Wear Socks To Fall Asleep Easily

If you're having trouble getting to sleep, the problem may not be in your head. In fact, it might be in your feet.

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Swiss researchers found that when we are on the cusp of falling asleep, our body redirects blood flow to our hands and feet. When these extremities are warm, their blood vessels can dilate and allow for greater blood flow, which of course aids in the redistribution of blood and helps you get to sleep.

So if you're having trouble nodding off, the solution could be as simple as throwing on a warm pair of socks. If, like me, you have an aversion to wearing socks to sleep, a hot water bottle at the foot of the bed can serve just as well.

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    No wonder i fall asleep at work meetings!

    no I think that is probably boredom.. the only output generated by meetings.. well that and hot air

    I can see how this would be effective.. But I actually love being toasty warm and having my feet hanging out the end all cool, I get too hot all under the covers.

    I wrap my feet with the end of the doona(/duvet). Does the same job, best I can tell.

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