Why You Should Sleep With Your Socks On
Going to bed with your socks still on your feet might sound a little weird to some of you — kind of like wearing a pair of gloves to bed. But hear us out: the National Sleep Foundation explains on its blog that wearing a pair of socks to bed might be the key to making sleep come easy.
Turns out, warming your feet up with socks causes your blood vessels to dilate, which can signal to the brain that it’s time to doze off. Research shows that the more the blood vessels in the feet and hands dilate, a process called vasodilation, the faster you fall asleep. So, less tossing and turning and counting of sheep without popping a Tylenol PM.
I’m pretty sure the only time I’ve ever worn socks to bed was when my heat was broken and I had no other choice, so I’m curious to know, is sleeping with socks on a thing? Do you sleep with your socks on? And if you don’t, will you be trying it out, now that you know it could help you doze off faster?
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