Military Sleeping Trick Puts You Under in 2 Minutes — Having trouble sleeping? A method used by the U.S. military can reportedly help you fall asleep in 120 seconds, and has a 96 percent success rate after six weeks of practice.
1. Clear your mind. Of everything. This my be tricky the first time you try it, but it’s essential for getting to sleep quickly. This should take about a minute and a half to clear your mind, especially at first, and is the preparation before the 120 second technique can begin.
To clear your mind, you can first relax your face muscles, including your tongue, jaw, eye socket muscles. Drop your shoulders as low as they’ll go, and relax your upper and lower arm on one side and then the other. Start breathing slowly and relax your chest Finally, relax your legs, including your thighs and your calves.
2. After trying to clear your mind, try and picture of three mental images:
a.floating in a canoe on a serene lake with only a clear blue sky above you
b. Lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room,
c. Slowly saying “don’t think, don’t think” for 10 seconds.
After doing these techniques you should be drifting off to sleep.
Hat tip Ali McFarlane at Quora.