Is the viral sweatshirt sleep hack a game-changer for insomnia?

Are you struggling to get a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. Many people are turning to unconventional methods to catch some Z’s, including a recent viral trend on TikTok known as the “sweatshirt sleep hack.” But does it really work?

In a video shared by content creator @calliegaley, she demonstrates how she achieved her best sleep ever by wrapping a large sweatshirt around her head and creating a makeshift eye mask. This simple trick has garnered millions of likes and thousands of comments, sparking curiosity among those desperate for a good night’s rest.

@calliegaley Loling at myself but I swear it works just try it #grwm #getreadywithme #haul #nightroutine #morningroutine #foryou #foryoupage #fyp #sleep #sleephack ♬ original sound – CALLIE GALEY

But what exactly is the sweatshirt sleep hack, and why has it become so popular? Dr. Jessica Andrade, a certified physician, explains that the sensation of being swaddled or wrapped snugly can create feelings of comfort and security, making it an effective method for some individuals, especially those with anxiety.

The process involves folding a sweatshirt in half and placing it over the eyes, leaving the nose and mouth exposed. Then, tie the sleeves loosely under the chin and tuck them behind the head to keep them in place. While this may sound simple enough, there are some potential drawbacks to consider.

How safe is it?

One concern is overheating, as the extra fabric of the sweatshirt could trap heat and cause discomfort during the night. Additionally, there is a risk of restricting airflow by tucking the sleeves too tightly under the chin. Some individuals may also experience skin irritation or itchiness from the fabric, further complicating their sleep.

Underneath Galey’s video, one person commented: “This would make me panic and choke for some reason,” while another wrote: “Hardly not. That would give me a major panic attack.”

Despite these potential issues, many people have found success with the sweatshirt sleep hack and swear by its effectiveness. However, it’s essential to listen to your body and prioritize your comfort and safety when trying out this or any sleep technique.

The sweatshirt sleep hack is a viral trend that has captured the attention of millions, offering a unique solution to the common problem of insomnia. While it may not be suitable for everyone, it’s worth giving it a try if you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep.

This article was syndicated from Marie Claire Greece
Translated and adapted by Praise Vandeh, Marie Claire Nigeria Content Writer


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