If you’re on nighttime medicine that ensures drowsiness, were outside all day with the kids in the blazing heat, or ran a triathlon, chances are your sleep was a restless one. Whether you woke up in a cold sweat with something on your mind, tossed and turned and couldn’t get comfortable, or couldn’t even get to sleep in the first place, a peaceful night’s sleep is becoming hard to come by.
According to NY Mag, it might be all to do with your body temperature. And if you’re too hot or too cold, that’s what messing up your nights. There’s a solution — one that some of you might already be doing. Our body temperature drops as we start to fall asleep and while we’re sleeping. And our body heat is at its lowest when we’re in a deep slumber. But that’s what our cozy blankets are for.
Our feet, however, are designed to help regulate heat loss. So you know when you create a cozy cocoon? That’s only ideal for so long, and then your body becomes a hot pocket. But allowing one (or both) of your feet to escape your steamy duvet oven is one of the fastest ways to lower your internal temperature, Medical Daily explains. So don’t wear socks to bed. That’s just plain crazy.
Experts also suggest that keeping your room at a comfortable 15 to 19 degrees will help the body reach a deeper sleep. Don’t go blasting the air conditioning just yet. Instead, allow one or even both feet to bask in some of that fresh air. It’ll do wonders.