We have all experienced the all-consuming struggle to fall asleep and, curiously, keeping our foot uncovered is what often helps to solve the problem.
The mystery behind what makes us do this is the fact 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.
It Helps Regulate Our Body’s Temperature
Our feet are actually the perfect cooling mechanisms. According to a sleep expert, they contain a link between arteries and veins unlike any other part of our body, “which dilate at high temperatures, allowing more blood to reach the surface of the skin to cool it down.”
Also, the feet are hairless, so they stay cool at night. As a result, our body temperature is balanced and we can sleep comfortably.
Sticking Your Foot Out Helps You To Fall Asleep Faster
To sleep, our body temperature needs to drop by 1 to 2 degrees. This is why we struggle to stay awake when it is 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 may be enough. The sooner you allow your body to cool down, the sooner you can fall into dreamland.
It’s 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.
Discovering your feet is the perfect solution to this dilemma and helps us snuggle under a blanket while keeping our bodies cool at night.
Do you stretch your feet while you sleep? Does it work when you are struggling to fall asleep?