Baltimore’s favorite Olympian has spent his historic career training hard, eating a lot and getting very crucial amounts of good sleep. The third of those activities has apparently led him to sign on to an endorsement deal with a startup mattress company.
Spooning: it’s not just a romantic way to sleep through the night; it’s also good for your brain, according to recent research out of Johns Hopkins.
According to Hopkins neurologist Rachel Salas, human beings evolved to sleep together; in prehistoric times, piling the whole family into the bed helped keep everyone warm and safe against predators. In contemporary times, predators are less of a problem, but sharing a bed is still good for you. Spooning releases oxytocin, that feel-good chemical, and may help reduce blood pressure and promote healing. “Humans are social creatures. We want someone nearby,” she told the Wall Street Journal.