This simple method can help you fall asleep quickly
Lying, tossing and turning around in bed is annoying. That is why we are always looking for new ways to get to the dreamland as quickly as possible. Soldiers use this trick to fall asleep in two minutes.
This trick has been known in the US Army for years and works for 96% of soldiers. So it is definitely worth a try, although mastering it may take some time.
The first part of this method is to perform a body scan. You will relax all the muscles in your body one by one.
1- First, relax your facial muscles: your forehead, around your eyes, your jaw, and your tongue. After that, release your shoulders and let the muscles relax.
2- Draw your attention to your right arm, and relax the muscles in your upper arm, lower arm, and hand. Repeat with your left arm.
3- Breathe deeply and let your chest relax.
4- Now relax your leg muscles. Go from top to bottom; First relax your thighs, then your knees, legs, and finally your feet.
Now that you have relaxed all of your muscles, it’s time for the show, or rather visualization. Close your eyes and imagine one of the following situations. Choose what suits you the most:
1- You’re lying on a black hammock in a dark room.
2- You are lying on your back in a canoe, floating on the water. The water is calm and the sky above you is bright blue. There is no cloud to be seen.
3- For ten seconds, repeat the words “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” in your head.
If this doesn’t work right away, don’t give up. It can take up to six weeks to master this trick and it’ll get progressively easier. So keep going! You can also experiment with other calming visualizations. Pretend you’re in a green meadow on a sunny day, or on a quiet beach while the waves softly meet the land. Goodnight!