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Can’t Sleep? How Your Feet Can Help You Doze Off

posted: 07/17/15
by: Mara Betsch
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Insomnia is the absolute worst. No one likes lying awake with questions like "did I lock the door?" and "am I prepared for that meeting tomorrow?" running through your mind. But if you've tried counting sheep, pacing the room, and other bedtime hacks, we've got a new one for you, and it involves your feet!

Next time you're tossing and turning, stick one or both of your feet outside of the blankets. Why? Because it helps cool down your internal temperature. You see, your body naturally gets a little cooler before bedtime, signalling you to nod off. So anything you can do to cool down will help your body and brain know it's time to go to bed. Learn why your feet are the perfect body part to regulate your internal temperature with this clever video.