If you’ve never considered this question as a probable case for a concern about your health, then it’s very okay. For most of us, it’s just about trying to warm our feet before sleeping at night. That’s supposed to be a good thing right? Well, it is. Despite the manner in which the question was thrown out, this really isn’t one of those situations where you discover that something you’ve been doing for years might just be actually affecting your health negatively. Rather, we have more good news you’re probably unaware of.
This little adjustment to your sleep routine may help reduce the number of sleepless nights you’ve been having. When your feet are cold, they constrict the blood vessels and cause less blood to circulate. Sleeping is often difficult to achieve in this situation. Many of us find a way out of this situation by throwing a blanket over ourselves or putting our socks on. Either way, the warmth lulls us to deep sleep in no time. Well, there’s a scientific basis. Warm feet at night is a clear signal to the brain that it’s bed time. Is sleeping with your socks on all about the sleep?
It isn’t. The sleep is the most important part, no doubt, except if you’re trying to protect your foot from an impending rodent attack. Quite funny, I’m sure, but it happens. Women at menopause may have hot flashes from time to time. They may also find out that wearing socks before sleeping at night can help improve this symptom as their core body temperature is cooled. If you usually have drenching night sweats, they may be a result of the hot flashes. Sleeping with your socks on is a good idea.
Some people have cracked feet which is often due to dryness. After moisturizing their feet at night, the use of socks can help to trap the moisture and prevent drying out. Socks made of cotton will do just fine for this job. Now, here’s an intriguing one. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),research done found that wearing socks to sleep improved people’s chances of having an orgasm by 30%. It’s an interesting one, you must agree. A trial is also quite harmless.
You’ll find out that cashmere or merino wool socks are best for warming your feet. However, they’re more expensive than the usual cotton socks. You might just have to make do with what you have. For better warmth, try to warm your feet with a warm bath, then massage using your cream containing menthol before putting on your socks. You’ll be glad you did.
If you’re overheating, then it’s high time you kicked the socks off. Constant cold feet despite these measures means you should see a doctor for professional help.