Navigation Links
Warm yourself to sleep

According to Swiss researchers, you are more likely to fall asleep swiftly if your hands and feet are warmer than the temperature of the bedroom. Herbal infusions, relaxation techniques, hot baths and// sleeping pills have all been put forward as answers to that wide-awake feeling. But it appears that nothing beats the dilation of blood vessels in the hands and feet as a sure way to induce drooping eyelids.

Dr Kurt Krauchi and his team at the Sleep Laboratory at Basel monitored the body temperature and functions of a group of young, healthy men as they nodded off. In every case, they fell asleep immediately after a shift in blood flow to hands and feet.

The phenomenon is closely related to the release of hormones such as melatonin, which regulate sleepiness and wakefulness. The researchers say that a hot water bottle at the feet may not directly act on the central nervous system to cause sleep, but it can trigger widening of the blood vessels, which in turn switches the body's sleep mechanism on.

If the extremities are cold, inhibiting the free flow of blood, the sleep hormones fail to kick in and restless insomnia prevails.The scientists speculate that some sleep disorders associated with old age and illness may be caused by poor circulation and an inability to widen blood vessels in the hands and feet.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Pop a pill once a month and free yourself from alcoholism
2. Good sleep enhances task performance
3. Individuals with sleep related breathing disorders more prone to heart disease
4. Deprived sleep leads to ageing
5. Cure for sleepless nights
6. Genetic disorder related with sleep patterns
7. Less sleep increases mortality rates
8. Gastrointestinal conditions affect sleep
9. Brain changes observed in people with sleep apnoea
10. Longer airway in males increases sleep disorder risk
11. Massage therapy regulates sleep cycle of newborns
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Dr. ... New York, has recently begun offering three new minimally invasive procedures to patients ... procedures and reducing downtime, Dr. Rubinstein is excited to bring microneedling, microneedling facials, ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs today announced the opening ... 4210 SW 21st St. Topeka, Kan. 66604 (near 21st and Gage). It is owned ... owns three other locations in the Topeka and Bonner Springs, Kan. area. , ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 23, 2017 , ... ... Breast Cancer Conference from Sept. 18 to 20. , The two-day conference is ... subtype with the goal of improving patients’ lives and eliminating racial breast cancer-related ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... PureLife Dental is pleased to announce ... for CDA members. As part of the amalgam separator endorsement, all CDA members may ... than $400 off the retail value. This partnership between PureLife and CDA is especially ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... June 23, 2017 , ... Ulster University, Magee Campus ... from 9 am to 3 pm to present to graduate students exciting new and ... an original curriculum project led by The Health Improvement Service of the Western Health ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/5/2017)... The Cincinnati location of ... (NYSE: DPLO), has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2017 ... Results are based on an employee survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, ... improvement. The survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including ... ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... June 3, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company ... results from the Phase 3 MONARCH 2 study ... 6 inhibitor, in combination with fulvestrant, significantly improved ... alone in women with hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), human epidermal ... who have relapsed or progressed after endocrine therapy ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... BELL, Pa. , June 1, 2017 ... (PRN) and Veterinarian Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD Pharma ... investment in Nutriceutical Holdings by KD Pharma Group. KD ... Holdings with the option to acquire the entire company. ... partner in KD. They are committed to growing the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: