People In Utah Are Trying This New Trend When They Can’t Sleep
If you find yourself staring at the ceiling when you should be drifting off to sleep, you may try this tip that is trending on social media. It involves finding your inner cricket and if there’s one thing Utahns should know, it’s crickets. Just ask a seagull.
If you have ever watched an infant, sometimes they rub their little feet together. Those on social media claim this is comforting for babies and that doing the same will help you fall to sleep faster. Your feet are sensitive with lots of nerve endings and the sensation of your feet rubbing together has a soothing effect.
It also helps to focus your mind on something that you don’t always do. This distracts your brain if it is running rapidly through thoughts. The act of rubbing your feet together takes conscious effort and the rhythm gets your mind slowed down.
However, they also note that if you do this habitually in bed it could indicate a medical problem. Restless leg syndrome or periodic limb disorder are possibilities that may disrupt your sleep and cause you to rub your legs together to get comfortable.
One more thing to note is if you are rubbing your feet together and it makes a chirping sound, you may be part insect. Even if it helps you sleep, your cricket sounds are going to wake everyone else in the house. If this is you, you may want to see an entomologist.
So, the next time you can’t drift off and time is ticking away to morning, try rubbing your feet together. If nothing else, it will give you something to do besides counting sheep.