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WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER: Stressed Out? Try the ‘4-7-8’ Sleep Trick

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If stress has you tossing and turning at night, or bringing you down each day, here’s a simple way to relieve it, for real.  It’s quick and it’s free.

Try the “4-7-8” sleep technique from clinical professor of medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil:
•    Place your tongue lightly behind your top teeth.
•    Exhale.
•    Breathe in through your nose for a count of 4.
•    Hold that breath for a count of 7.
•    Exhale for a count of 8.
•    Repeat that three times.
That technique brings more oxygen into your body and relaxes the parasympathetic nervous system – which controls our stress response.

You’ll feel better faster than you might think.


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