As strange as it may sound, most of us really don’t know how to sleep, as we are unable to fully relax.
What is the right way to sleep?
Strange as it may sound, most of us really don’t know how to sleep, because we are unable to relax completely.
If you lay a baby or a cat on the sand, let it settle down or fall asleep and then gently lift it up, the shape of its whole body is imprinted on the sand. If one does the same exercise with an adult, only the strongly pressed shoulder blades and sacrum will leave a mark in the sand, while the other parts of the body, due to constant, chronic, habitual muscle tension, are less likely to come into contact with the sand and will not be imprinted on it.
You have to free yourself from all muscular tension. Such a state gives the body the best rest. With this rest one can refresh oneself in half an hour or an hour in a way that one would not be able to do in the course of the night under other conditions. It is not without reason that the leaders of caravans resort to such methods. They cannot linger long in the desert, and are forced to reduce their sleep to a minimum. The duration of their rest is compensated by the complete release of the body from muscular tension, which gives a renewal to a tired body.
Starting position for falling asleep: lying on your side
Lift straight arm 15-20 cm and hold for 2 minutes.
Lift your leg and hold it for about 2 minutes.
Then relax for a few seconds and repeat both exercises (in any order).
Starting position for falling asleep: lying on your back
Lift both arms and hold for 2 minutes.
Lying down, lift one straightened leg (to a height of 15-20 cm) and keep it in this position for up to 2 minutes. Then do the same with the other leg.
Now relax for a few seconds and repeat all 2 times.
Starting position for falling asleep: lying on stomach
With one knee on the bed, lift your foot up 15-20 cm, then do the same with the other foot. Relax and repeat the exercise.
Another very effective and surprisingly simple sleeping aid: lying with your eyes closed, ‘look up’ as if you want to see the inside of your forehead. There is a good chance that you will fall asleep in a few seconds.