Breathing exercises can be very beneficial to help us wind down and remain calm during our bedtime routines with the ‘4-7-8’ Breathing Exercise being very popular. It is said to make you fall asleep in as little as a few minutes with just 5 steps and can be done anywhere and everywhere. The exercise, may ease the body into a state of relaxation and calmness, with the following steps:

Step 1) Make a whoosh sound by exhaling completely through your mouth.

Step 2) Shut your mouth and quietly inhale through your nose, counting mentally to 4.

Step 3) Hold your breath for 7 seconds

Step 4) Exhale by making a whoosh sound again, for a count of 8.

Step 5) Repeat this cycle another 3 times, so in total for 4 breaths.