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 Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)