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How to Use Your Feet to Fall Asleep

More satisfying sleep may only be one foot away, literally. You may have heard that sticking one foot outside of your blanket can help you fall asleep faster, but it’s not just a rumor.

According to a video shared on YouTube by New York Magazine, science has plenty of facts to back up this easy, sleep tip. While higher body temperatures are associated with improved memory, alertness, attention and reaction times, the dip in body temperature that occurs right before your bedtime helps you feel sleepy.

Sleep experts recommend keeping cool during the night to prevent nighttime awakenings, but you should also know that anything that cools you down before you tuck in is also beneficial to help you fall asleep.

Your feet in particular contain special vascular structures just below the skin to help regulate heat loss. When your feet are exposed to cool night air, the blood there chills down, and as it circulates throughout your body it cools down your core temperature.

Enjoying cooler sleep in Houston during the summer can be a difficult task, but get creative and stay committed to taking advantage of all the benefits that quality shut-eye provides.

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2 Responses to How to Use Your Feet to Fall Asleep

  1. Mona July 29, 2015 at 4:36 am #

    I always leave a foot out, sometimes 2. Never realized that it was contributing to my good sleep!

    • Sade Jenmi July 29, 2015 at 11:32 am #

      That’s so cool, Mona! We are are so happy that you’ve learned what helps you get the most out of your shut eye. Thank you so much for taking the time to interact with us, as we are so grateful to have your support! Have you had a chance to come test out our incredible systems at GF? Join us at 6006 N. Freeway, 7227 W. Grand Parkway or 2411 Post Oak this afternoon to boost your snooze even more tonight with a quality mattress that will provide you with maximum support and comfort, helping to reduce nighttime awakening and increase refreshing mornings. We’d be blessed to have you! Take care and have an amazing rest of your week!

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