Does the viral two-minute sleep trick REALLY work? Expert massage practitioner capitalizes on ‘wrist-rubbing’ trend sweeping the world
- A massage therapist says the TikTok sleep massage trend could work for many
- She says the spot on the wrist is often used for relaxation in Chinese medicine
- The Younger You Doc Revealed How To Guarantee You’ll Fall Asleep In Minutes
- He said it just needs a simple massage to take it off in three minutes
- He also revealed tips to reduce stress and exercise better
A massage therapist has weighed in on the viral TikTok video that claims rubbing your wrists before bed can help you fall asleep.
The trick involves finding the spot on the inside of your wrist and rubbing it in a circular motion for two or three minutes until you fall asleep.
Speaking with FEMAIL Ingrid Galloway from Blys said the trick, made popular by Younger You Doc, might work.
“It can’t hurt to try,” she said. “This spot on your wrist is called the Heart 7 Point (HT7), which helps calm the mind.”
Massage therapist Ingrid Galloway says the trick could work and “doesn’t hurt.” The hack involves rubbing your wrist for two to three minutes
“Acupuncturists use it as one of their acupoints, so massaging it can help calm your mind.”
In traditional Chinese medicine, the name of the pressure point is called Shenmen, which translates to “gate of the mind.”
It’s used to treat conditions like insomnia, stress, anxiety, and irritability, but the trick isn’t as likely to work for chronic insomniacs.
“Chronic insomniacs need to completely relax, prepare their environment and make their bodies receptive to sleep,” she said.
What does a good sleep hygiene routine look like?
Stick to regular sleeping patterns
Stay in bed for up to 8.5 hours
Relax before bedtime
Create a comfortable environment
· Don’t use electronics in your bedroom
Avoiding naps during the day
Avoid looking at the time when you can’t sleep
Avoid alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes
Avoiding sleeping pills
Looking for the right treatment if necessary
Source: Health directly
Good sleep hygiene is the best way to ensure a good night’s sleep.
“I don’t think rubbing their wrists for two minutes will work as a standalone remedy.”
The trick has gone viral since the TikTok “doctor” shared it last week.
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“All you need to do is rub that spot on your wrist for two to three minutes,” he demonstrated.
Using two fingers, the doctor took his pulse point in a circular motion and demonstrated its effectiveness by “immediately falling asleep.”
The video also revealed tricks to increase mobility and reduce stress.
He also revealed that an ice pack on the chest relieves stress and that rubbing your jaw helps with mobility
He explains that rubbing your jaw in a circular motion can improve your mobility and demonstrated this in a stretch.
To combat stress, he recommends an ice pack on the chest that “stimulates the vagus nerve” and forces the body to relax.
The Doctor has more than 80,000 followers on the video sharing platform.
His goal is to help professionals look and feel like younger versions of themselves.