Bizarre lettuce tea life hack goes viral for apparently helping you fall asleep

Publish Date
Friday, 4 June 2021, 3:40PM

Find yourself up till 2am waiting to fall asleep?

Well, we've got a new hack you should try out - thanks to TikTok.

Allow us to introduce you to lettuce water ...

Apparently, lettuce water will help you fall asleep and there's some science to back it up.

TikToker @shapla_11 boils some lettuce in water, waits for it to cool off a bit and then drinks it.

But does it really work?

For a long time, lettuce water and lettuce seed oil has been used to promote sleepiness, and also a good night's sleep.

Lettuce contains a high level of lactucarium which is a white milky substance that is said to induce sleep, relieve pain and promote relaxation.

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So although a lettuce snack isn't a traditional bedtime snack it may become one.

"My mum use to do this for me ... always worked for me," one follower commented on Tik Tok.

But she isn't the only one who says the hack works. One parent recommends it to help babies fall asleep.


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"Boiled, turn off, set for 20-30 minutes, strain it in the bathtub, add cold water till correct temp, sleeping baby," the parent wrote on TikTok.

"OMG I do that, since my baby was a newborn," one TikToker commented.

"My grandma swears by this," wrote another.

So do you reckon you could give it a go?

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