A Russian special forces soldier named Alexander, whose last name is not named, revealed the secret techniques of REM sleep of the military of the Russian army. His words are quoted by LIFE.
The fighter told how you can fall asleep in two minutes, and then get enough sleep in 15 minutes. According to him, the pilots are taught this technique, besides, they know how to fall asleep in a sitting position to the sound of shelling. Despite the fact that the military is trained for six weeks, some cadets cope with it in a few days, the source said. The commando noted that the key role is played not by time, but by breathing technique and the ability to relax the body.
The technique is based on the teachings of the American psychologist Bud Winter, who spoke about mental relaxation in his sleep studies. According to the fighter, you need to lean back in the chair, put your legs parallel to each other and put your hands on your chest, crossing them. At the same time, lower the chin and shoulders and relax the muscles of the head. You also need to relax your eyes, jaw, lips and tongue. It is important to breathe slowly and deeply, said the commando. The military man also advised to drink a cup of coffee before a short nap, then the caffeine will work just by the time of waking up. However, he warned that vigor will last for four hours, so such rest will not replace a full sleep.
For maximum relaxation, you need to go from the opposite - first, strain strongly, after which it will be easier to relax the body. In the prone position, the arms need to be extended along the palms up. If you roll your eyes up, only without tension, sleep will come even faster. For mental relaxation, you need to imagine nature, for example, sunset and water surface.
The fighter also spoke about the "four-seven-eight" technique. You need to calmly inhale for four seconds through the nose, hold the air for seven seconds and exhale calmly for eight seconds. Such manipulations will slow down the heart rate and lower body temperature, which should happen to the body before bedtime.