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'Military sleep method' with 96% success and will send you to sleep in two minutes

Rhiannon Ingle

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'Military sleep method' with 96% success and will send you to sleep in two minutes

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Now, we all know there's nothing better than getting a good night's sleep and feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed to start the day ahead.

However, unfortunately for some of us, dozing off can be a whole lot trickier than simply shutting your peepers and resting your noggin on a pillow.

So, to help remedy the age-old problem of sleepless nights, there's one trick that promises to have you fast asleep in just under two minutes... if you can master it.

Fitness expert Justin Agustin, who goes by the handle @justin_agustin online, tried out the 'military sleep method' himself and described the results as 'mind-blowing'.

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Justin shared his review of mastering the 120 second technique that now helps him fall asleep anywhere and at any time he wants to and explained exactly how the technique works.

Speaking to camera, Justin said: "According to my research, this was developed mainly for fighter pilots who need 100 percent of their reflexes and focus, which we all know decreases with the lack of sleep.

"To start with, take some deep breaths and start relaxing each and every part of your body - from head to toe.

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"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 by your side, including your hands and fingers.

"While doing this, imagine a warm sensation going from your head down to your fingertips, before going from your heart to your toes.

Justin explained how the 'military sleep method' works. Credit: TikTok/@justin_agustin
Justin explained how the 'military sleep method' works. Credit: TikTok/@justin_agustin
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"Now, take a deep breath and slowly exhale, relaxing your chest, your stomach, down to your thighs, knees, legs and feet."

Justin continued, explaining how to picture one of two scenarios to ensure you make it into the land of nod.

He shared: "During the technique, it's important to try and clear your mind of any thoughts and/or 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.

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"Two - you’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch black room.

"And, if at any point you feel yourself getting distracted, repeat the words 'Don't think, don't think, don't think' for 10 seconds."

Justin described the technique as 'mind-blowing' after he mastered it by practising for six weeks. Credit: TikTok/@justin_agustin
Justin described the technique as 'mind-blowing' after he mastered it by practising for six weeks. Credit: TikTok/@justin_agustin

The technique isn't supposed to be effective immediately, and can in fact take weeks of practice to master. Justin told his TikTok viewers that it takes practice of up to six weeks.

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He added: "Apparently, 96 percent of people who mastered this technique are actually able to fall asleep within two minutes of shutting their eyes."

Viewers were quick to comment on how the technique has helped them, with one TikTok user writing: "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."

The technique requires picturing one of two scenarios, including a calm lake or a pitch black room. Credit: TikTok/@justin_agustin
The technique requires picturing one of two scenarios, including a calm lake or a pitch black room. Credit: TikTok/@justin_agustin

Another added: "I'm a military brat and was taught this. I also had a veteran as a psychology teacher in college who taught this. it definitely works."

Some users were already planning to put the technique into practice when they get into bed next, with one commenting: "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 tonight."

Someone else shared: "I have a hard time sleeping due to ptsd and anxiety along with overthinking... Imma try this out seeing how lack of sleep is effecting my life."

Goodbye insomnia, hello hours of blissful sleep!

Topics: Life, Health, Mental Health, Sleep, Hacks, TikTok

Rhiannon Ingle
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