Are you having trouble sleeping? Caught up in the circle of feeling super active at night while spending mornings in the blur? Well, here’s a news for you. With 25 percent of Americans suffering from insomnia and one in every four people diagnosed with the same each year, chances are you are a part of this statistic.
The solution? All you have to do is use your cold gel knee wrap to yourself down.
Surprised that we didn’t list out any sleeping pills or some fancy tea concoction?
Think of your body and mind this way. Remember when your car’s engine overheated because you revved it too hard? All you have to do is let it cool down! Humans function the same way. Our bodies and minds undergo the wear and tear of everyday tasks and pressures of daily life. As a result, we get amped up, hot, and “overheated.”
Stress, anxiety, anger, fear, among other hot emotions, put off our system’s balance and instill agitation. External conditions impact our sleep as well, including the summer heat. A Scientific American article reveals that cooling the brain area behind the forehead effectively induces deep, restful sleep.
Insomnia is a disease of hyperactivity and hyperarousal of the brain. For those suffering sleeplessness, the metabolism of the prefrontal cortex tends to get higher, resulting in brain chatter. The best ice wraps (knee ones work just as well) perform a cooling therapy (or cerebral hypothermia) to calm your mind and lull the person to deep sleep.
Maintaining a healthy sleep routine is just as important as having a good diet and exercise. From improving immunity, enhancing the body’s healing power to improving job/ school performance, cognitive skills, focus, and memory, quality sleep is vital for overall holistic health.
Apart from giving your hot head a cold gel wrap therapy, here are a few more ways to improve the quality of your sleep:
- Start winding down by 7 pm every day, and do not overwork yourself.
- Reduce your screen time and your exposure to blue light. Avoid the habit of scrolling through social media late at night.
- Practice deep breathing before hitting the bed and drink warm water with cinnamon or milk. Be intentional about your practices. Remember, you are doing this for yourself.
- Incorporate exercise into your daily routine and keep moving throughout the day as much as possible. You can even consider adding a sit-stand work desk setup for a more comfortable and mobile workspace.
- Avoid drinking caffeine past 4 pm as it can impact your sleep.
- Keep your body fuel optimally. Stop dieting or undereating. Also, drink ample amounts of water.
- Avoid stressful situations like getting into unnecessary arguments, fighting, or getting angry over petty issues like running out of toilet paper.
- If you like to read, that’s a plus. Choose your favorite genre but make sure it’s not an e-book. The light rays emitted from smart devices lower our melatonin levels that is responsible for inducing sleep.
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