Army’s sleeping technique

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Army’s sleeping technique

Post by JohnD » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Army’s sleeping technique that will get you to sleep in two minutes.

So how does the technique work?
Relax the muscles in your face, including your tongue, jaw and the muscles around your eyes.
Drop your shoulders as low as they’ll go before relaxing your upper and lower arm on one side, and then the other. Breathe out, relax your chest and then, finally, relax your legs, starting with your thighs and moving to your lower legs. Once you’ve relaxed your body for ten seconds, you must attempt to clear your mind of all thoughts.
There are three methods that may help with this – according to the book Relax and Win: Championship Performance.
1. Picture yourself lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but blue sky above you
2. Picture yourself snuggled in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room
3. Repeat the words ‘don’t think, don’t think, don’t think’ in your mind for ten seconds.

The sleep method was first written about in the 1981 book but some of the techniques are still being used today to help with sleep deprivation, which has been linked to PTSD in soldiers. But the US army have since published a disclaimer on the method, saying: ‘The bottom line when it comes to getting restful sleep is doing what works for you.

Read more: https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/03/armys-sl ... to=cbshare


If having trouble getting to sleep - this approach is basically something I’ve been doing for several years i.e. relax muscles, imagine something pleasant, and then repeat to yourself “don’t think, don’t think” – several times.
Even if the last bit does seem a little freaky, it’s important (to restrain those random thoughts) and works most of the time.
On the rare occasions when it does not work, then take a sleeping tablet (last resort). Sleeping tablets are certainly addictive, best to break them in half and don’t take frequently.

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Re: Army’s sleeping technique

Post by HHTel » Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:20 pm

Alternatively, keep drinking until you pass out!!

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Re: Army’s sleeping technique

Post by pharvey » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:15 pm

HHTel wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Alternatively, keep drinking until you pass out!!
Sounds a damn sight easier!! :lach: :lach: :lach:
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Re: Army’s sleeping technique

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:57 pm

pharvey wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:15 pm
HHTel wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Alternatively, keep drinking until you pass out!!
Sounds a damn sight easier!! :lach: :lach: :lach:
Only problem is that you wake up 2 hours later desperate for a p - or even worse, you don’t wake up!!

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