Research looking at synaptic connections in mice have found that sleep after motor learning cause new connections, this is interesting research and well worth keeping an eye over as it could explain why patients with neurological damage are so tired or have that 'unexplained' cognitive fatigue.
For more information see BBC Article
For full article see science journal
Heading into winter we start to change our footwear, slippers are dragged out of the cupboard and we start to put on socks to keep those feet warm. But how does this affect our balance poor footwear is a big hazard so how can you keep yourself safe?
Socks are great if they go inside your shoes but worn with out shoes they are a hazard!!
They can cause you to slip on tiled and wooden floors, if they are too loose you can trip over the socks themselves. It is important that you wear either bare feet or well fitting shoes or slippers. Banish wearing only socks in your home and stay safe.