3 New Ways to Sleep Deeply
Posted March 6, 2008on:
1. Slip on some socks
The instant warm-up widens blood vesels in your feet, allowing your body to transfer heat from its core to the extremitier, cooling you slightly, which induces sleep, says Phyllir Zee, PhD, director of sleep disorders at North-western University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Wearing an old-fashioned nightcap achieves the same result.
2. Stay on schedule
People who follow regular daily routines-bedtimes and wake up times, work hours and meals-report fewer sleep problems than those with more unpredictable lives, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Recurring time cues synchronize your body rhythmr and sleep-wake cycles, says Lawrence Epstein, MD
3. Go dark
Any light signals the brain to wake up, but “blue light” from your cell phone and your clock’s digital display are the best offenders. For a sound sleep, turn your clock arround and banish lighted devices.
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