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6 (Maybe) Surprising Reasons You Can’t Fall Asleep #1

Posted by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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By The Physicians of The Doctors, RD

                   

Your pillow is too hot.

Resting your head on a cool pillow may help decrease core body temperature and help cause drowsiness. According to a University of Pittsburgh study, insomniacs who wore a special cooling cap fell asleep within 13 minutes (and stayed asleep for 89 percent of the night). This compared favorably with healthy sleepers who dozed off within 16 minutes. Researchers speculate that cooling the brain, which they’ve dubbed cerebral hypothermia, slows metabolism and encourages restfulness. Try putting your pillowcase in the freezer while you get ready for bed to achieve more restful sleep.

Do you like your pillow cold when you sleep?

by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM
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MamaSarah1104
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM
Yes I love cold pillows! My husband bought me a cool gel memory foam pillow for Christmas and I love it!
proudmommy690
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM
Does it work? Stay cool? My df would LOVE one of those!

Quoting MamaSarah1104: Yes I love cold pillows! My husband bought me a cool gel memory foam pillow for Christmas and I love it!
mom2jessnky
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I might have to look into a cooling pillow for DH, he has trouble sleeping and no actual (medical) reason for it.

proudmommy690
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:21 PM
Since I've been with df I've been finding it hard to sleep without a fan on and need a cool pillow. All throughout the night I find myself flipping over the pillow lol
sunshinepraying
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 6:23 PM
It's funny you mention this; I just saw a commercial for a cooling pillow thing.

I've never tried sleeping on a cool pillow. I'll have to try it sometime.
GypsiSky
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 7:06 PM

I love a nice cold pillow!

KW1280
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM
I am weird I like my pillow toasty
shymomof4
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 7:28 PM
I like a cold pillow. I sleep better when my whole room is cold.
MamaMandee
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM
I need my fan on to sleep.

Quoting proudmommy690: Since I've been with df I've been finding it hard to sleep without a fan on and need a cool pillow. All throughout the night I find myself flipping over the pillow lol
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MamaMandee
by on Dec. 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM
I sleep better in a cold room too!

Quoting shymomof4: I like a cold pillow. I sleep better when my whole room is cold.
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