Two-minute insomnia therapy: Tips for falling asleep faster and better!

Two-minute insomnia therapy: Tips for falling asleep faster and better!

Two-minute insomnia therapy: Tips for falling asleep faster and better!

Mental Wellness


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Insomnia is a critical issue that has direct impact on employee productivity. It might implicate the entire team’s working progress. Inability to sleep at night has a negative impact on work performance the following day and contributes to an increase in stress. The stress then leads us to insomnia again. Such a vicious circle will have an adverse impact on our body.

Oversea psychologist developed a new way to let fighter pilots to relax their body and mind, helping them fall asleep more quickly. After six weeks of training, the majority of them could fall asleep within two  minutes. The achievement ratio reached up to 96%. You can give it a try even if you are not a pilot.

Follow 2 ways - begin with relaxing your body, then your heart. Let’s look at the first way. 

  • Unwind your facial muscles including tongue, jaw and periorbital muscles.
  • Relax your shoulders, then your upper arm and antebrachium, then the other side of your body.
  • Take a deep breath, relax your chest and keep breathing slowly.
  • Loosen up your leg muscles, start with the thigh and working your way down to the calf. 

The second way is to relax your heart and soul. Calm the storm inside your head and stop thinking of any sorts of questions or problems. Keep thinking will simply produce muscle rigidity and difficulties falling asleep. You can imagine three scenarios in your head to help you sleep:

  • Imagine yourself lying in a canoe moored on the tranquil surface of a blue lake. Look up at the blue sky, which is full of white cotton candy clouds. 
  • Imagine you are in a pitch-dark room, leaning on a black velour hammock.
  • Repeating the phrase 'No thinking, no thinking, no thinking' every ten seconds.

Don’t need to worry if you belong to the 4% of people who cannot fall asleep with the aid of the method. You can learn to relax your body and mind, try to do what is the most suitable to you and to listen to your body’s needs.

This article is provided by Wave Medical Limited.

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