We’ve all experienced the all-consuming struggle to fall asleep, and strangely enough, keeping our foot uncovered is what often helps do the trick. The mystery behind what makes us do this lies in the fact that the ideal temperature for a good night’s sleep is 65°F and our feet are a gateway into that perfect environment.
We at Bright Side got to the bottom of this odd sleeping habit.
It helps regulate our body’s temperature.
Our feet are actually the perfect cooling mechanisms. According to a sleep expert, they contain a link between arteries and veins unlike any other part of our body, “which dilate in warm temperatures, allowing more blood to reach the surface of the skin in order to cool it down.”