Pinterest
NewsLetter DailyWeekly
 
My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep in the Heat

2013/08/25 | 352 views | Permalink | Source

People escape the heat to watch a movie at the Ttukseom Han River Park in Seoul on Friday.

Temperatures still hover above 24-26 degrees Celsius at night toward the end of August, and prolonged sleep deprivation due to the tropical nights is causing fatigue to many.

At night, the body temperature normally drops and melatonin levels in the blood increase, making people sleepy. But if temperatures stay above 25 degrees, that does not happen.

Experts advise trying to reduce body temperature at night. A 20-30 minute walk or stretch in the early evening is a good way to induce sleep by gradually lowering the body temperature. A tepid sponge bath is also helpful, but taking a cold shower can shock people awake as the body naturally reacts to increase temperature.

Alcohol does hasten the onset of sleep but causes disturbances throughout the night.

Food can also affect the quality of sleep. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals increase the secretion of melatonin, so eating dairy products or fish daily can help with a good night's sleep.

But foods rich in sugar and carbohydrate should be avoided at night. Otherwise they rapidly increase the blood sugar level and induce the secretion of insulin, causing sleep disturbances. Going to bed hungry or after a big meal both lead to the release of stress hormones that can deprive people of sleep.

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


 

 

 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$0.99 monthly or US$7.99 yearly (you can cancel anytime). The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.

Settings

Remove ads

Sign up

Sharing

Activate

Spoilers

Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations