Why do we sleep? / Increase in heat loss.

Paul Schlosser SCHLOSSER at ciit.org
Tue Mar 1 08:26:49 EST 1994


In <2kvehn$4k4 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>,
mbkxb at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk (K.C. Baker) asks:

>So, how do you increase radiative heat loss without increasing temperature?
>Paint your skin matt black or grow radiator fins??

No, just increase circulation to the skin.  This is a part of the normal
heat-regulating mechanism.  That's why, when your cold your feet are
colder than the rest of your body, and when you're warm they're not - the
amount of circulation is adjusted.

Paul
schlosser at beta.ciit.org



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