Sleep is essential to human body, as during the time of sleeping, the body undergoes regenerative processes that are essential to health and restoration. Most people understand the importance of sleep and nothing on the drained feeling when they haven’t had enough sleep. However, the fact remains that many people struggle to obtain a good sleep at night without interrupting and awaking them from their slumber. Recently, some people find it easier to drift off when sleeping with socks on, but why is that so? Here the article will try to figure out the answer.
Yes, wearing socks during sleeping helps you to drift off easier than usual, this is because when you warm your feet, the blood vessels within the feet will dilate and then brain gets the signal that it’s time to sleep. Some research has indicated a correlation between the dilation in extremities (vasodilation) and the speed of falling asleep, meaning that increased dilation of the blood vessels in the feet will lead to you falling asleep quicker. Also, when the body becomes hot, the system will try to cool the body to a comfortable temperature, which will in turn help you to get to sleep quicker.
Health Benefits of Sleeping With Socks On
1. Prevent Night Sweat and Hot Flash
Wearing socks to bed helps to regulate body temperature whilst you sleep due to cooling process conducted by the body itself. This type of temperature control can be beneficial in preventing instances of night sweats or hot flashes, both of which can lead to sleep disturbance.
2. Help With Raynaud’s Disease
Raynaud’s disease is a rare condition that affects an individual’s blood cells, and causes an overreaction to cold temperatures which, in severe cases, can lead to sores or necrosis (tissue death). Sleeping with socks on helps with body temperature regulation, which can help to prevent a Raynaud’s attack from occurring.
3. Improve Dry Skin
People who experience bouts of dry skin may find that they wake with cracked, dry feet; especially in the winter months when temperatures drop. This may lead to aesthetic concerns as well as soreness. Applying a suitable and appropriate moisturizer to your feet before sleep, and wearing clean socks made from cotton will help to avoid you waking with sore and dry feet, meaning you will be more than comfortable putting the sandals back on when the summer months return.
4. Reduce Fever
Soaking your socks in apple cider vinegar prior to putting them on before bed can help bring down your fever. Vinegar is effective in boosting blood flow and reducing your fever. In addition, this remedy is able to strengthen your immune system and help ease the breaking down of waste products.
Note: Don’t use this remedy in combination with taking sleeping pills or liquid medication.
5. Prevent Cough
This Russian remedy involves putting dried mustard powder inside your socks and wearing another pair of socks on top. It has been proven to stop coughs.
6. Warm Your Feet
Eating red pepper already increases the circulation in your toes and fingers. Thus, when you put cayenne (or red pepper spices) into your shoes or socks, it essentially does the same thing. Applying cayenne topically causes the blood vessels under the skin of the feet to dilate. This action stimulates extra blood flow and provides warmth to the feet. For some, the warming sensation may occur immediately while for others, the heat gradually increases over time. This also depends on how much pepper you use.
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