We have all had to deal with struggling to fall asleep at some point in our lives. It is just something that cannot be avoided.
If you’ve been in the military or know someone who is in the military you know that sleep is crucial and hard to come by. Even just catching a few hours makes a huge difference in the lives of us all, military or not. Lying in bed at night without being able to sleep is one of the worst feelings, especially when you know you have a lot to do when you finally get up.
I recently came across a method that should work wonders when it comes to getting the sleep you need. It was originally published in a book titled ‘Relax and Win: Championship Performance’ and is supposed to make falling asleep in just 120 seconds easy. In modern times it has been seriously making its rounds online and is something everyone should know about.
It is basically a method used by soldiers to ensure that even in the worst situations they can get some of the rest their body needs. It has even been said that it has a 96 percent success rate if done for at least 6 weeks straight. This whole technique involves basically relaxing your muscles, breathing properly, and visualizing. Sure, it might not sound like much, but it could be exactly what you’ve been missing out on.
Step 1: Relax the muscles in your face.
Relax all of the muscles in your face including your tongue and jaw. Drop your shoulders as low as they will go and really relax your body.
Step 2: Breathe out and relax more.
Breathe out and relax your legs as best you can. They are usually the hardest part of the body to really situate. Once you have relaxed your body completely clear your mind as best you can. Really work to completely let go of everything.
Step 3: Visualize in one of these ways.
According to the book mentioned above, you can visualize several different things as an attempt to help yourself clear things out faster. You can picture yourself lying in a canoe with the blue sky above you, snuggled up in a hammock of velvet, or even just repeat things like ‘don’t think’ over and over again. That being said, if you can think of something more relaxing and suited to your being, go for it.
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