Most people have struggled to fall asleep on one one night or the other.

More people are self-diagnosing themselves with insomnia with the stress and anxiety of the pandemic and how it is constantly changing our lives

A Tik Tok user Psychologee shared a tip she got from her psychology professor that she claims cured her insomnia in 5 minutes. 

How to fall asleep in 5 minutes

The trick, she says is to think unconnected words randomly which she says puts you her to sleep in 5 minutes or less. 

Although some Tik Tok users were sceptical about the trick saying thinking up random things might actually keep them up instead of putting them to sleep, others were excited to try the new trick, desperate to fall asleep quickly.

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How does it work?

Fixating on stressful situations can cause anxiety and keep you awake when you want to sleep. 

According to health.com, random and neutral thoughts can help you sleep better because there are no strong emotions attached to them. 

Psychologee gave random examples of words like potatoes, Tarzan and violin, seggs which are unrelated and neutral, however, another Tik Tok user commented that finding unrelated words, finding a relation between the words and focusing on trying to find more words can be stressful too and prevent sleep. 

Get someone else to think of the words for you

To avoid the stress of thinking up words and thinking at all you could use the same principle when using apps or podcasts like Sleep Whispers where Hans Christian Andersen whispers a calming uninteresting story or rambles for around 30 minutes to put you to sleep.

The ‘Calm’ App also features a similar feature where pop sensation whispers you to sleep with calming music playing in the background which could be very exciting to his fans. 

One sleep-deprived fan said she always played the recording of Harry styles while her phone was under her pillow and fell asleep imaging she was laying on his chest. 

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