Can lettuce help you sleep? According to the latest viral health hack making the rounds on TikTok, a steaming hot cup of lettuce water before bedtime is the key to falling asleep fast. On May 30 Shapla Hoque shared the tip on her TikTok account in a video that has now been viewed at least 7.1 million times.
And, in the days since, TikTok–ers around the world have also endorsed the nighttime ritual, with a whopping 12 million plus views on all #lettucewater videos shared.
“Apparently drinking lettuce water makes you sleepy, so — sis don’t sleep, so I’m gonna try it out,” Hoque told viewers in her video.
She then poured boiling water in a cup full of iceberg lettuce leaves, adding a little peppermint tea for flavor. “Tastes like nothing,” she said after taking a sip.
In her next update she confirmed she was feeling “slightly drowsy.” And in the one after that, Hoque’s eyes were closed as she said: “Your sis is gone.”
In a follow-up video Hoque posted on TikTok the next…