The U.S. Army Tip To Falling Asleep Anywhere Within 2 Minutes

source: Medium / U.S. DEPT OF DEFENSE

The second my husband’s head hits the pillow, he’s out cold for the whole night. However, when I climb into bed, I usually end up tossing and turning for hours until I finally fall into a not-so-great sleep. If you, too, have trouble falling asleep at night, the following trick might be able to help you.


The hack we’re about to share with you is reportedly used by the United States Army to help troops fall asleep in places with less than ideal sleeping situations, like on airplanes, ships, or even battlefields. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Relax the muscles in your face, including tongue, jaw, and the muscles around the eyes.
  2. Drop your shoulders as far down as they’ll go, followed by your upper and lower arms, one side at a time.
  3. Breathe out, relaxing your chest followed by your legs, starting from the thighs and working down.
  4. You should then spend 10 seconds trying to clear your mind before thinking about one of the three following images:
  • You’re lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear, blue sky above you.
  • You’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room.
  • You say “don’t think, don’t think, don’t think” to yourself over and over for about 10 seconds.

After just six weeks of practicing this technique, a whopping 96% of people reported that this hack worked. So, if you’re having persistent problems falling asleep, why not give this method a try?