A military technique for falling asleep is seeing a lot of popularity again, and it could be a good idea to see if it helps you with sleep. It’s been reported that it works in two minutes or less.
This technique sounds similar to a Yog Asana referred to as Shavasana. Which is used for deep relaxation.
Justin Agustin shared this. The technique was originally designed for fighter pilots, who need their sleep so they can stay focused.
He claims that the trick allowed soldiers to go to sleep at any time – even in the middle of a fight.
He goes on to explain the technique. You start by relaxing your body starting from forehead. Then your eyes, cheek and jaw. Then relax each part all the way down to your feet. To overcome stresses in the mind one way is to imagine you are lying in a canoe on a calm lake with clear skies, or that you’re in a black velvet hammock in a dark room.
Should you get distracted, by intrusive thoughts or bullets flying through the trenches, you should repeat the words “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” in your mind for 10 seconds, before returning to picturing your chosen calm scene.
Try this next time you have trouble sleeping.