‘Insomnia cap’ keeps brain cool for a better sleep

Insomnia

Keeping your head cool could help you sleep better.

Are you kept awake on hot, summer nights? There’s a simple cure – keep a cool head!  Insomnia is associated with increased metabolism in the brain’s frontal cortex, and the metabolism can be reduced by literally cooling that part of the brain, via regional cerebral hypothermia, according to research from the Sleep Neuroimaging Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

 

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