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How foot massage can boost your sleep

- By Sophie Huskisson Health Reporter

MENOPAUSAL women could gain an extra hour of sleep each night – with a simple foot massage.

The massages increase sleep and reduce fatigue and anxiety by stimulatin­g the nerve cells in the legs, the North American Menopause Society reported. It follows a study by Cankyry Karatekin, TC Amasya and Ynonu universiti­es in Turkey, which analysed 70 women.

Half had a massage every day for seven days. The massage group slept an hour more each night. The authors recommende­d the massages alongside methods such as HRT for ‘anxiety, fatigue, and sleep disorders’.

A third of women in the UK – around 13million – are estimated to be menopausal.

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