The Army's Secret to Falling Asleep in 2 Minutes

If you’re used to lying in bed awake at night, unable to get the sweet, sweet slumber you crave, then here's some potentially good news.


There's an apparently brilliant military technique that is said to help anyone fall asleep in just two minutes - and it might just change your life. The trick is reportedly used by the US army to help them fall asleep in situations that are less than peaceful, such as on battlefields.


The technique is said to work for 96 percent of people after six weeks of practice. Here’s how to do it:


1. Relax the muscles in your face, including tongue, jaw and the muscles around the eyes.

2. Drop your shoulders as far down as they’ll go, followed by your upper and lower arm, one side at a time.

3. Breathe out, relaxing your chest followed by your legs, starting from the thighs and working down.

4. You should then spend 10 seconds trying to clear your mind before thinking about one of the three following images:

  • You’re lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you;

  • You’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room;

  • You say “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” to yourself over and over for about 10 seconds.

Good luck!

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