How your feet can help you sleep


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If you have trouble sleeping, you already know the basics: Avoid caffeine late in the day, close your smartphone or laptop before bedtime, keep your bedroom dark and cool – that's it. But there is something you probably did not try, mainly because it is, frankly, a little strange. The next time you wake up in the evening, try to stick one or both legs from under your covers. No, really – it works! Helps reduce your internal temperature, which signals to your body that it is time to get drunk. In the first episode of the new television series Science of Us, we explore the biology behind this unlikely sleep tip. Check it out and come back next week for the second installment of our animated videos!

From Abraham Riesman and Melissa Dahl

This article originally appeared at ScienceofUs.com

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