It's also supposed to help reduce anxiety and stress.
Some sleep experts recommend the 4-7-8 breathing method. They say it helps reduce anxiety and can make it easier to fall asleep by forcing your mind and body to focus on regulating your breath instead of your worries. The method involves inhaling for four counts…holding your breath for seven counts…and then exhaling for eight counts. The breathing method has ancient roots and was popularized by an integrative medicine specialist doctor in 2015. It’s also supposed to help reduce anxiety and stress.