The military trick to fall asleep in 2 minutes

Are you having trouble sleeping these days? Well, you should try this technique because it works.

how-to-fall-asleep-in-2-minutesAccording to the American Society of Neurology, between 25 and 35% of adults suffer from transitory insomnia and between 10 and 15% from chronic insomnia.

This is probably increasing these days in quarantine because there are more concerns and also likely to experience anxiety symptoms. Anxiety about going out, about what will happen. All this does not help you sleep. Especially when you spend all day in the house.

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In this situation, if you have also had trouble sleeping at night, you should try the military trick to fall asleep in 2 minutes. It was designed by the U.S. Army during the Second World War and was 96% successful.


This famous military technique to fall asleep quickly can be found on a book called Relax and Win: Championship Performance In Whatever You Do, by Lloyd Bud Winter.

It is important to notice of Bud Winter was a well known athletic trainer who had prepared numerous Olympic athletes. Now, only six simple steps are needed to fall asleep in just 2 minutes.

How to fall asleep in 2 minutes

Step 1: Sit at the edge of your bed. Remember only the light on the nightstand can be on, and obviously the cell phone must be off or silent.

Step 2: Relax your face. To start, close your eyes, take deep breaths and relax your jaw, tongue, forehead and eye muscles. Nothing about lying down with a scowl and tight eyes!

Step 3: Relax your shoulders and arms. Focusing the tension in your shoulders and letting them fall to pretend to float. Next, you must tighten your arms (first one, and then another) and relax them little by little until you reach your goal.

Step 4: Relax your legs. You must breathe in and out, relaxing your chest. While relaxing your legs (start at the thigh, calf, go down to the ankle and finish with your foot) just like we did with the arms, one by one.

Step 5: Relax your mind. Finally, take 10 seconds to clear your mind of clutter. If you are able to relax your body now, you will fall asleep super fast!

Step 6: Make use of your imagination. Imagine yourself in one of two situations: First, you are lying in a canoe on a lake and looking at the blue sky. Secondly, slowly rocking in a hammock, and going to sleep!

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