Testing Individual Effectiveness

Immediately after waking from sleep, remain motionless, eyes closed. Picture a swift, compulsory fall into sleep for 5 to 10 seconds, and then return to wakefulness, followed by an aggressive attempt at separating from the physical body. Generally, after performing this technique, the practitioner's state of mind quickly transitions between different states of brain. Strong vibrations often occur when emerging from this "pseudo-sleep", where the likelihood of separation from the body is increased, accompanied the opportunity to practice other techniques. Resist actually falling asleep during this exercise.

In essence, forced falling asleep is a trick on the mind designed to take advantage of the brain's reflexive responses to actions that immediately induce semi-conscious states that allow easy entrance into the phase. Employing it is especially effective upon an extremely alert awakening, or after a movement is unintentionally made upon awakening.

Forced sleep is quite simple. It requires a cessation of internal dialogue, shifting mental focus away from external stimuli, and a strong desire for a quick reentrance to the sleeping state followed by renewed wakefulness after several seconds. In order to understand how this is done, it is sufficient to recall how one had urgently made oneself fall asleep before, or how one had fallen asleep after having been exhausted, or after a long period of sleep deprivation.

A common mistake in practice occurs when people fall asleep after attempting the technique, forgetting the necessary desire to quickly return to consciousness.