How to Fall Asleep in 120 Seconds – Member Feature Stories – Medium


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This sleep technique helped WWII fighter pilots relax and unwind on the battlefield.
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7 days ago by meeb
Close your eyes and breathe slowly and deeply. Then relax all 43 of your face muscles — no squinting or frowning. Your forehead should be smooth. Let everything go loose. Breathe out as you feel your cheeks, mouth, tongue, and jaw relax.

Your eyes are shut, but you want to make sure they are totally limp. Do this by letting them fall deep into your socket. There are six muscles that control your socket; feel them relax and go lifeless.

When you relax your face and let your eye sockets go limp, you signal to the rest of your body it’s time to unwind.

Send your upper body south

Breathe in deeply. Then exhale slowly, blowing out all of the tension.

Next stop is your legs. Tell your right thigh muscle to sink, like a dead weight. Then tell the same thing to your right calf muscles. Then do the same thing for your ankle and foot. Feel the muscles go limp, as your leg sinks into the ground.

The last step is to clear your mind for 10 seconds. That’s it. No thinking about what went wrong that day, or what time you need to get up, or when you’ll get to call your partner. Doing these things all involve movement. Which means just thinking about them is enough to make your muscles involuntarily contract.

Instead, you need to keep your mind still. You can do this by holding a static image in your head. Imagine you are lying on a comfy couch, in a pitch black room. Hold this image in your mind for 10 seconds.
9 days ago by sirchutney
W hen you’re on military exercise, sleep is a luxury. Maybe you can only snatch a few hours each day. So there’s nothing so frustrating as lying in your…
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9 days ago by anglepoised
Training program used by Navy pilots to get sleep.

> After six weeks of practice, 96 percent of pilots could fall asleep in two minutes or less. Even after drinking coffee, with machine gunfire being played in the background.

I think the target audience for this training isn’t the average person. If you are a Navy pilot, you’ll do great. But there might be some good stuff to cherry pick for other people too.
9 days ago by thingles
This sleep technique helped WWII fighter pilots relax and unwind on the battlefield.
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9 days ago by atran
To stop thinking so you can go to sleep, all you have to do is not think. I mean, sounds simple enough?
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10 days ago by lizconlan
W hen you’re on military exercise, sleep is a luxury. Maybe you can only snatch a few hours each day. So there’s nothing so frustrating as lying in your…
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10 days ago by dshack
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13 days ago by tricca
This sleep technique helped WWII fighter pilots relax and unwind on the battlefield.
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13 days ago by lenciel
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14 days ago by seoulrain
W hen you’re on military exercise, sleep is a luxury. Maybe you can only snatch a few hours each day. So there’s nothing so frustrating as lying in your…
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16 days ago by wahoo5
This sleep technique helped WWII fighter pilots relax and unwind on the battlefield.
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16 days ago by NorwegianRockCat
This sleep technique helped WWII fighter pilots relax and unwind on the battlefield.
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17 days ago by colindocherty
This sleep technique helped WWII fighter pilots relax and unwind on the battlefield.
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18 days ago by eschapp