The quality of sleep is essential to your lifestyle, and also to ensure a good dose of energy to the body and mind. But did you know that sleeping with socks could get you even more benefits?
If your body lacks sleep, or you are unable to sleep and rest during the night, this can have fatal consequences on your health. Sleep occupies about 1/3 of life, but often we do not get the sufficient amount of sleep due to stress, depression, anxiety and long working hours, among others.
Apart from anxiety and stress, some medications can cause insomnia or affect the quality of sleep, such as treatments against heart problems and high blood pressure, antihistamines and drugs against pain. Although some drugs give a feeling of drowsiness, they can cause stomach upset and disrupt the sleep cycle.
If you have trouble sleeping, put on your socks, you’ll sleep like a baby! You’ll keep your feet warm, which will help to stimulate blood flow and you’ll fall asleep faster. Indeed, when the feet are warm, you fall asleep more easily.
Sleeping with socks also has other health benefits
- Prevent night sweats and hot flashes
According to a recent study, sleeping with socks helps reduce night sweats and hot flashes. Socks maintain the optimum temperature of the body, thereby reducing hot flashes.
- Prevent Raynaud’s disease
Raynaud’s disease is a rare disease caused by a disorder of blood circulation in the hands and feet. It affects the blood cells and causes a sometimes annoying reaction: the hands and feet become very cold. In more severe cases, Raynaud’s disease can lead to injury or tissue necrosis.
Sleeping with socks helps regulate body temperature, which can prevent the occurrence of Raynaud’s disease or alleviate its symptoms.
- Soothe very dry skin
People with dry skin usually suffer from dry and cracked heels, especially during the long winter months. If you want soft, silky feet, apply quality moisturizer and put a pair of socks before bed.
- Reduce fever
A popular very old remedy, but still used for its effectiveness, is to wear a pair of socks previously soaked in apple cider vinegar when you have fever! This remedy stimulates blood circulation and reduces fever, while boosting the immune system.
Avoid the use of this medicine in combination with sleeping pills or liquid medicines.
- Prevent cough
This in an old Russian remedy that helps prevent and relieve chronic cough. Just put a little mustard powder in your socks, and add a second pair of socks over before sleeping. It’s worth a try!
- Warm feet
Red pepper is excellent for improving circulation to your extremities, so if you have poor circulation put a little pepper on your feet and wear a pair of socks before going to bed.
This ingredient dilates blood vessels, stimulates blood circulation and warms the feet instantly. In some people, the feeling of warmth comes immediately, for others, the effect will be more gradual.