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Life Coach Shares Eight Minute Nap Hack That Will Have You Falling Asleep Instantly

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Life Coach Shares Eight Minute Nap Hack That Will Have You Falling Asleep Instantly

A life coach has shared a trick to try when you're desperate for a nap, but only have less than 10 minutes.

Nick Vitello, aka @getaheadwithnick, shared the sleep hack on TikTok, explaining the Navy SEAL trick could give you the best nap of your life.

You can watch the video below:

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Nick explains the nap is super useful if you're feeling tired, but only have eight minutes to get a bit of shut eye.

"Here's what you do when you're super tired but you only have eight minutes," he says, before getting down on the floor and placing his feet on top of the bed.

"Put your feet up on the bed, or on something high, a couch, anything," he explains.

"Set a timer for eight minutes and take the best nap of your life. It's a Navy SEAL trick and it works."

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Nick explains the nap is super useful if you're feeling tired, but only have eight minutes. Credit: TikTok/@getaheadwithnick
Nick explains the nap is super useful if you're feeling tired, but only have eight minutes. Credit: TikTok/@getaheadwithnick

The video has since gone viral, with 5.5 million likes and over 16,000 comments. But naturally, people are rather sceptical over how it works, with many people convinced they wouldn't be able to nod off in such a short space of time.

One person commented: "My overactive brain would intervene thinking about how I only have eight minutes, does this really work, how does this work."

While another said: "My anxiety says 'eight minutes? If you fall asleep now you'll get exactly 7:23 of sleep. Oops, missed it. That's ok you can still get 6:45 of sleep.'"

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And a third added: "It would take me eight mins to get down on the floor and about 30 to get back up again."

Others claim they tried the trick and woke up hours later.

The video has since gone viral, with 5.5 million likes and over 16,000 comments. Credit: TikTok/@getaheadwithnick
The video has since gone viral, with 5.5 million likes and over 16,000 comments. Credit: TikTok/@getaheadwithnick

The nap hack in question was made popular by US Navy SEAL officer Jocko Willink. In his book, Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual, Willink explains that when he felt tired but didn't have long to sleep, he would lie on his back with his feet raised above his heart.

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He would then nap for six or eight minutes, and would 'wake up feeling completely refreshed'.

According to Sleep Foundation, the ideal amount of time to nap for is around 10-20 minutes, in order to avoid any drowsiness after waking.

We'll definitely be trying this out of curiosity!

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/getaheadwithnick

Topics: News, US News

Lucy Devine
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