The Checkup: The 4-7-8 Technique to Help You Fall Asleep Fast

And more reads to keep you healthy and happy this Wednesday!

• Excuse me while I sound like a new mom bragging about her infant: I have always been a really good sleeper. Like, the kind of sleeper who zonks out on a plane or a train or on hardwood floor (I went to one of those weird, super-liberal high schools where we called our teachers by their first names and slept wherever we wanted, whenever we wanted) with no problem. So it’s really bothered me that over the past few months, I’ve started waking up around 2 a.m. every morning, unable to fall back asleep. If you have similar sleep issues, or trouble falling asleep in the first place, this 4-7-8 breathing technique could help you get into snooze mode fast, says integrative medicine expert Dr. Andrew Weil. Hey, worth a try, right? [POPSUGAR Fitness]

• Here, the 10 most addictive foods, according to science — plus how to cheat the system so you can have your cake pizza and eat it, too. [TIME]

• Well, this will get you drinking the SoulCycle Kool-Aid: Founding senior master instructor Stacey Griffiths dishes on how spinning was her savior from serious drug addiction. [Women’s Health]

• Raise your hand if you cry every single time your boss offers up some constructive criticism. Now read this kind of cheesy — but effective! — tip to help you take criticism a bit more … gracefully. [Science of Us]

• Noticed that you can’t bounce back from a night of margaritas like you could back in college? Here, why hangovers get worse as you get older. (I know: Life is not fair.) [Huffington Post]

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