According to the US Military it is…
The secret used by the US Military has been revealed.
They developed a secret method for their pilots to get sleep in two minutes flat because of fears they could nod off at the controls.
The method was revealed in a 1981 book called Relax and Win: Championship Performance, which gave readers advice on how to "improve sports performance and reduce injuries by learning to relax and release tensions prior to competition".
One of the methods detailed was claimed to be developed by the US military with a 96 per cent success rate after six weeks of practice - involving about two minutes of mind and body preparation, which should see people reach the land of nod in under 120 seconds.
Men's lifestyle website Joe.co.uk rediscovered the old method - sending it viral.
The US Military Method
1: Relax your face - including your tongue, jaw, and the muscles around your eyes.
2: Drop your shoulders as low as they can go. Then relax your upper and lower arm on one side, and then the other.
3: Breathe out, and relax your chest.
4: Finally, relax your legs, from the thighs to the calves.
5: When your mind is clear, try to picture one of the following images: Lying in a canoe on a calm lake, nothing but blue sky above you; Snuggled in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room; Saying “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” over and over for ten seconds.
This, infact isn’t massively different from how one relaxes after a Yoga or meditation class… relax the face, body and mind and focus on one thing weather it be your breath or a visual as noted above.
It’s got to be worth trying any or all of these to find what suits you…
Good night all