The act of trying too hard can create (or continue) a turbulent energy cycle, which strengthens the senses and keeps our minds awake. And if your mind cannot sleep, it is really difficult for your body to follow. But there are some scientific tricks that you can try to turn the switch on and direct your body to safe lock mode.
How do you sleep for 10 seconds?
It usually takes a magic spell to fall asleep quickly, but like spells, with practice, you can end up in a fun 10-second place.
The process below takes about 120 seconds to complete, but the last ten seconds are said to be all you need to finally snooze.
The military approach
A popular military tactic, first reported by Sharon Ackerman, appears in a book entitled “Relax and Win: Championship Performance.”
According to Ackerman, the United States Navy Pre-Flight School has developed a system that helps pilots sleep for 2 minutes or less. It took the pilots about six weeks to get used to it, but it worked – even if they drank coffee and the sound of gunfire in the background.
This practice is said to work even for people who need to sleep on the floor!
The military approach systems to help your 10 seconds for sleeping
- Relax your entire face, including the muscles in your mouth.
- Place your shoulders to relieve tension and let your hands fall to the side of your body.
- Exhale, relax your chest.
- Loosen your legs, thighs, and calves.
- Clear your mind for 10 seconds by thinking about the state of relaxation.
- If this doesn’t work, try repeating the words “don’t think” for 10 seconds.
- Within 10 seconds, you should fall asleep!
If this does not work for you, you may need to work on the basics of the military system: breathing and muscle relaxation, which has some scientific evidence that it works.
Also, other conditions such as ADHD or anxiety can interfere with the effectiveness of this method.
Keep reading to learn the strategies this military strategy is based on and how to use it effectively.
Is it possible to fall asleep instantly?
If you find that you can nod off quickly, sleep deeply, nap at any time, and fall asleep anywhere, you may consider yourself to be the perfect sleeper. But, while this may seem odd, being able to fall asleep fast can actually be a symptom of a sleeping disorder.
How long should it take to fall asleep?
It should take between 10 and 20 minutes to fall asleep at bedtime. Some days, external factors like stress or worry may extend the time it takes you to fall asleep. Or you may be exhausted from lost sleep or not enough sleep and fall asleep much more quickly.