120 seconds are enough to fall into the arms of Morpheus, for a long and restorative sleep. A technique that comes from the military worldDon't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
120 seconds are enough to fall into the arms of Morpheus, for a long and restorative sleep. A technique that comes from the military world promises to make it easier to fight insomnia and fall asleep.
Just two minutes and voilà. Describing her is one of the greatest sprint coaches in the world, Lloyd Bud Winter in "Relax and Win: Championship Performance" and is said to have a 96% success rate after a few weeks of practice. A method that has long remained secret, used by the US military
Among the advice in the book, there is also that on how to "improve sports performance and reduce injuries by learning to relax and relieve tension before the competition".
But the most popular method is that which teaches how to fall asleep within 120 seconds. According to Lloyd Bud Winter, six weeks of practice are all it takes to achieve a 96% success rate.
American military leaders devised the system after realizing that many of their pilots made terrible decisions and made avoidable, sometimes fatal, mistakes due to stress and subsequent insomnia. Even when the pilots stopped, they often couldn't relax and sleep. Then their stress and fatigue accumulated.
How then to guarantee them a quick and correct rest, helping them to relax and fall asleep in a matter of seconds?
The method is divided into four steps
- Relax the muscles of the face, including the tongue, jaw and the muscles around the eyes.
- Relax the shoulders and immediately after the arms, first on one side and then on the other
- Exhale, relax the chest and finally relax the legs, starting with the thighs and then the lower legs.
- After 10 seconds of deep relaxation, the next step is to completely clear your mind.
The author of the book suggest to think of one of the following 3 images:
- Lying in a canoe in a calm lake, nothing but blue sky above you
- Curled up in a black velvet hammock in a dark room
- Repeat “don't think, don't think, don't think” over and over for 10 seconds.
It costs nothing to try even if the book specifies that the positive result is not guaranteed because each of us is different from the others.
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