Experts agree that it’s important to indulge in self-care to manage stress and boost energy.1 Self-care is important for one’s physical and mental health but is lounging in bed all day the healthiest way to give yourself some TLC?

Yes, according to many social media users. A booming new trend sweeping TikTok involves staying in bed for extended periods—not to sleep, but to do passive activities like eating snacks, watching TV, and scrolling through devices. The fad has been dubbed “bed rotting.”