How to Fall Asleep Faster for Naps

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Read an interesting article on Life Hacker the other day about how you can fall asleep faster at both power naps and at the end of the day by using some visualization techniques to encourage your body to be more fatigued and retire to catch up on some much needed sleep.

Ironically man of the same things listed in the article are how I am able to fall asleep in like 5 minutes to take a quick 15 – 20 minute power nap, most of the times I can wake up from a quick power nap in the afternoon feeling refreshed and get a burst of energy from the nap, but sometimes not so much.

So the idea behind falling asleep faster is to focus on how tired you feel, and never think about anything you need to do when you get up or later.  You basically imagine your arms, legs, are so heavy you can’t lift them.  Visualize yourself trying to lift your arms or head and are just unable too.  Feel and visualize your exhaustion and believe in, exaggerate it, don’t fight it.

In the article Zane Claes is quoted as saying he imagines a weight pressing him down, holding him in place and he is powerless to lift up against it and with his techniques he can fall asleep in 1-2 minutes compared to the typical 20 or so minutes to fall asleep.

Do you have any tips or tricks to falling asleep faster so you can have a longer power nap or longer night’s rest?  By all means don’t check your phone, tablet, computer or emails before bed!

The source article can be found here: http://lifehacker.com/fall-asleep-faster-by-pretending-youre-dead-tired-1148325870

Updated: August 23, 2013 — 4:18 pm