We’ve all experienced the grueling struggle to fall asleep, and interestingly enough, keeping your foot bare is what often helps solve the problem.
The mystery behind what makes us do this is the done that the ideal temperature for a good night’s sleep is 18°C and our feet are a gateway to this perfect environment. We discovered this strange sleeping habit.
Helps regulate our body temperature
Our feet are actually the perfect cooling mechanisms. according to a sleep expertthey contain a link between arteries and veins like no other part of our body, “which dilate at high temperatures, allowing more blood to reach the surface of the skin to cool it.”
Also, the feet are hairless, so they stay cool at night. As a result, our body temperature is balanced and we can sleep comfortably.
Putting your foot out helps you fall asleep faster
To sleep, our body temperature needs to drop 1 to 2 degrees. That’s why we struggle to stay awake when it gets too hot; our bodies fight against overheating.
That is why it is essential to stay cool at night, and taking one foot out of the blanket can be enough. The sooner you allow your body to cool down, the sooner you can fall into dreamland.
It is the most comfortable position if you need to sleep under a blanket
There are several reasons why most of us cannot sleep without a blanket. But the common problem that we all experience is that it is too hot, so we find ourselves in a difficult situation.
Uncovering your feet is the perfect solution to this dilemma and helps us snuggle up under a blanket while keeping our bodies cool at night.
Do you stretch your feet while you sleep? Does it work when you’re struggling to fall asleep?