Monday, August 25, 2014
Let's Try: The trick to perfect sleep
New York magazine recently interviewed a sleep expert (doesn't that sound like an awesome job?), who said that sleeping with your feet outside of your blankets could help you sleep better and fall asleep faster. Scientists have speculated that cooler temperatures cause sleepiness, and the feet-outside-the-blankets theory might work the same way, says Natalie Dautovitch, a spokesperson for the National Sleep Foundation and a psychology professor at the University of Alabama.
"I think it’s likely in service of trying to cool our bodies down because we've gotten too warm to sleep," she said. The feet also have the perfect vascular structure to help dissipate body heat, so "sticking your toe out or your foot out could bring you to a more restorative sleep."
P.S. Tracking your mood, Prancercise, Internet-free Thanksgiving, honest selfies and the 24-Hour No-Complain Challenge! :)
[Photos via We Heart It]