Fall Asleep in just 60 Seconds

February 22, 2016

Fall Asleep in just 60 Seconds

There’s nothing more important for healthy, gorgeous skin and hair than getting a solid 8 hours of sleep each night. When we are asleep, our cells rebuild and repair themselves and if you don't sleep, this function is impaired. Harvard trained practitioner Dr. Andrew Weil has developed a sleeping technique that can induce sleep in 60 seconds and for those individuals who miss out on the zzzs because they can’t fall asleep, it can be a life saver. His other studies revolve around how meditation and breathing can combat stress and unhealthy sleeping habits and eventually overall ill health.

It involves regulating your breathing to various counts of 4, 7 and 8. It lets oxygen better fill the lungs, calms the mind and relaxes muscles.

HERE’S HOW:

You breathe in through your nose for four seconds, hold it for seven seconds, and exhale through your mouth for eight seconds. Doing this slows down your heart rate and it also releases chemicals in your brain that soothe you.

It’s excellent for falling asleep, meditating and helping an individual to feel relaxed with a regulated heart beat. It is also effective for counteracting stress when your heart rate elevates and your body tenses up. It does so by restricting the effects of adrenaline on the body and forcefully slows down the heart rate.

Try it tonight and tell us in a comment on our Facebook post about your experience.





Also in Blog

Split Up With Your Split Ends!
Split Up With Your Split Ends!

October 20, 2020

Whether you’re a curly haired queen, or boast naturally pin straight hair, there is one hair woe that does not discriminate between hair types: split ends. And the worst part? Once a hair splits, there is no going back!

Fortunately for us, age old natural remedies passed down from our Nanis, combined with select good-for-your-hair products and simple hacks can restore your hairs overall strength and help disguise those dreaded split ends, for good!

Continue Reading

Sanitization Is More Important Than Ever - This Is Why!
Sanitization Is More Important Than Ever - This Is Why!

October 13, 2020

As schools and offices reopen in the face of dwindling COVID-19 positive numbers, and life begins to adjust to what we’re calling the ‘new normal’, let’s not take for granted the basic hygiene practices that played a huge part in our defense against the novel coronavirus. The most important one of all being sanitization.

Continue Reading

How to Determine Your Skin Type
How to Determine Your Skin Type

October 09, 2020

Have you ever been at your favourite skincare store or on your favourite skincare website perusing through numerous products and just feeling more and more confused as time went by? Do the terms Combination skin or Oily skin leave you feeling frazzled? Fret not, because we’re here to help you accurately determine what skin type you are so you can be that much closer to that lit from within skin you’ve always dreamt of.

Continue Reading