I tried TikTok’s viral lettuce water sleep aid. It was kind of gross and I slept horribly.

I tried TikTok's viral lettuce water sleep aid. It was kind of gross and I slept horribly.

Don’t trust anything on the internet — until Mashable tries it first. Welcome to the Hype Test, where we review viral trends and tell you what’s really worth millions of likes.


I’m not a great sleeper — I routinely function on roughly five hours — so I’m open to trying anything that’ll help me catch some Zs. 

OK, so I’m not great at putting down my phone before bed, but I live online so that feels impossible. But when lettuce water started going viral on TikTok as a sleep aid, I figured, sure, let’s give it a go. So, yes, last night before bed I drank a mug of lettuce tea. 

In case you haven’t seen viral lettuce water TikToks, it is — disturbingly — exactly what it sounds like. Picture making a nice cup of tea, except instead of steeping a tea bag you are dunking leaves of lettuce in hot water. Then you drink that cabbagey concoction. This remedy, supposedly, makes you quite sleepy. Somehow, this has become A Thing all over TikTok.  Read more…

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