How wearing socks in bed helps you sleep.

Well, you are still here. So then, let’s get right into it.

Why socks? 

Socks keep your feet warm in bed, and this helps lower your core body temperature. Warm feet aid a process called vasodilation. It widens your veins and allows your blood to circulate. As a result, it lowers your core body temperature, enabling sleep and perhaps, uninterrupted throughout the night.

While there are other ways to keep your feet warm, wearing socks is, without doubt, the best. I’ll tell you why.

They are comfortable if you get the right size and material.

If you hit the stores in your following shopping regimen, remember to go for sleeping socks that fit you right. Get those that gently hold on to your legs so they don’t fall off as you sleep. Pick the size that makes you feel comfortable, with less compression against your skin.

Get a pair made of material that allows movement of excess heat. You don’t want to wake up in the middle of the night bothered by this. So, probably cotton, spandex, or polyester socks will do.

Require less effort

Unlike hot pads (such as in rice socks and hot water bottles) or heating your blanket, wearing socks requires little effort. Just get a pair on your hands, and in less than 30 seconds, they are on your feet. Imagine having to apply hot pads to your feet or getting a heater to heat your blanket? Hectic, isn’t it?

They are safer.

There is a likely chance that you will fall asleep and leave your heater on, or maybe, your electric blanket. The next thing is, you will wake up to scorched skin because of too much heat. It doesn’t sound good, does it? So, socks are much safer to use.

The bottom line.

If you are looking at improving sleep or kicking out that persistent insomnia, then wearing socks to bed is definitely for you. They not only help you sleep well but also require less effort, are comfortable and, more so, safer.

I’ll leave it at that, probably to give you a chance to try this tonight. Have a smooth sleep then.

How To Easily Reduce Your Body Weight Without Exercises


Most people may not be having problems with extra pounds on their bodies, but it’s a big nightmare to some. However, lack of enough time due to tight work schedules or simply creating adequate room for body exercises makes it a daunting task.

Here are conventional ways to help you keep your body weight in check without necessarily doing exercises

Avoid too much sugar beverages

You should limit your consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, especially soft carbonated drinks, to a possible minimum. They contain empty calories void of essential nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, fibre and fats.

This added sugar increases your blood sugar and hormone levels. It causes hyperglycemia which induces weight gain while further interfering with your body’s leptin hormone responsible for energy regulation and fat storage.

Besides, sweetened beverages lack protein which is an essential nutrient in blood sugar control.

Take a High protein diet

Consider taking a high protein diet due to its ability to burn more calories. Proteins have a higher thermic effect, meaning they take more energy to process than fats and carbohydrates.

Your body has to work extra hard to digest them hence, an incredible potential to burn calories and body fat.

Drink less alcohol

Your liver emulsifies and burns your body fat, but the presence of alcohol may halt that. It prompts its initial clearing before resuming fat burning, and this could even be worse if too much of it is present in your bloodstream.

Alcohol consumption also influences you to make poor food choices. Your desire to eat fatty foods becomes greater than consuming considerably healthier ones, including vegetables and fruits.

Eat plenty of fiber- especially soluble fiber

Food rich in soluble fibre slows down stomach emptying and gives you the feeling of being full for a while longer after eating. It cuts your constant urge of eating that would otherwise increase your bulk stomach content.

It also helps slow the rate at which sugar is released into your bloodstream, sustaining a steady energy level after eating.

Soluble fibre also provides food for trillions of your gut bacteria responsible for weight management and blood sugar control.

Take green tea more often

Regularly take green tea. It contains caffeine and catechins that help boost metabolism and increase fat burning. A cup of green tea per day may burn up to 75 to 100 calories from your body.

In addition, the catechins are loaded with potent antioxidants, epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) being the most important. It mobilizes fat from fat cells and inhibits an enzyme that breaks down the hormone norepinephrine. When this enzyme is inhibited, fat breakdown is initiated.

Try Intermittent fasting

You do not have to be so overly ambitious at the beginning to go an entire week without eating, but missing a few hours, say 10 or 15, can still be effective. As you progress, your tolerance to hunger becomes much better, and there, you can comfortably add more hours.

You can also choose to skip meals or take lighter ones but with lower calories and fat content.

Your body constantly needs energy, and when that is not provided by food, it turns back to digesting its fat. That way, your body fat levels are easily maintained.

