Ever wished you could go to sleep at any time and anywhere? Even on those sleepless nights. Read on and follow this sleep tactic. If you regularly use this method, which is allegedly from the U.S. Army, you should be able to fall asleep within two minutes of closing your eyes.
The method was initially outlined in Lloyd Bud Winter’s 1981 book Relax and Win: Championship Performance. The method was popularized by Justin Agustin, a fitness coach with over 1.7 million TikTok followers, who demonstrates how to execute it in a video that has had over 7.2 million views.
According to Agustin in the video, who is shown lying down in a bed, you must first calm your body and gradually relax and shut down every part of it, literally from head to toe.
Start by letting go of your forehead muscles. Focus on your breathing while letting your jaw, cheeks, and eyes relax. Now, descend to your shoulders and neck he added. Check to see whether your shoulders are stiff. Keep your arms at your sides as loosely as you can while lowering them as low as you can.
Then, imagine a warm, tingling sensation running from the top of your head to the tips of your fingers. He advised beginning to breathe deeply while relaxing “your chest, your stomach, down to your thighs, knees, legs, and feet.” Think about that warm feeling again, but this time envision it extending all the way from your heart to your toes.
Agustino said, “Now, while you’re doing this, it’s vitally crucial to empty your thoughts of any concerns. Consider either lying in a canoe surrounded solely by crystal-clear lake water or in a hammock in a dark room.
He wants you to focus on repeating these phrases for 10 seconds whenever you start to get sidetracked: “Stop thinking. Stop thinking. Stop thinking.”
Agustino claims that if you follow his advice every night for 6 weeks, you ought to be able to nod out in less than two minutes.
The effectiveness of this approach has not been studied, but it seems like an excellent nightly meditation to help you unwind and have a good night’s sleep. Hopefully, this sleep tactic helps you out as well.