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I am a fitness guru and learned the military technique of how to fall asleep in under two minutes

Do you spend hours and hours trying to fall asleep?

If you are a person struggling to turn off when it comes to bedtime, you may want to try the military technique which claims to be able to help you fall asleep within two minutes of closing your eyes.

Fitness guru Justin Augustin went to TikTok to share "thought-provoking" military technique to fall asleep in two minutes


Fitness guru Justin Augustin took to TikTok to share the “mind-blowing” military technique of falling asleep in two minutesCredit: Tiktok / @ justin_agustin
It involves soothing and relaxing each part of the body one at a time


It involves soothing and relaxing each part of the body one at a timeCredit: Tiktok / @ justin_agustin

The technique was shared on TikTok by fitness guru Justin Augustin, who called it “mind-blowing”.

“This technique was developed in the military to allow soldiers to fall asleep anytime, anywhere, even on the battlefield, when the surroundings are extremely uncomfortable and a lot of noise is happening – sleep for a soldier is essential , “he explained.

“According to my research, this was mainly developed for fighter pilots who need 100% of their reflexes and focus, which we all know decreases with lack of sleep.”

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

“Start by relaxing the muscles in your forehead,” Justin explained.

“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 tense up. Release them as low as you can and keep your arms loose at your side, including your hands and fingers.”

As you do this, imagine a warm sensation going from your head down to your fingertips before going from your heart to your toes.

“Now take a deep breath and exhale slowly, relaxing in your chest, your abdomen, down to your thighs, knees, legs and feet,” he added.

During the technique, it is important to try to clear your mind of thoughts and / or stress.

To do this, think of two scenarios.


  1. Lie down and take some deep breaths
  2. Go through your body, relax each section independently
  3. Imagine a warm feeling spreading through your body
  4. Focus on your breathing
  5. Clear your mind of stress by thinking of two scenarios – you are lying in a canoe on a calm lake and you are lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch black room
  6. If you get distracted, say “Do not think, do not think, do not think” for 10 seconds
  7. Practice the technique every night for six weeks

“The one – you’re lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you,” Justin said.

“Two – you’re lying in a black velvet hammock in a pitch black room.”

And if at any time you feel distracted, repeat the words “Do not think, do not think, do not think” for 10 seconds.

“You have to train every night for six weeks,” he concluded.

The suggested calming scenarios help clear your mind of stress


The suggested calming scenarios help clear your mind of stressCredit: Tiktok / @ justin_agustin

“Apparently, 96% of people who master this technique are actually able to fall asleep within two minutes of closing their eyes.”

Among the people who commented on the post were those who were quick to state that the technique really works.

“I am a military lad and was taught this,” one woman wrote. “I also had a veteran as a psychology teacher in college teaching this. It certainly works.”

“My doctor taught me this technique with small variations as I had insomnia due to PTSD,” added another. “Believe me, it works 100% once you get it down.”

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