Avoid stressful situations

When in stressful situations, your body naturally produces excessive cortisol levels – a normal stress-causing hormone – which stimulates your carbohydrates and fat metabolism. It causes a surge of energy in your body. Your appetite for food simultaneously increases.

As a result, you are likely to indulge in eating unhealthy foods due to increased craving for sweet, salty and fatty foods.

So, try to be relaxed as much as possible. You can achieve this through meditation, deep breathing, and simple yoga to help bring this hormone back to normal whenever you feel stressed.

Daily habits for healthy living you should start doing now

Many people perceive healthy living as how to organize diet, from what they should eat to what they should drink. However true this is, we can all agree that good food is just a part of what encompasses it. The idea behind healthy living is quite explicit; it goes beyond just a proper diet.

Let’s explore the different tips for healthy living.

Of course, good diet is important

A proper diet is an integral part of healthy living. You become what you eat, remember? so, your choice of food is as important as life itself. You should choose the right type of food to build your body rather than disintegrate it. Your immunity and response to diseases and other health complications largely depend on what you eat.

Therefore, choose to eat less sugar, drink less alcohol and avoid food with too much cholesterol. instead, consume less meat and, eat more green vegetables and fruits. Drink enough water, preferably eight glasses daily, for proper and balanced body metabolism.

Your response to day to day situations

You choose how you respond to situations that stand your way, and you define the outcome. It will help if you learn to master your resolve and steer your responses to better outcomes through challenging situations. The idea is to learn to respond rather than react to situations no matter how challenging or difficult the choices you have to make are, as they define the outcome.

Never make hallmark decisions on temporary situations as they will adversely affect your long term future. Always learn never to make decisions when too angry or make promises when too happy because it is right here when your judgement is clouded by too much emotion.

Have healthy social interactions

The ability to foster better and healthy relationships with people and things surrounding you or exist within your realm is important for healthy living. It comes from the relationships you forge with people who cross paths with you daily, be it at the office, at work, learning institutions or even at your grocery shop. Approach people with respect and treat them with dignity as that is the same energy you will receive back from them.

Pay enough attention to the people that matter to you. Sympathize with them when in darkness and celebrate with them in light because these situations define us as humans. If you a pet dog, take good care of it. Be sure to give it the right food and medication it deserves. Your loved ones, be sure to give them a call more often even though you can’t reach them physically. In the end, you will realize how effortlessly you have been able to achieve the happiness that comes with the good relations you have had, and that is what defines healthy living.

Laugh and love more, but denounce hatred

Hate can be so consuming sometimes. It builds too much negative energy and makes your co-existence with others a punishment rather than a blessing. It makes you focus on the negative side of things and people around you, and you become unappreciative of the differences that exist. So, here is a great solution;

Reciprocate any hatred within you, channel that negative energy into positive energy. Start by loving yourself first. Do the things that you love or make you happy. Treat yourself to that good meal. Take a fun vacation to that cheap simple beach hotel. Steadily, you will start appreciating your being. You will eventually find no reason to carry all that negative energy around with you.

Do not always be vindictive

Revenge does not always dissolve the situation or make you feel better. Instead, try to forgive more often than you seek vengeance. Always put in mind that humans are prone to constant error and may disappoint, sometimes deliberately. Take it one step at a time, forgive them once, then twice and more till they find no reason to come at you again. They will certainly despair at the notion of failing to see you hurt whenever they try to harm you. However hard this may seem, it will prove crucial for your inner peace, and eventually, you will find a reason to be happy.

Exercise more

Try making working out an art. Something that helps you ease your nerves before a long-anticipated day or as a meditative tool after a long day’s hard work. Be filled with the desire to remain fit. Exercises are important to your body, too, as they help boost your immunity against lifestyle diseases, including high blood pressure and some other cardiovascular diseases.

Simple jogs in the early mornings or long walks in the evenings after work or school can be important exercises for you. If able to, hit the gym several times a week, and you will certainly feel good about yourself.

Set your goals and work for them.

We all live with certain goals set in mind. At each stage in life, we all want to achieve something, whether buying a house, starting a family or graduating from college. However, the principle is to set realistic and achievable goals that you can attain within your means.

Therefore, do not set goals that you clearly won’t be able to achieve because, in the end, that would only leave you frustrated. Evaluate your current status or situation first, see the stretches of your limits then set your goals within them.

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