Everyone has their sleeping habits. Some people only sleep in pyjamas, others choose to sleep in oversized t-shirts and some prefer sleeping in the nude. But what about your feet? Do you sleep in socks or are you one of those people that thinks it’s insane, uncomfortable and just plain wrong to wear socks in bed? Well, your preferences are valid, but we’re here to tell you that there are actually quite a few reasons (and dare we even call them benefits) for sleeping in socks. Keep on reading to find out why it’s a good idea and why you should probably start doing it, or at least give it a try.
1. You Will Fall Asleep Faster
If you struggle with falling asleep this might be a pretty good solution to you. Keeping your feet warm by putting on socks will make you fall asleep faster. A study conducted in 2007 compared the amount of time it took people to fall asleep with socks on and without. Those who had socks on fell asleep much faster than the others.
2. You Won’t Get Sweaty
Some people wake up in the middle of the night because of hot flashes, others have cold sweats in the early morning hours. Turns out you can prevent that by just wearing socks to bed. It’s also particularly beneficial to those who often have cold feet. The socks will warm your feet, which will dilate your blood vessels, helping your blood circulate efficiently and therefore regulate your body temperature better.
3. You Won’t Get A Raynaud’s Attack
Have you ever woken up with a weird throbbing sensation in your toes or feet? Raynaud’s attack is connected to Raynaud’s disease. What happens is you lose circulation in certain aerials, a lot of the time it’s fingers and toes, and that causes them to swell and throb. But putting socks on will make sure your blood vessels are dilated and your circulation is therefore improved.
4. You’ll Be More Satisfied in Bed
There have been studies made that compared couples who wear socks to bed with those who don’t. Apparently, couples who have made love with their socks achieve satisfaction in 75% of cases, while those who don’t wear socks achieve satisfaction only half of the time. So you know, if you want to improve your love life perhaps try doing it with socks on?
5. You’ll Get Smoother Feet
Cracked heels are not cute, we can all agree with that. Plus it’s just really uncomfortable to have dry heels, the sensation of them catching on the sheets is just the worst. But while pedicures are a great option to deal with that you can also address that problem by putting on a bunch of moisturiser on your feet and wearing socks to bed. Try it, you’ll wake up with lovely feet that are much smoother and softer than they were the day before.
6. Things To Keep In Mind
While sleeping with socks on has quite a few benefits from making you feel cosy and warm to improving your circulation, thermoregulation and the state of your skin, there are a few things you have to keep in mind when choosing to sleep with socks on. First of all, make sure your socks are clean, don’t wear dirty socks to bed, that will just make bacteria grow and multiply and it’s bad for your feet. And secondly, make sure your socks are soft and not too tight. If you wear socks that are tight you might actually make your circulation worse, which defeats the whole purpose of wearing socks to bed.