The Military Secret to Falling Asleep in Two Minutes

Falling to sleep quickly is a skill we’re yet to master.

This three-step method is reportedly used by the US army to help them get some shut eye during situations that aren’t so calming, such as on battlefield.

  1. Relax all the muscles in your face, including tongue, jaw and the muscles around the eyes.
  2. Breathe out, relaxing your chest followed by your legs, starting from the thighs and working down.
  3. Spend 10 seconds trying to clear your mind before thinking about one of the three following images:
  • You’re lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you
  • You’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room
  • You say ‘don’t think, don’t think, don’t think’ to yourself over and over for about 10 seconds.

The technique is said to work for a whopping 96 per cent of people after six weeks of practice.