Sleep is one thing that we are in dire need of. Especially for people who work or those who are always on-the-go, sleeping is essential. Generally, sleep is designed for our bodies to recover from the day that transpired. We know the different side-effects of sleep deprivation, and we know how impacting it is. So, sleep really is an essential part of our lives. There are people who experience difficulties in sleeping. As a matter of fact, around 51% of adults worldwide have sleep deprivation due to a number of reasons.
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The US Military devised a way on how they can fall asleep easily in two minutes under any situation. In this article, we will be giving you these tips in order for you to have an idea on how this is done.
Before we get to that, let’s first discuss why this is essential information that everyone can benefit from. According to a studies, sleep deprivation is one of the few ways that amplify unhealthiness in our bodies. Although it’s not the one causing deaths, it triggers most of the illnesses that are deadly.
Some of the common sleep disorders and what it causes are:
- Sleep Apnea
These are among the sleep disorders that transpires whenever our bodies do not get the sleep it needs. Although some of these can easily be treated with whatever you do to make you fall asleep, we can therefore conclude that sleep deprivation is not a joke.
If I fall asleep in 2 minutes, would it have a difference?
As a matter of fact, yes. This US Military technique is designed not only for people to fall asleep in two minutes, but to also have a better inch of sleep. What’s more interesting is that by doing this, you can actually fall asleep in as fast as two (2) minutes even if you’re not lying down.
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Originally, this method, in broad detail, can be found in the book Relax and Win: Championship Performance. This book was published in the year 1981; it is now gaining traction online after Joe.co.uk told everyone about the sleep hack that this book contained.
So, what is Military sleeping hack and how is it done?
To summarize, this sleeping method is divided into four (4) equal steps. You have to follow the steps as exact as possible because how you do them actually plays a big role on the execution.
Relax all of the muscles in your face. You need to release the tension from your tongue, jaw, and the muscles around your eyes.
Drop both of your shoulders as far down as you could. Afterwards, drop your your upper and lower arms, one side at a time.
Every time you breathe in, breathe out calmly. More so, relax your chest and then your legs afterward. You need to start from the thighs, working down at the bottom of your foot.
For at least ten (10) seconds, try to clear your mind off of everything you’re thinking about. Once you know you’re calm and that you’re not thinking of anything, try and imagine yourself in one of the following scenarios:
- You are lying in a canoe on a calm lake, you don’t see anything but a clear blue sky above you;
- You’re in a pitch-black room, lying on a black velvet hammock; or
- Quietly say to yourself “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” over and over for about (ten) 10 seconds.
If you think that this method is not pure and is only effective for some people, believe me when I say that according to a study, about 96 percent of people who tried it were happy and said that the method was effective. That number though was achieved after a six-week practice but that will impose better sleeping until you sleep, right?
Did you know that since 1985, the percentage of people not getting enough sleep has risen to a whopping 31%? This means that people are getting less than six (6) hours of sleep each day, according to The Good Body. Moreover, millions of people are affected by any of the common sleep disorders and this prevents them from having a good night’s sleep.
Now that you know the Military secret on how to fall asleep in two minutes, you can practice doing this on your own. If you’re not interested, then you better be because it’ll not only make you sleep faster, it can also help you have a better and longer sleep.
You can even fall asleep even if you’re not lying down! What are you waiting for? Try this secret US Military secret to sleeping now!