Nose Warmers Now Exist For People Whose Faces Are Always Cold
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Now that summer has officially been and gone, it looks like the cool temperatures are here to stay - which for some of us means a long, cold winter of not being able to warm our nose up.
Yep, there will be plenty of people who can relate with putting tons of winter gear on and wrapping up as much as physically possible, and still being left with a freezing cold nose. It's more common than we think, but one company has finally decided to put an end to our freezing snouts once and for all.
You've heard of gloves, hats, and even ear muffs but now you can get your hands on knitted nose warmers and we want one to go with every outfit we own this winter.
But why do we suffer from such a chilly nose, even when the rest our body is a reasonable temperature?
Well, when the temperature drops - which it has done dramatically recently, the body directions blood away from extremities and towards our vital organs to ensure they're warm enough to function as normal.
Therefore, the reduced blood in these extremities - fingers, toes and your nose, making them feel colder.
But, it gets a little more complicated than that as researchers at the University of Nottingham believe the temperature of your face could be a result of your mental workload.
The research found that your nose gets colder as you get more engrossed and more focused on what you're doing.
Scientists used a small, thermal camera to monitor the correlation between workload and temperature and found that the body diverts bloody from the face to the brain to cope with the mental demand.
"We expected that mental demands on an operator would result in physiological changes, but the direct correlation between the workload and the skin temperature was very impressive, and counter-intuitive - we were not expecting to see the face getting colder," Dr Alastair Campbell Ritchie of the Bioengineering Research Group explained.
"With this accurate way to estimate workload, we can develop methods that will assist the operator at times of maximum stress."