Two words here. Let’s start with the nap word first. You’ve done your morning’s work, whatever ‘work’ means to you. Then it was time for lunch and just after lunch, it’s nice to continue the break and have a bit of a snooze. In Mexico, it’s known as a ‘siesta’.
Tip the sombrero down over the eyes and doze off .
In Western cultures and the big cities, it doesn’t quite work like that. It’s rush down to the sandwich bar, grab the food, rush back to the office then sit around for the few minutes before it’s back to work. Any thought of a quick snooze is tempting, but there’s the concern that you may fall asleep and even be too groggy to work properly after waking up from that sleep.
Here’s the answer: I’ve been using this for decades and so have millions of others world wide.
It’s known as Power Nap. It’s definately a system and you must follow simple but mandatory steps, or you may fall properly to sleep and not wake up until your body has had enough of the usual sleep !
So stop messing around and figure sensibly just how much time you’ve got.
This is not a casual snooze. It’s power nap. Let’s say you’ve got 20 minutes.
You can have a 15 minute nap which gives you 5 minutes to get back to your
work desk or whatever. Or do those maths anyway you want.
So you’re sitting in your chair or your car seat or even your couch at home.
It’s quite ok to rest your hands in your lap and just drop your head forward.
You can even lie on your bed if you’re at home. It doesn’t matter.
The following part is mandatory. You have just 15 minutes and then you have to wake up. Maybe you’ve got 20 or even 30 minutes. It doesn’tmatter, but you must know how many minutes before you need to wake.
Obviously, you need a timepiece.
A watch, a clock, a mobile/cell phone so that you know the time NOW when you start.
You look at the watch. It reads say 16 minutes to one. and you’ve got 15 minutes to nap so you need to wake at one minute to one. And you will. That’s how exact this scene is.
This is hard-core self-hypnosis. You really have to get it into your mind that it’s NOW 16 minutes to one and you have to wake up at one minute to one. Really look at the watch and kind of talk strongly to yourself. Get the two times – the time it is NOW and the time you need to wake up. GOT IT ?
Imagine going right TO SLEEP as soon as you close your eyes. Then shut your eyes BANG and Go down. Just drop right off. Let go. Just let the body flop ! There’s no chance that you’ll fall ! 🙂
All this may be so unusual to your routine. Would be best to try it out at home until you get used to the feeling. The weirdest thing I found the first few times, is that I actually woke up at the EXACT time I said I would. For the first times after I’d “fallen asleep” and then ‘woken up’ I thought it hadn’t worked, but I quickly checked and yes, it was EXACTLY the amount of minutes I had told myself (my subconscious mind) to wake up.
You will wake up and just snap out of it. No yawning or sleepy stuff.
There’s an exact scientific reason for all this. It’s in the Quantums and is mentioned in other articles/blogs on this site:
The human body consists of about 50 Trillion cells.
Each cell consists of so many molecules and they in turn are made up of so many atoms. These atoms also consist of even smaller particles, protons, quarks etc: but what we’re interested in, is that each atom is of matter but also (in another dimension), of energy, and that energy is the very essence of the universe/s. Which means that every atom is OF the universe and therefore so are we. The religions are somewhat correct at burial when they say “Dust to Dust, Ashes to Ashes”.
What’s that got to do with Power Napping ? We are OF the universe and we are operating on universal inter-galatic time. So when we tell our own subconscious mind to wake us up at that EXACT time – that’s what happens. Don’t believe it? Neither did I.
Just wait until you’ve done this a few times. It’s scary. But I’ve used it for decades under many situations. It NEVER fails. Unless you forget to get those EXACT times into your mind. You can’t believe how safe you are.
This whole business of self-hypnosis and power napping does take a couple or more times to realise that it’s actually true and can be trusted. All humans do it all the time, but this time, we’re doing it and being AWARE of it.
Next time you tie your shoelaces up, STOP for a moment and THINK about how to actually tie your shoelaces up.
You may have to remember it all again. It’s become a habit.
When I’ve tested things like that for my own academic interest, I often give up THINKING about it and go back to the ingrained habit. 🙂
Do really understand that there’s self-hypnosis and there’s Power Napping.
Self-hypnosis is a more relaxed scene with no time limits about when you need to wake up. Power Napping is where there’s a more formal time limit. You will wake up exactly when you decide to.
And if you haven’t done the “look at the clock” bit, you’ll just continue on in the trance, maybe then drift into normal sleep and wake up when your body has had enough sleep. Just like normal. Serve you right for not following the routine ! 🙂