WE all dream of having a good sleep each night, and according to one woman, it's easier than you think.
The American woman, who shares clips on her Zoning For Life TikTok page, has revealed how a pen could be the answer to a deep slumber.
In a now viral clip, she said to get a ball point pen – but keep the cap on.
Apparently, the secret is to apply pressure to the big toe of someone's foot using the end of the pen and this will release melatonin – a sleep hormone.
This will result in a more rested snooze and better quality sleep – hooray.
She explained: "For a better night's sleep, grab a pen – ballpoint pen with the lid."
She demonstrated grabbing the foot with your fingers wrapped around the big toe for support.
"Give it a jab, wake up that pineal gland to release the melatonin and you're going to sleep like a baby," she said.
The clip has garnered a huge 428,000 likes on the platform, with more than 6000 comments from people who are grateful for the tip.
Some people remained doubtful, however the trick is well known and commonly used in reflexology – a practise aimed to restore the body's natural balance.
Reflexologist Michele Stevens told Healthista that practising a little foot reflexology can help you get a better night's sleep.
Our feet contain 26 bones and over 7,000 nerve endings, called reflexes,and those reflexes are linked to every organ in our bodies – including our brain.
The pineal gland is a small gland located in the brain that helps to regulate hormones, one of which is called melatonin – this helps regulate sleep patterns.
So it seems a little foot rub before you hit the sheets can go a long way.
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