People are not silent about ‘cricket’.
Some people swear by rubbing their feet like crickets before bed to ease themselves into a peaceful sleep, Bustle Report.
The term “cricket feet” has been viewed 53.4 million times on TikTok, with sleepyheads sharing videos of themselves promoting the technology that makes them feel as good as bugs.
In a video that has been viewed more than 17,000 times, a woman named Marissa on TikTok @rissmonte, Posted a video She does this trick herself before bed.
“Rub my feet like a cricket before bed,” the text on the video reads.
Her commenters said they did the same thing to fall asleep.
“OMG I’m glad I’m not the only one. Every night,” someone wrote.
“That’s comforting!” said another.
“Oh, love it too,” chimed in a third.
Kristen, another TikTok user from Maine who goes by @notyouraveragethrpst on the platform and has more than 426,000 followers, also likes sleep tips.
“I just learned this and never realized I had done it before😂😂,” she Added title to video.
Her followers also say they rely on the foot-rub technique to fall asleep quickly.
“This is the only way I can sleep,” one wrote.
“As a kid, my mom always told me I should do this to help me relax and fall asleep😅😲,” added another.
“That’s what it’s called? I do it all the time. Never realized it was so common,” chimed in a third.
Some social media users said cricket was also a “stim,” short for “self-stimulation,” a self-soothing behavior common among neurodivergent people, including those with ADHD or the autism spectrum.
Experts say the technique has proven benefits, including calming the nervous system and helping your body “regulate itself.”
Chinese herbalist and physical therapist Dr. Eileen Lee likens the practice to acupuncture, telling Bustle that feet are “full of nerve endings and a series of acupuncture points that, when stimulated, can help regulate and calm your emotions.” Central Nervous System. “