While soldiers fight their battles on actual battlefields, many of us here in the peaceful world struggle with our own problems. Lack of sleep is a very common problem that people experience today due to stress, an unbalanced daily regimen, or emotional difficulties.
Statistics show that up to 70 million people in the USA suffer from a sleep disorder. At that point, keeping the room cool, dark, and quiet no longer works. Difficult times require special actions.
At Creative Side, we know that a good night’s sleep means a good day of life and we are excited to showcase the trick of the United States Army to fall asleep safely in less than 120 seconds.
The secret to quick relaxation and sleep was first described in the book Relax and Win: Championship Performance, in 1981. Yet only now has this theory and practice have been widely discussed and implemented by ordinary people.
US Navy Seal Sleep Technique
The technique is said to have been invented by hardcore army chiefs concerned with the performance of their soldiers.
Tiredness and lack of sleep led to mistakes that a good soldier should not make: they 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 should take, spending approximately 1.5 minutes on them (not including the 120 seconds it takes to fall asleep).
Relax facial muscles, such as the tongue, jaw, and muscles around the eyes.
Drop your shoulders as low as possible. Then relax the upper part and arm on one side and then the other.
Breathe out and relax your chest. Then, relax your legs, up from the thighs, and down to your lower legs.
The above steps will seem easy now as we cover the one that is clearing your mind completely.
After 10 seconds of relaxation, it’s time to let go. Lloyd Bud Winter, the author of the book, suggests looking at three images that can help erase your thoughts and block everything else.
Image 1: Lying in a canoe on a calm lake, with nothing but a clear blue sky above you.
Image 2: being snuggled up in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black 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 everything when you can try a new approach? There really are no excuses.
We hope that this military technique with a creative touch will finally help you sleep faster and longer.
Have you tried this We’d like to hear about your experience and other tips and tricks you know for a good night’s sleep!