1. Sleeping on your left side helps you fight acid reflux
If your acid reflux is keeping you up at night, try sleeping on your left-hand side instead of your right-hand side or your back. This makes a difference because the esophagus and stomach are tied at an angle and when sleeping on your left side, your stomach is lower than your esophagus. When you sleep on the right-hand side, your stomach is higher than your esophagus, which causes acid to go up your throat, leading to acid reflux.
2. Your feet can grow as you age
After many years and many miles of hard work, your tendons and ligaments in your feet might weaken. This can cause your arches to flatten, resulting in your feet getting wider and longer. This is why some seniors between 70 and 80 discover their shoe size increase.
3. Bacteria is what make your armpits stink
Your body has two different types of sweat glands. Most of the sweat glands on your arms and legs secrete a mixture of water and salt. However, the glands in your armpits instead release an oily substance which attracts bacteria. It’s the bacteria eating the oil that releases the infamous stench.
4. Your pupils will let you know when you’re in love
5. Overeating reduces hearing
A 2008 study by The University of Antwerp found that overeating can reduce your hearing levels. This happens because overconsumption of foods can lead to obesity and cardiovascular disease causing a decrease in blood circulation. Studies have shown that inadequate blood flow and trauma to the blood vessels of the inner ear can contribute to hearing loss.
6. Your senses can’t stand room temperature coffee
Studies have shown that temperature affects flavor. Researchers have found that certain taste bud receptors are highly sensitive to food molecules that are just above room temperature. This means that hot coffee seems less bitter because our bitter taste buds aren’t as sensitive when coffee is hot.
7. You are taller in the morning than in the evening
When you get out of bed you are at your tallest. On average, you are approximately one-half inch taller when your alarm goes off. This is thanks to the excess fluid within your spinal discs. During the day your disc compress and the fluid seeps out. This results in you losing some of your height throughout the day. Your body replenishes these fluids overnight.
8. Your skin is an organ
No, you didn’t read that title wrong. Your outer covering is an organ just like the liver, heart and kidneys. Approximately 12% of your body weight is from your skin and your skin replaces over 45,000 cells in only a few seconds as it is constantly shedding skin.
9. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair
10. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph
There’s a reason why you can’t keep your eyes open when you sneeze. Every sneeze rockets out of our body at close to 100 mph. That should give you a good reason to cover your mouth every time you say “a-choo!”