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Should You Wear Socks In Bed?

Keeping warm is essential for a good night's sleep when the cold weather sets in, but should you wear socks to bed? Strange as it may sound, if you've never thought about it, sleeping in socks can actually promote better sleep. Wearing socks in bed can help with hot flushes, improve dry feet, and even relieve sleep apnea. Some people absolutely love wearing socks to bed, whilst others can’t even bear the thought of it. Given the position of our feet in relation to the rest of our bodies, at the extremities, when it’s cold during the winter, your feet can get cold if not covered. It seems perfectly natural then, if you suffer from cold feet, or you fear...

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The Benefits of Napping

A nap is essentially a short sleep during the day. Here's what you need to know about the benefits of sleeping during the day and how the power of an afternoon nap can potentially help you. It might surprise you to learn how common taking a nap during the day actually is. As many as a third of all adults claim to nap, perhaps not every day, but at least every now and again. Whilst babies and young children up to the age of 5 are known to nap regularly if not every day. When it comes to adults, the more male you are, and the older you are, the more common it is to nap apparently. Ronald Reagan, Margaret...

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Yawning Explained

In the 4th century, Hippocrates first described yawning as a method of removing bad air, improving oxygen flow to the brain, and detecting early fever. Whilst this assertion dates back quite some time, it’s not entirely void of truth. Yawning is an involuntary deep breath, followed by a slow exhalation and the closing of the mouth. As many will know, yawning is often said to be contagious. You yawn when you see someone yawning, you see a picture of someone yawning, when you read about someone yawning, hear someone yawning, or even when you think about yawning.

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Top 10 Foods to Eat Before Bed

Legend has it cheese gives you nightmares. But does it really? And if cheese does give you nightmares. What foods can you eat before bed, and what foods should you avoid. Well, wonder no more, and sleep better because of it. Here’s our top 10 foods you can eat before bed, and our top 10 foods to avoid. Top 10 Foods to Eat Before Bed Bananas – Bananas have a high carbohydrate content, as you’ll see with some of the other foods we suggest carbohydrates can be good before bed as they can help you fall asleep faster. Bananas are also digested quickly, this is also a good thing, as you don’t want your body working overtime trying to digest...

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Should I Wear A Sleep Mask?

If you’re someone who has trouble sleeping, be that trouble drifting off to sleep at night, or simply restlessness during the night, you’ve likely tried many things to improve your sleep fortunes. Sleeping pills maybe, or natural remedies such as valerian root, or chamomile tea before bed perhaps. But the chances are you’ve not considered and probably not tried a sleep mask. Whilst global sales for sleep masks do appear to be growing year on year, it’s at a reasonably modest rate, rather than sky high growth. So if you’ve not considered a sleep mask before, we’re here to tell you maybe you should. In addition to benefits to sleep quality, there are many other health benefits from sleeping with...

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