Sleep With a Foot Out of the Covers
If you already sleep with a foot hanging off the bed, you’re in luck: that habit can seriously impact the quality of sleep you get. According to Natalie Dautovich, PhD, the temperature is a huge factor in catching zzzs, and keeping your feet out from underneath your warm covers can make sure your body doesn’t get too hot, which can make it nearly impossible to get true shut-eye. Especially since the surface of your feet — which are hairless and contain special heat-beating vascular structures — are designed to help cool down your body. “I think it’s likely in service of trying to cool our bodies down because we’ve gotten too warm to sleep. [Even] sticking your toe out or your foot out could bring you to a more restorative sleep,” Dautovitch said.