Use this US Armed Forces Tip to Fall Asleep Nicely in Under Two Minutes
9The trick to sleeping under two minutes
The secret technique of falling asleep designed by the US armed forces is described in detail in the book Relax and Win: Championship Performance, which was first published in 1981 but has newly gained fame online after Joe.co.uk republished it.
“The US Navy Pre-Flight School developed a scientific method to fall asleep day or night, in any conditions, in under two minutes. After six weeks of practice, 96 percent of pilots could fall asleep in two minutes or less. Even after drinking coffee, with machine gunfire being played in the background,” the book reads.
This method helps US armed forces personnel fall asleep in under 2 minutes even in high energy situations and locations like the battlefield.
The first thing to do according to the US army’s technique to dropping asleep in less than 120 seconds is to relax your face muscles around the eyes, jaw and your tongue. The sleepy person must try and do this as soon as possible and narrow your eyes and scowling are strictly forbidden since for this trick to work, all the tension needs to be get rid of your face.
The second step involves focusing on the shoulders. The wannabe sleeper needs to drop their shoulders as low as possible. This is to relieve the upper body of any tension or tightness. Now also relax the upper and lower arms one side at a time. First, relax the whole left arm and then the right arm, but try to relax them as loosely as possible.
Now comes the most important part of the trick is to relax the chest and in turn your heart. Now as done with the arms, the wannabe sleeper should now work on relaxing the legs starting from the thighs, then working on the calves and then down the ankle. Do the relaxation exercise one side at a time, first on the left side and then on the right-hand side.
Now the wannabe sleeper needs to do the most important part of cleaning his/her mind. In order to do this, one should spend at least 10 seconds thinking about things to declutter their minds. The author of Relax and Win: Championship Performance, Bud Winter suggest picturing three things or images in specific.
One is a canoe on a calm and serene lake, with a clear blue sky over you. The second image is being engulfed in a warm velvet hammock of black color in a completely dark room. The third thing to do in this step is to continuously repeat ‘don’t think, don’t think, don’t think’ multiple times for over 10 seconds.
Do try this for the prescribed six weeks and let us know in the comments.