A personal trainer has revealed the military technique that claims to help you fall asleep in as little as two minutes.
Justin Agustin shared a TikTok video showing the “mind blowing” method that’s said to be developed in the military to allow soldiers to fall asleep at any time, any place.
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“Sleep for a soldier is crucial… Even on the battlefield, when the environment is extremely uncomfortable and there’s a lot of noise happening,” he said.
“Now according to my research, this was developed mainly for fighter pilots who need 100 per cent of their reflexes and focus, which we all know decreases with the lack of sleep.”
He said the technique soldiers use to nod off was “quite simple”. Start by relaxing every part of your body, from head to toe.
“First, you need to calm your body and systematically relax and shut down each part of your body from head to toe,” Justin said.
“Start by relaxing the muscles in your forehead. Relax your eyes, your cheeks, your jaw and focus on your breathing.
“Now go down to your neck and your shoulders. Make sure your shoulders are not tensed up. Drop them as low as you can and keep your arms loose to your side, including your hands and fingers.”
While you’re in a relaxed position, Justin suggested imagining a “warm sensation” going from your head all the way down to your fingertips.
“Now take a deep breath and slowly exhale, relaxing your chest, your stomach down to your thighs, knees, legs and feet,” he said.
“Again, imagine this warm sensation going down from your heart all the way to your toes.”
Justin said it’s important to clear your mind of any stresses.
“To do this, think of two scenarios. One, you’re lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you. Two, you’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch black room,” he explained.
If at any time, you find yourself thinking of anything else or start to get distracted, he said you need to repeat the words “don’t think” for 10 seconds.
Justin concluded: “So that’s the technique, you’re supposed to practice every night for six weeks.”
His video has since been viewed more than 4.5 million times with many insisting the technique “definitely works”.
“My doctor taught me this technique with slight variations when I had insomnia due to PTSD. Trust me it works 100 per cent once you get it down,” one woman wrote.
And another added: “I didn’t know this was a military thing. A college professor told me about this. I fall asleep before I reach my feet.”
While many said they will give the sleeping method a go.
“I’ve got really bad insomnia and nothing works. I get some sleep with a lot of meds, but I never wake up rested. I’m trying this,” one woman wrote.