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Fall Asleep Faster with the 6-Step “Military Method”

Fall asleep in 2-minutes with the “Military Method”

1. Relax your entire face

Close your eyes. Breathe slowly and deeply. Then slowly relax all of your face muscles. Relax your jaw, your cheeks, your mouth, your tongue, everything. Including your eyes; let them go.

2. Drop your shoulders and hands

Let go of any tension. Relax your neck, your traps; feel yourself sinking into the chair or bed.

3. Exhale and relax your chest

With your shoulders and arms relaxed, this should be easy.

4. Relax your legs

Start with your right thigh; let it sink into the chair or bed. Then do the same with your calf, ankle, and foot. Repeat the process with your left leg.

5. Now clear your mind

Try holding an image in your mind. Choose something relaxing. Picture yourself lying comfortably in darkness. But if that doesn’t work…

6. Try repeating the words “Don’t think” for 10 seconds

If nothing else, that should help distract you from thinking about whatever it is that might otherwise keep you awake.


Within six weeks, 96 percent of the pilots could fall asleep within two minutes or less — even if they were sitting in a chair, listening to a recording of machine-gun fire, and had just consumed coffee.

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