Sleeper Hold

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A chokehold restraint used to subdue overactive, unruly, violent, or inebriated subjects, to prevent them from harming themselves or others. It acts by (1) reducing blood flow to the brain via the carotid arteries and blocking venous return via the jugulars, and (2) bilateral compression of the carotid baroreceptor, causing asystole or marked bradycardia, reduced blood pressure, and syncope; under controlled conditions, noncombative subjects lose consciousness within 6–15 seconds. The sleeper hold is safer than the air choke
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The prosecution said that Turner used a pillow to smother Emily and then he strangled her using a sleeper hold.
The prosecution said Turner smothered Emily with a pillow and then strangled her using a sleeper hold.
So what we have heading into next week is Mitt Romney trying to maintain his dignity and keep his distance from Newt, who is doing his best to pick him up off the ground and body-slam him to the mat before applying the sleeper hold.
Greene sends rovers on way to summit Drogheda U 0 sligo r 3 AARON GREENE applied an early sleeper hold on Drogheda as Sligo Rovers swaggered back to the summit in ominous fashion.
I witnessed a sleeper hold, like wrestlers do around the neck," she said.
If a woman is being held from behind in a sleeper hold, a quick cut on the arm of her assailant may buy her the time she needs to get to her gun.
The purpose of this sleeper hold is not to do harm but to heighten sexual pleasure," said Findlay.
July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Figure-four leglocks, bodyslams, and sleeper holds -- all part of a night of family fun for wounded veterans and their families this week in Birmingham, Alabama.
Prepare for half nelsons, full nelsons and sleeper holds.