A sleeping hack that actually works – top doctors shares body tips


Body hacks that REALLY work! Doctor reveals why you should sniff an alcohol wipe to beat nausea and eat a spoon of peanut butter before bed to fall asleep in viral TikTok video

  • Dr. Anthony Youn, 48, from Detroit, has shared top body hacks in a viral video
  • The tips, which he says ‘actually work’ include eating peanut butter to fall asleep
  • Another suggestion is to sniff an alcohol wipe to help with nausea 
  • Meanwhile shaking your head from side to side can awaken a ‘dead’ arm 










A social media doctor has wowed TikTok users with a series of simple but effective body hacks – from how to fall asleep quickly to how to combat nausea.

Dr Anthony Youn, 48, from Detroit, shared the tips in a video called ‘Body hacks that actually work’, which has gone viral with 2.6 million views, and also shared the video on Instagram, with his 795,000 followers. 

The board-certified plastic surgeon – known as ‘America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon’ – topped his list of hacks with what to do if you feel like you’re going to be sick.

In the video, shared with his 4.9 million followers, he said: ‘Take a sniff of [an] alcohol wipe. Doctors and nurses use it all the time to help with nausea.’ 

In this video, the surgeon suggested sniffing an alcohol wipe to help alleviate nausea - saying that doctors and nurses do this all the time

In this video, the surgeon suggested sniffing an alcohol wipe to help alleviate nausea – saying that doctors and nurses do this all the time

Indeed, a 2015 study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine found that inhaling isoproply alcohol vapor decreased nausea by more than 50 per cent, compared to other remedies, including an anti-sickness drug given to chemo patients. 

Researchers did not find a clear explanation, but said it may be a case of ‘olfactory distraction’, or taking your mind off feeling sick, meaning that the same effect could be achieved with other scents.  

His next tip, which may be useful for insomniacs, is to try a scoop of peanut butter before going to bed.  

Dr Youn said: ‘It contains tryptophan which will help you fall asleep.’ 

He also shared a quick solution to get rid of numbness if your arm goes to sleep. 

A common problem for many people is falling asleep - but Dr Youn also had a simple hack for that, which he shared in his viral video

 A common problem for many people is falling asleep – but Dr Youn also had a simple hack for that, which he shared in his viral video

According to the doctor in his recent TikTok video, it's worth eating a a scoop of peanut butter before bed because it contains tryptophan which can help you fall asleep

According to the doctor in his recent TikTok video, it’s worth eating a a scoop of peanut butter before bed because it contains tryptophan which can help you fall asleep

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HOW TO BEAT NAUSEA: Take a sniff of an alcohol swab

According to research, inhaling isopropyl alcohol – the main ingredient used in alcohol swabs – is clinically proven to reduce the symptoms of mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. 

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THE NATURAL WAY TO DRIFT STRAIGHT OFF TO SLEEP: Eat peanut butter

Dr. Youn explained that eating a spoonful of peanut butter before bedtime will decrease the amount of time that it takes you to fall asleep, because it contains tryptophan, which is a natural dietary hypnotic. 

The ingredient is clinically proven to treat mild insomnia, and helps anyone suffering from long sleep latency.   

HOW TO CURE A DEAD ARM: Rock your head from side to side 

A ‘dead’ limb is caused when pressure is applied to the nerves, preventing them from transmitting their usual impulses – resulting in feelings of numbness that then lead to a tingling sensation as the feeling returns to the limb. 

Shaking your head from side to side helps to relax your neck, removing pressure on the nerves, which helps them to restore feeling to your arm. 

THE EASY WAY TO SOLVE STRESS: Inhale for four, exhale for eight 

When your body is in a state of relaxation, you tend to breathe more deeply – however any time you feel stress or anxiety, you naturally start to take shallower breaths. 

The process of forcing yourself to take long inhales and exhale can help trick your mind into thinking it is more relaxed. 

According to Dr Youn, you simply need to try ‘rocking your head from side to side a few times’.

He said: ‘That’s going to relax your neck and cause your arm to come back to life.’

The doctor finished his advice with a quick tip for beating stress.  

‘Try closing your eyes, then breathing in for a count of four, then out for a count of eight. Do that a few times and you’re going to feel so much better,’ he said. 

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At the end of the video, the surgeon asked his followers for their input.

Opinions were mixed on the peanut butter hack, with several people highlighting their allergies.  

Does your arm ever go to sleep? Dr Anthony Youn has a hack for that - and it is surprisingly simple

Does your arm ever go to sleep? Dr Anthony Youn has a hack for that – and it is surprisingly simple

To bring your arm back to life, he simply suggests rocking your head from side to side, which will relax your neck, and make your arm feel better

To bring your arm back to life, he simply suggests rocking your head from side to side, which will relax your neck, and make your arm feel better

Perhaps one of the most valuable tips Dr Youn shared was a tip to try when you are stressed out - a problem afflicting many people

Perhaps one of the most valuable tips Dr Youn shared was a tip to try when you are stressed out – a problem afflicting many people

The surgeon said closing your eyes, and inhaling mindfully in then out can help you feel 'so much better'

The surgeon said closing your eyes, and inhaling mindfully in then out can help you feel ‘so much better’

One said: ‘Is there anything other than peanut butter that can help? Peanut allergies suck?’ 

But another was more optimistic, writing: ‘I didn’t know about the peanut butter one!’ 

A few agreed with his alcohol hack, with one taking to Instagram to write: ‘The alcohol swab nausea trick is definitely helpful!

I’ve tried it myself. I also find that chamomile tea is very helpful to relax before bedtime and helps me fall asleep faster.’

But another wasn’t so convinced, saying: ‘An alcohol swab would remind me of all the times I used to throw up from vodka I don’t think that would help me tbh.’



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