Sleep. Ah sleep. So wonderful but so unattainable.
Well, fear not. One fitness expert has shared an army technique that soldiers use to fall asleep in just two minutes.
“This technique was developed in the military to allow soldiers to fall asleep at any time, any place – even on the battlefield when the environment is extremely uncomfortable and there’s a lot of noise happening.
“Sleep for a soldier is crucial.
“According to my research, this was developed mainly for fighter pilots who need 100 percent of their reflexes and focus, which we all know decreases with the lack of sleep.”
Justin Agustin went viral explaining the method on TikTok.
He went on to explain how you can do the technique yourself.
“Start by relaxing the muscles in your forehead,”
“Relax your eyes, your cheeks, your jaw and focus on your breathing. Now go down to your neck and your shoulders.
“Make sure your shoulders are not tensed up. Drop them as low as you can and keep your arms loose by your side, including your hands and fingers.”
As you do this, you should ‘imagine this warm sensation going from your head to all the way down to your fingertips.
“Take a deep breath and slowly exhale, relaxing your chest, your stomach, down to your thighs, knees, legs and feet,” he then said.
“Again, imagine this warm sensation going down from your heart all the way to your toes.”
“clear your mind of any stresses”.
“To do this, think of two scenarios,”
“One – you’re lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you. Two – you’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch black room.”
“At any time when you start thinking of anything else or you start getting distracted, repeat these words for 10 seconds: ‘Don’t think, don’t think, don’t think.’”
I’ve got to try this!