While waking up in the middle of the night can be frustrating, sleep experts say it's completely normal. However, difficulty returning to sleep can be even more frustrating.
Experts advise a few straightforward two-minute sleep hacks to help you reduce your agitation and resume peacefully dozing.
There is a military-proven technique for falling asleep in exactly two minutes after closing your eyes. The hack focuses heavily on relaxing your entire body, from head to toe.
The key is to take a methodical approach, so that you can "shut down" your body on command. You should begin the military sleep hack by lying down on your bed.
Lay completely flat on your back, with your arms at your sides and your hands flat on the bed. Start by relaxing your forehead muscles.
Relax your eyes, cheeks, and face. From there, relax your entire body. Your chest, arms, legs, feet, and toes.
While unwinding, you should consider two scenarios. The first scenario involves lying flat in a canoe on a placid lake under a clear sky.
Consider lying in a hammock in a pitch-black room. If your mind wanders, repeat "Don't think" to yourself for ten seconds to bring it back into focus.
Once you've figured out how to implement this military sleep hack, keep it up for another six weeks to perfect it.