Can't Sleep? Cool Your Brain

Insomnia plagues a lot of people. If you suffer from one of the many common sleep problems and the solutions aren't helping, consider cooling your hot brain down.

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Insomniacs, who seem to have higher-than-normal brain activity that makes the brain "too hot to sleep", were able to sleep almost as easily as other people without sleep disorders when they wore cooling sleep caps. As Time reports, "Cooling off the brain makes sense, since melatonin, one of the more effective medications to help people sleep, also works in part by lowering body temperature."

So, if you have trouble sleeping, it may be worth the investment to get a pillow designed to cool your head or otherwise cool off.

Tip for Insomniacs: Cool Your Head to Fall Asleep [Time via Consumerist]


    I've found that just putting a damp towel or rag on your forehead helps to cool you down for sleep as well.

    There I was thinking that a splash of cold water was only good for waking me up, now you tell me it is just as good for putting me to sleep.

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