806 Health: A Trick To Help You Fall Asleep Faster
Sleep can be a glorious thing. Especially if you are one that tends to get the recommended amount of rest. I, for one, am not someone who can easily get a good night of sleep. I try a little bit of everything. I have tried taking melatonin. Sometimes it works, sometimes it actually keeps me up most the night. Weird, huh?
I have tried essential oils. I love the smell of the oils as they waft out of the diffuser. Alas, I can't say that it has helped me sleep better. I would love to be able to scream it from the mountaintops. I really would. I don't drink caffeine at all, so I know that is not the culprit in whatever is keeping me up at night.
I actually suspect that my many years of early morning radio shifts is what has contributed to my poor sleep patterns. When you wake up that early, you sometimes worry about oversleeping and--in a cruel twist of fate--you end up checking the time way too often to get some decent sleep.
I was on TIkTok over the weekend and I came across a doctor who was giving some advice for improving sleep habits. Get this: she suggested that you should wear your socks to bed. I don't usually do such a thing, but I did last week when the weather was so crazy. I needed to make sure everything was covered in order to stay warm, even my feet.
I will say that I do think I slept better last week while wearing my socks to bed. Although I can't totally say it's because of the socks, it could possibly be the case..... Apparently when you sleep with socks on your toes and feet are all toasty. That causes your blood vessels to open up and your body will start to regulate. When that happens, your brain goes 'a-ha!' and subconsciously realizes that it is time to go to bed. Pretty interesting, right?
So, while I am still testing the theory out to see if this one is in fact working for me, I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you fall asleep pretty quickly? Do you sleep with socks on? Let's discuss.
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