There is nothing worse than knowing you are exhausted but being unable to fall asleep.
But this simple trick could be the key if you are having trouble sleeping, with one medical ‘expert’ recommending a simple massage technique on social media.
Posting a video on TikTok, @youngeryoudoc revealed a sleep hack he recommends for when you’re “so tired” but can’t fall asleep.
“All you’ve got to do is rub that spot on your wrist for two to three minutes,” he shared, demonstrating how he uses two fingers to rub his wrist in small circular motions.
He goes on to explain in the comments: “The wrist spot is actually an acupressure spot that has come up in several studies.”
It’s called the spirit gate point, according to Healthline, and is located at the crease on your outer wrist, below your pinkie finger.
Stimulating this pressure point is associated with quieting your mind, which can help you fall asleep, and is often used to help treat insomnia.
There is also the inner frontier gate point (also associated with soothing nausea, stomach pain, and headaches), which is found on your inner forearm between two tendons, slightly more to the centre of your wrist.
Given how much many people struggle with getting to sleep, the trick was well received by his followers.
“Thanks for sharing,” one person wrote, while another comment read: “Great info.”
“Ohhhhh wait I thought rubbing my wrist would wake me up, it made me more sleepy,” one person quipped.
“I know the sleep one works,” another follower confirmed.
Meanwhile, one person also joked: “That spot on my wrist rubs on my desk while typing. Is this why I’m sleepy by 2pm?”
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