Bed rotting: The new Gen Z self-care trend explained

Bed rotting: The new Gen Z self-care trend explained
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Most people love a good ol' rest in their bed, and in a new self-care trend people are spending all hours in bed in what has been coined by Gen Z on TikTok as "bed rotting."

It basically describes lying in bed for a long time where people do different activities as self-care comes in different forms after all -from eating, to binge-watching their favourite TV shows or just wanting some peace and quiet.

Or alternatively doing face and hair masks, skincare routines, and meditation.

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Depending on how much you need to compress from social situations, bed rot can last anywhere from a few hours to a whole weekend.

On TikTok, bed rotting has become the thing to do as it has over 295.1m views as people discuss why they love this activity - often from the comfort of their own beds.

The term gained popularity after TikToker @g0bra77y asked "Who tf actually like rotting in her bed," before gesturing at herself which gained 1.4m views when posted in December last year.


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One person said: "I feel my purpose in this life is to rot in different places - my bed, hotel bed, beach sand, hammock etc. I was made to lay and rot."

"My favorite activity," another declared.

Someone else added: "I wish it was acceptable to tell people this is my hobby."

"Me watching this as I’m in my bed," a fourth person commented.

But it's not just the bedroom where Gen Z are spending along time in as another TikTok self-care trend "Everything Shower," where they have a shower that takes hours and encapsulates skincare, shaving, cleaning and grooming along with your favourite music.

Also, jet setters are swapping self-indulgence for self-care, a study has shown.

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