If you are plagued by insomnia or you simply can't fall asleep due to excessive stress, then this man has the perfect solution for you.
The daily stress and hectic work schedules of almost every person in this era have contributed to their imbalanced sleeping troubles. You might be tired after a long day at work, but you are still struggling to fall asleep. You either rely on sleeping pills or stay up late at night, twisting and turning in your bed, only to wake up feeling drained of all your energy. But Justin Agustin on TikTok - who goes on the platform by @justin_agustin - has shared an interesting sleep hack that might be the thing that you are looking for.
Agustin is a fitness coach who usually makes helpful videos like these on his TikTok page. This particular video of Agustin's has gone viral and received over 7 million views so far, where he spills the details on a military technique to fall asleep faster. In his video, he described how this method was developed for fighter pilots and soldiers so they can fall asleep anywhere at any time and retain 100% focus and reflexes when they wake up.
"First, you need to calm your body and systematically relax and shut down each part of your body from head to toe, literally. Start by relaxing the muscles in your forehead. Relax your eyes, your cheeks, your jaw and focus on your breathing," Agustin says in his video, where he elaborates on how to fall asleep within 2 minutes. "From there, you will want to continue down your neck and shoulders, making 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," Agustin continues. "Imagine this 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 instructs that one needs to continue imagining the warm sensation traveling from the heart all to way to the toes.
This method can only be effective if the mind is free of any stress, so people must clear their minds first. Agustin has suggested to his viewers to think of two scenarios, "Number 1: You're lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you. Number 2: You're lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch-black room," he says. Agustin adds that, in case, people start getting distracted, they need to repeat "don't think" in their heads for at least 10 seconds.
The fitness coach urges his audience to practice this technique every night for six weeks for positive results. "96% of people who mastered this technique are actually able to fall asleep within two minutes of shutting their eyes," he concludes. People on TikTok were thrilled to find a seemingly effective solution to their sleeping problems and some have even tried the methods suggested by Agustin to gain favorable results.
@crystalmarieh00 wrote, "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." @jennysofieberggren commented, "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." @mamacass605 added, "My mom taught me this and I taught my children. My son has many challenges and this helps him relax and fall asleep quickly, he's 9." Well, it seems that many people tried this sleep hack and got positive results. So, in case you are unable to sleep post-midnight, this technique just might help fix your troubles.