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.