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Can the ‘Sleepy Girl Mocktail’ Going Viral on TikTok Really Improve Your Slumber?

It’s not hard to understand the appeal of the “sleepy girl mocktail” that’s all over TikTok. Influencers promise that this simple mix of seltzer, tart cherry juice, and magnesium powder is all you need to get a good night’s sleep.

“This is the little mocktail I make when I want to have the best sleep of my life,” one TikToker says in a video with 4.3 million views.

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While there may be some kernels of truth behind influencers’ claims that the ingredients in this mocktail promote sleep, there’s no solid scientific proof that this beverage makes sleep problems a thing of the past, says Jose Ordovas, PhD, a senior scientist and professor at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University.

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