While soldiers fight their battles on real battlefields, many of us here in the peaceful world are struggling with our own problems. Lack of sleep is a very common problem experienced by people today due to stress, an unbalanced daily regimen, or emotional difficulties.
Statistics show that Up to 70 million people in the US suffer from a sleep disorder. At that point, keeping the room cool, dark, and quiet no longer works. Difficult times require special actions.
We know a good night’s sleep means a good day’s life and we’re excited to showcase the US Army’s trick to falling asleep safely in less than 120 seconds.
The secret to rapid relaxation and sleep was first described in the book Relax and win: performance in the championshipin 1981. However, only now has this theory and practice been widely discussed and implemented by ordinary people.
US Navy Seals Dream Technique
The technique is said to have been invented by hardcore military leaders concerned about the performance of their soldiers.
Tiredness and lack of sleep led to mistakes that a good soldier should not make: he should be more alert. This method proved to be successful in 96% of cases after 6 weeks of testing.
These are the physical and mental steps you need to take, spending approximately 1.5 minutes on them (not counting the 120 seconds it takes to fall asleep).
Relax your facial muscles, such as your tongue, jaw, and the muscles around your eyes.
Drop your shoulders as low as possible. Then relax your upper body and arm on one side and then the other.
Exhale and relax your chest. Then relax your legs, moving up from your thighs and down to your lower legs.
The above steps will seem easy now that we covered the one that is completely clearing your mind.
After 10 seconds of relaxation, it’s time to let go. lloyd bud winterThe author of the book suggests looking at three images that can help clear your thoughts and block out everything else.
Image 1: Lying in a canoe on a calm lake, with nothing but a clear blue sky above you.
Image 2: being curled up in a black velvet hammock in a darkened room.
Image 3: Say “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” repeatedly for 10 seconds.
Your central nervous system is the first thing that suffers and is delayed if you have trouble sleeping for a long period of time. Other negative effects include weakened immunity, memory problems, high blood pressure, weight gain, and more. So why risk it all when you can try a new approach? There really are no excuses.
We hope this military technique with a creative twist will finally help you fall asleep faster and longer.
Have you tried this? We’d love to hear about your experience and other tips and tricks you know for a good night’s sleep.