How to fall asleep in 120 seconds with this revolutionary military method and put an end to sleepless nights
The technique uses a combination of breathing exercises, relaxation of muscles, and visualizations to induce sleep
It looks like there is finally a fool-proof solution that could let you enjoy sound sleep within a couple of minutes. And guess who brought this piece of golden advice to the table? The US Military.
In as little as 120 seconds, a secret US military method featured in 'Relax and Win: Championship Performance' can help anyone doze off to glory.
According to Joe.co.uk, while the title was originally published back in 1981, the method emerged online only recently. After six weeks of practice, soldiers had 96% success in falling asleep using the tried-and-tested technique, even while out on a battlefield.
Getting right to it, in a nutshell, the technique uses a combination of breathing techniques, relaxation of muscles, and visualizations to bring about results.
Around a third of men and women in their 30s and 40s and nearly half of women over 65 across the world suffer from insomnia, reported The Sun.
According to experts, there are two types of insomnia - Type 1: where you just cannot get sleep; and Type 2: where you do get sleep but wake up at least once during the night.
That said, a lack of sleep has been linked to severe health problems, including heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and in some cases, the structure of the brain is directly affected.
Here's the golden trick to a rewarding slumber
First, you must completely relax the muscles in your face, primarily your tongue, jaw, and muscles surrounding your eyes.
Second, drop your shoulders completely before relaxing muscles in your upper and lower arm, once on either side.
Third, as you're breathing out, you must relax your chest and ultimately your legs. For the best results, start relaxing your thighs first and then move further downwards.
Finally, once all the muscles are relaxed, you must clear your mind completely until it is a blank.
Now, the book has three methods solely focused on clearing the web of thoughts that constantly engage your mind.
First, imagine yourself lying in a canoe on a calm lake, with nothing but the blue sky above you. As an alternative, you can also imagine snuggling in a black velvet hammock in a dark room.
Lastly, you can try repeating the words 'don't think, don't think, don't think' in your mind for at least ten seconds.
Medical experts claim that sleep is highly imperative to repair the wear and tear of brain cells. Furthermore, a recent study found that insufficient sleep can lead to the removal of healthy cells and force the body to go into overdrive — burning you out eventually.
Doctors highly recommend getting at least eight hours of sleep a night, or risk problems such as anxiety and depression.