8-minute Navy SEAL trick for 'best nap of your life'

·Lifestyle Reporter
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A man has gone viral on TikTok after sharing a navy SEAL trick, claiming it provides “the best nap of your life.”

Nick Vitello, a 23-year-old life coach, explained the best position to nap in a TikTok video that has now gained over 14 million views.

Selfie of TikTok user Nick Vitello in a dark shirt.
TikToker Nick Vitello claims this is a navy SEAL tactic. Photo: TikTok/nick_vitello

“Here’s what you do when you’re super tired but you only have 8 minutes,” he started.

The TikToker gets down on the floor, putting his legs onto his bed as he explained how it worked: “Get on the floor. And put your feet up on the bed like this, or on something high, a couch, anything.

“Set a timer for 8 minutes and take the best nap of your life.

“It’s a navy seal trick and it works,” he promised.

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Image of TikToker Nick's legs elevated on his bed as he lies down on the floor.
You need to elevate your legs for it to work. Photo: TikTok/nick_vitello

People were skeptical about Nick’s claims, and it didn’t take long for them to let him know.

“It would take me all of 8 minutes to fall asleep,” one user wrote.

“I’m going to wake up 3 hours later with dead legs for sure,” another agreed.

“I’ve been on the floor for over 24 hours (awake),” one joked.

Photo of TikToker Nick, in a dark shirt, lying on a wooden floor.
It didn't look very comfortable as Nick lay on the hard wooden floor. Photo: TikTok/nick_vitello

There were some people who agreed with Nick, with one adding, “Did this today it works,” while another replied, “I take 8 minute naps on the daily. The best 8 minutes spent.”

“I fell asleep like this with my legs up on the computer chair when I was a kid. It was completely unintentional, but man I was refreshed,” remembered another.

When one user asked why this works, a TikToker provided a possible explanation: “It’s diverting the blood that would need to perfuse to your extremities and sending it to your brain and other vital organs.”

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