Zakka Lab

Month: March 2019

The Science behind Wearing Socks to Bed

Sleeping in socks has a lot to do with science and psychology than personal preference. Studies show that donning socks before going to bed can help in balancing body temperature at night. Other advantages mentioned by a host of studies include easing symptoms of menopause and Raynaud’s disease.  Temperature Regulation  Because human beings are endotherms, body temperature regulates itself.  During the day, your brain works to maintain your body temperature at 98.6 degrees (37°C). However, this temperature …

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Skin Problems Linked to Insulin Resistance and Diabetes

Skin complications occur when blood sugar levels are too high. This could mean that you have pre-diabetes or undiagnosed diabetes. For example, if you have a diabetic condition that is causing facial or skin rash, this could be a sign that the current treatment of your illness needs to be adjusted. Most skin conditions developed …

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