Use This Military Technique To Sleep In Minutes
Taking hours to fall asleep is annoying when it happens on a single night. When it happens for days or weeks in a row, it’s disastrous.
There are several techniques sleep experts recommend trying to nod off faster, and the Sleep Health Foundation’s Dr Carmel Harrington demonstrated one supposedly employed by the US military.
The technique, which promises sleep in 120 seconds, was documented in the 1981 book Relax and Win: Championship Performance and has recently resurfaced online.
According to Harrington, it works by gradually relaxing different parts of your body and the breathe to allow you to nod off faster. After listening to a demonstration, you may indeed feel quite sleepy.
Ultimately, you’ll fall asleep faster and sustain higher-quality sleep by adopting better sleep habits — taking time to unwind before bed, tucking in and waking up at roughly the same time every day, and avoiding caffeine.