Having a good night sleep could be linked to you being a higher earner, a US study back in 2015 linked those that live in areas of the world that get darker earlier and therefore sleep for longer with an increase in wages.
The study concluded: “A one-hour increase in average weekly sleep increases wages by 1.5% in the short run and by 4.9% in the long run.”
Jeffrey Shrader, one of the authors of the study said:
“If you go to work well rested, you are livelier and happier, and can sell more to increase your earnings.”
So could being able to fall asleep faster help to improve your wealth?
This method was developed by Harvard-educated, wellness practitioner Dr. Andrew Weil, who specializes in breathing, meditation, and how it can be used to counteract stress
- just breathe in through your nose for 4 seconds
- hold it for 7 seconds
- and exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds.
This slows down your heart rate and it also releases chemicals in your brain that soothe you. By using this breathing method, you counteract the natural effects of adrenaline. When you first begin, you may feel a bit uncomfortable, but as you continue, you will feel very relaxed, your heart rate slow and your mind clear. Give it a try tonight, and tell us what you think in the comments section below.
Once you develop this breathing technique by practicing it every day, twice a day, it will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting happens – before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension. Use it to help you fall asleep. Use it to deal with food cravings. Great for mild to moderate anxiety, this exercise cannot be recommended too highly. Everyone can benefit from it. Learn more about Breathing Exercises.