Have you ever had one of those nights where you just can’t sleep , no matter what you do? With each wide-eyed moment that passes, you become more and more agitated, prolonging that desired slumber even more.
And the next day at work? Forget about that productive day you had planned. You'll be too busy chugging caffeine and holding your eyelids open (ouch).
Turns out, what you’re sleeping under may be to blame. If your internal temperature is too high when you’re trying to doze off, it can keep you up. But don’t worry—you can still cozy up under your favorite blankets. Just pop a foot on top of the covers and you should cool off just enough to fall asleep .
Wondering why this works? Watch this New York Magazine video to find out why and get one step closer to a good night's sleep. Sweet dreams!
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author