique/

A good pillow is a big help. here’s one I use:

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/exped-ultralight-pillow/

Another useful breathing technique: http://www.theultralighthiker.com/catching-your-breath-walking-uphill/

 

2 thoughts on “Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds”

  1. I was typing away with lots of enthusiasim for your wonderful site ,and insight,when it went into cyber space! You have covered so many topics in a frank and engaging manner,easily read by another old bloke ,always keen to learn and share experiences and knowledge. I have been hunting all of my life and just in the last couple of years taken up deer stalking ,with a way to go before success,but it will happen.I live in the central Victoria area so am fortunate to be in a good deer area. thanks again, John W

    1. Thanks for your kind thoughts John. I’m sure you will have success soon – anyway enjoy being out in the bush! Cheers, Steve.

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