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Last Updated on February 2, 2018

How to Stop Your Thoughts From Running Inside Your Head and Fall Asleep in 8 Minutes

How to Stop Your Thoughts From Running Inside Your Head and Fall Asleep in 8 Minutes

You’re feeling tired after a long, hard day at work, and you deserve a good night’s sleep. However, when your switch your bedroom light off, and your head hits the pillow, you find yourself with a problem. Your mind is still actively thinking about the things you did (and didn’t do!) at work. Despite wanting and needing to sleep, your restless mind is preventing you from drifting off.

Is there a product that could help with this issue?

Say Hello to Your Life Saver- Dodow

To meet the needs of people who struggle to fall asleep easily, a product called Dodow was recently designed and manufactured.

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    The product manufacturers claim that on average, users of Dodow fall asleep 2.5 times faster than without using it. And in most cases, users manage to go to sleep within just 8 minutes.

    Sounds great – but what exactly is Dodow and how does it work?

    It’s All in the Breath

    Dodow is a metronome with a light system that teaches you how to fall asleep naturally. When you use Dodow, you can forget about having to rely on supplements or medication to help you sleep.

    Dodow works by projecting a blue light onto your ceiling, which you synchronize your breathing to. You inhale when the light beam expands – and exhale when the light beam retracts.

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    By focusing on the light and your breathing, you’ll be quickly able to step outside of the countless thoughts running around inside your mind. But not only that, as Dodow’s light beam sequence gradually slows down over an 8-minute (or 20-minute) period, naturally taking you into a deep, relaxed state.

      If science is your thing, then you’ll be interested in what happens to your mind and body within 8 minutes of using Dodow:

      1. The stimulation of the baroreflex rebalances your autonomic nervous system.
      2. The secretion of cortisol and noradrenalin stops and instead, melatonin, the sleep hormone, takes over.
      3. Dodow facilitates the transition of your brain to an alpha state. This is characterized by low frequency brain waves, which are an essential step towards a good night’s sleep.

      When you synchronize your breathing with the light beam, you’ll be amazed at just how calming the result is. In today’s non-stop world, we’ve mostly forgotten about the power of breathing – and how it can help us to stay calm, focused and in control of our thoughts.

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      Regular users of Dodow not only train their breathing, but they also develop their ability to meditate. (Which many people across the world use to reduce stress and anxiety in their lives.)

      Over 80000 users find Dodow useful on getting them to sleep

      Dodow’s website states that more than 80,000 people have purchased the product to date. And on Amazon, there are 139 reviews of the product, with an average rating of 4.1 out of 5.

      Most reviewers praise the product’s ability to help them sleep quickly and effortlessly.

      Here’s what one of the reviewers, Mrs. Harriette House, said:

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      I literally recommend this product to all my family and friends. It is fantastic! Even my husband who has ADHD and has insomnia says that this is the only thing that has worked for him. After using our Dodow, my sleep is deeper and I feel calm and refreshed when waking up.

      Are You Ready to Sleep, faster?

      While the claims by Dodow’s manufacturers can at first seem unbelievable, the dozens of user testimonials confirm the product’s ability to help people drift off to sleep in record time.

      In your efforts to fall asleep, you’ve probably tried listening to music, reading books, or even counting sheep! If none of these worked for you, then science-backed Dodow would be a great alternative to try.

      Dodow can be purchased from Amazon for £44. A small price to pay for a great night’s sleep.

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      Last Updated on September 20, 2018

      How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

      How to Stay Calm and Cool When You Are Extremely Stressful

      Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out…

      If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:

      1. Breathe

      The next time you’re faced with a stressful situation that makes you want to hurry, stop what you’re doing for one minute and perform the following steps:

      • Take five deep breaths in and out (your belly should come forward with each inhale).
      • Imagine all that stress leaving your body with each exhale.
      • Smile. Fake it if you have to. It’s pretty hard to stay grumpy with a goofy grin on your face.

      Feel free to repeat the above steps every few hours at work or home if you need to.

      2. Loosen up

      After your breathing session, perform a quick body scan to identify any areas that are tight or tense. Clenched jaw? Rounded shoulders? Anything else that isn’t at ease?

      Gently touch or massage any of your body parts that are under tension to encourage total relaxation. It might help to imagine you’re in a place that calms you: a beach, hot tub, or nature trail, for example.

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      3. Chew slowly

      Slow down at the dinner table if you want to learn to be patient and lose weight. Shoveling your food down as fast as you can is a surefire way to eat more than you need to (and find yourself with a bellyache).

      Be a mindful eater who pays attention to the taste, texture, and aroma of every dish. Chew slowly while you try to guess all of the ingredients that were used to prepare your dish.

      Chewing slowly will also reduce those dreadful late-night cravings that sneak up on you after work.

      4. Let go

      Cliche as it sounds, it’s very effective.

      The thing that seems like the end of the world right now?

      It’s not. Promise.

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      Stressing and worrying about the situation you’re in won’t do any good because you’re already in it, so just let it go.

      Letting go isn’t easy, so here’s a guide to help you:

      21 Things To Do When You Find It Hard To Let Go

      5. Enjoy the journey

      Focusing on the end result can quickly become exhausting. Chasing a bold, audacious goal that’s going to require a lot of time and patience? Split it into several mini-goals so you’ll have several causes for celebration.

      Stop focusing on the negative thoughts. Giving yourself consistent positive feedback will help you grow patience, stay encouraged, and find more joy in the process of achieving your goals.

      6. Look at the big picture

      The next time you find your stress level skyrocketing, take a deep breath, and ask yourself:

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      Will this matter to me…

      • Next week?
      • Next month?
      • Next year?
      • In 10 years?

      Hint: No, it won’t.

      I bet most of the stuff that stresses you wouldn’t matter the next week, maybe not even the next day.

      Stop agonizing over things you can’t control because you’re only hurting yourself.

      7. Stop demanding perfection of yourself

      You’re not perfect and that’s okay. Show me a person who claims to be perfect and I’ll show you a dirty liar.

      Demanding perfection of yourself (or anybody else) will only stress you out because it just isn’t possible.

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      8. Practice patience every day

      Below are a few easy ways you can practice patience every day, increasing your ability to remain calm and cool in times of stress:

      • The next time you go to the grocery store, get in the longest line.
      • Instead of going through the drive-thru at your bank, go inside.
      • Take a long walk through a secluded park or trail.

      Final thoughts

      Staying calm in stressful situations is possible, all you need is some daily practice.

      Taking deep breaths and eat mindfully are some simple ways to train your brain to be more patient. But changing the way you think of a situation and staying positive are most important in keeping cool whenever you feel overwhelmed and stressful.

      Featured photo credit: Brooke Cagle via unsplash.com

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