Winter nights are the best times to stay warm and cozy. To set up the whole mood, you put on your thickest pajamas and socks. Fun fact: Socks don’t only keep you warm but also healthy! Mind blown, right?
Here are 4 reasons why you should start sleeping with socks all the time.
1. SOCKS HELP YOU FALL ASLEEP FASTER
Socks put you right to sleep by warming up your feet.
You may have always thought that sleeping with socks on can overheat your feet. Not at all.
When you go to bed with socks on, your feet and hands warm up and your blood vessels widen, known as vasodilation. Your skin then gives off heat and assists in lowering the body temperature. This is your body’s way of telling you that you will pass out. The warmer the skin gets, the faster you fall asleep.
To initiate vasodilation, put on cashmere or merino wool socks. They put you right to sleep with their thick fibers that warm up your feet. Air gaps will cool your feet down after getting heated.
2. SOCKS IMPROVE CIRCULATION
Wearing socks while sleeping increases blood flow in your feet and improves circulation. Good circulation means healthy blood and steady oxygen movements. This boosts the functionality of your muscles, lungs, and heart.
3. SOCKS REDUCE RAYNAUD’S DISEASE
Socks reduce Raynaud’s disease by regulating your vessels and circulation.
If you sleep without socks on in winter, you may get Raynaud’s disease. Don’t let “disease” scare you. It doesn’t put your life in danger.
Raynaud’s disease alters your blood vessels and circulation, causing your toes to turn blue. This all occurs because you’re cold when you’re asleep. You’ll slowly turn into a Na’vi from “Avatar” over time. And no, that’s not awesome.
There’s a simple solution to avoid Raynaud’s—socks. They regulate your vessels and circulation, thus stopping Raynaud’s and keeping your feet warm.
4. SOCKS HELP IN STOPPING HOT FLUSHES
Socks generate vasodilation during hot flushes, putting you right to sleep.
When you go through menopause, sleeping can become nerve-racking. You can’t sleep because of hot flushes, a sharp sense of heat that comes out of the blue due to hormonal changes. Sleeping with socks on generates vasodilation that can help you fall asleep faster.
If you want a healthy way to fall asleep, then put on socks. Why? Because 1. They help you fall asleep faster, 2. They improve circulation, 3. They prevent Raynaud’s disease, and 4. They prevent hot flushes.
Check out more from Sikasok for other foot care tips.