Can’t Fall Asleep? Try Doing This With Your Feet

We’re wrapping up this week with a little tip to help you get a better night’s sleep. When the winter blues strike, some quality rest can help you feel refreshed and recharged. On the other hand, insomnia can exacerbate a bad mood. Try out this simple trick to help you sleep more soundly this weekend. We’ll be giving it a go ourselves. Warning: In order to try this out, you’ll have to overcome any lingering childhood fears of keeping limbs outside the covers.

The Feet Sleep Trick:

According to scientists, the key to a good night’s sleep is to keep your feet outside of the covers. Weird, we know, but hear us out. There are various reasons for this claim.

Scientists believe cooler temperatures can make us feel sleepier, and overheating is a common complaint of people who struggle with sleep. As warm-blooded humans, our bodies are able to generate their own heat, even if we’re in cold temperatures. Our feet, in particular, help to regulate our temperature. As a result, studies have shown that keeping your feet exposed can help regulate your body temperature and cool you off quicker.

So, it makes sense that cooler feet may lead to a better night’s sleep. We say try it out and see if it works for you. If you can’t commit to both feet, ease into the practice by trying just one foot, and see if it makes any improvement.

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