Are you feeling a bit chilly
One of the key reasons why we have adapted as humans to be able to control the environment around us is in order to be able to improve our quality and longevity of life. In the past not only would people have dies from exposure to illness like typhoid and even influenza but also from exposure to extremes of temperature. Houses in the past were not easily heated and indoor heating was reserved only for those who could afford it. Nowadays we are in a position where most people in developed countries have access to heating of some description and if you have issues with your heating system then a quick call tohttp://www.hprservicesltd.com/gloucester-boilers/boiler-repair-gloucester/ who areGloucester Boiler Repair sees your system fixed and running smoothly again in no time. The need to keep ourselves warm is not only about comfort but also about regulating our body temperature.
Your internal body temperature fluctuates around 37 degrees Celsius and is the optimum temperature for all of your internal organs to function correctly and to maintain your overall health. Your body temperature is essentially the difference between your core temperature and the temperature of your external skin. There are a few interesting facts about body temperature:
Get your cold feet off me – there are many men around the world who regularly complain that the women in their life regularly place their cold feet on them in the middle of the night, or that they are often asked to turn the heating up because she is still cold. There is a good reason for this and it isn’t that she is trying to recreate the feelings of the Bahamas. Women tend to preserve more of their heat in their core section (understandable as this is where a baby grows and also where all their vital organs are located). When most of your heat is directed in this area it leaves less for your extremities, hence why women tend to have colder feet and hands than men.
Your body temperatures changes throughout your life span. The average body temperatures decreases as you age which is why each year there are campaigns asking people to check on their elderly neighbours and family members during the colder weathers.
Getting a good night’s sleep –your body temperature dips by a couple of degrees just before you drift off to sleep and this is one of the reasons why people who have problems sleeping like insomniacs and those suffering from anxiety are often recommended to have a bath before bed. As you body temperature naturally dips after you get out of the warm water your brain detects this and signals your body that it is time for sleep.