While soldiers fight their battles on real battlefields, many of us out here in the peaceful world struggle with our own issues. Sleep deprivation is a very common problem that people experience nowadays due to stress, an imbalanced daily regimen, or emotional difficulties. Statistics show that up to 70 million people in the US suffer from a sleeping disorder. At this point, keeping your bedroom cool, dark and quiet doesn’t work anymore. Hard times require special actions.
We at PupBuzz know that a good night’s sleep means a good life’s day and are excited to show you the US army’s trick to falling asleep safe and sound in less than 120 seconds.
The secret to fast relaxation and sleep was first described in the book, Relax and Win: Championship Performance in 1981. Yet only now has this theory and practice been extensively discussed and implemented by common people.
The technique is said to have been invented by hardcore army chiefs who were concerned about their soldiers’ performances. Tiredness and sleep deprivation led to mistakes that a good soldier shouldn’t have been making — they needed to be more alert. This method proved to be successful in 96% of the cases after 6 weeks of testing.
Here are the physical and mental steps you should take, spending approximately 1.5 minutes on them (not including those 120 seconds required to actually fall asleep).