Acupuncturist reveals special spot behind the ear which can put you to sleep in minutes

IF you're keen for the best sleep of your life, then listen up, because an expert has revealed a little-known hack which will knock you out in minutes.

Doctor Josh Hanson revealed the secret to a good night's sleep is a little rub behind the ear, and demonstrated how it works on TikTok.

"Can't sleep? Try this!" he wrote next to the clip, where he explained just how the spot behind your ear can help "make sleep easier".

In a video, the doctor points out an area called the "anmian", and says to rub it between 100 and 200 times to help relax the nervous system.

Speaking in the clip, Josh, who is a doctor of acupuncture based in Tampa, says: "If you're having trouble sleeping, you want to rub the spot right here – it's called 'anmian'. Anmian means peaceful sleep."

He explained: "What you want to do is come to your ear, slide your finger back. You're going to find a little ridge, a little notch right here. It's going to be tender and sore.


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"Rub in a circular motion 100-200 times, and that's going to help relax your nervous system, calm things down and make sleep easier."

The video has been viewed a whipping 9.8 million times and has more than 870,000 likes from people desperate for some solid slumber.

Desperate for a solution, one person wrote: "Ima try this cause I have sleeping problems."

But others didn't seem so convinced, saying the thought of rubbing the spot up to 200 times put them off.

"I can barely count to 10 sheep before I get bored and accept defeat and you want me to go to 100-200?" someone quipped.

Another agreed: "Are you mad? You lost me at 200 times."

We admit 200 times does sound off-putting, but imagine the restful sleep that awaits.

And if you need more proof, many shared their own experiences after trying the hack and were amazed by how well it worked.

One person confessed: "No joke, I just woke up from doing this and I came back to let y'all know how physically relieved I feel. Do it. It's worth it."

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We also revealed how to get the best night’s sleep EVER as the temperature drops & why the hairdryer is going to be your new best friend.

And a sleep expert reveals why you should NEVER have a mirror in your bedroom – saying they ‘bounce energy and light around’.

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