Can't sleep? This viral sleep hack could solve your insomnia

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Can't sleep? This viral insomnia-busting sleep hack could help.

Can't sleep? Many people who can't sleep reach for their mobile phones or lay tossing and turning for hour. But there's a simple sleep hack which can help you fall asleep so quickly - and it's really simple you'll be surprised.

There's nothing worse than feeling tired all of the time. Social media platform TikTok has been helping people discover how to fall asleep with some incredible hacks and one user, Doctor Jess Andrade, shared a simple bedtime trick that's gone viral.

The doctor, who goes by the handle @doctorjess explained the advantages of wearing socks to help you fall asleep, or maybe not wearing socks is the reason you wake up too early.

She shared, "So let’s talk about people that wear socks to bed. Wearing socks makes the feet warm and this opens up the blood vessels that cools the body down. The body being cool tells the brain that it’s time for bed so actually, people that wear socks tend to fall asleep faster."

Time to dig out that growing collection of Christmas socks you received and give it a go as it looks like her advice might well have paid off for lots of people - the video has been liked an incredible 2.3 million times and shared by 180,000 people.

And the hack supports the scientific research carried out by The National Sleep Foundation in the US, which also recommends bed socks as a form of helping achieve deep sleep.

It comes after insomniacs were raving for this £5 relaxing sleep spray and shoppers were snapping up this Amazon memory foam pillow to help them sleep.

So before you look for the next must-have sleep accessory, try digging out a pair of socks from your drawers.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.