May 19, 2024

The Military Sleep Method Is Trick Used By The US Army To Help You Nod Off In Minutes

Apparently, after six solid weeks of practice this will work for 96% of people who try the technique. So if you start now, you could be a pro before 2022 comes to a close.

The method has done the rounds on social media, with TikTokers recommending it too.

One TikTok commenter said: “I’m a military brat and was taught this. I also had a veteran as a psychology teacher in college who taught this. It definitely works”, while another user said: “My doctor thought me this technique with slight variations when I had insomnia due to PTSD. Trust me it works 100% once you get it down. ”

Twitter user @Jontafkasi even said it may have cured his four decades of insomnia. “Hmm, might be a bit early to get excited but after 40 odd years of insomnia, I got a half decent sleep last night. . I’ll be impressed (and a little annoyed) if it was that simple. Military method.

“I never have trouble going to sleep but usually wake up in the early hours and that’s when I struggle. Military method. Starting from the top, relax your whole body slowly and carefully, then clear your mind for a while (this is the hard bit) , then think of a peaceful scene.

“Normally at that stage I would toss and turn for ages but this technique stopped all that and allowed me to get back to sleep quite quickly. It’s taken a few weeks of practice but touch wood, seems to be helping. ”

Given it only takes two minutes each night, we’ll be trying this pronto.

When to see your GP for insomnia

Some sleep methods may not work for everyone. According to the NHS, you should see your GP if:

changing your sleeping habits has not worked
you have had trouble sleeping for months
your insomnia is affecting your daily life in a way that makes it hard for you to cope.

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