Socks are thought to have first been used during the era of ancient civilizations by the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. While their main purpose is to keep your feet warm and make shoes feel more comfortable, sleeping with socks on can actually improve your physical and mental well-being.
1. Socks help you go to sleep faster.
Believe it or not, studies have shown that wearing socks at night will help you fall asleep faster. This is due to the fact that wearing socks warm up your feet. When your feet are warm, it sends a message to your brain to lower your body temperature, which in turn, signals your body that it’s time to go to bed.
2. Socks can prevent Raynaud’s disease.
Raynaud’s disease happens when blood is unable to circulate properly. It can be caused by factors such as stress or cold temperatures. The attack leads to numbness in the body or sudden pain and cramp-like symptoms. Wearing socks can help prevent Raynaud’s attacks by regulating your internal body temperature and keeping your feet insulated.
3. Warm socks can keep you healthier.
Because sleeping with socks lowers your body temperature and helps your blood circulate better, you have a higher chance of sleeping better and more soundly. This gives you even better odds of clocking in more hours of rest. More sleep equates to better health, happiness, and energy that will power you through your day.
4. They can prevent hot flashes.
Hot flashes are mainly caused by hormonal imbalances in the body because temperature control cannot be regulated. Wearing warm socks at night can help prevent hot flashes, especially in menopausal women, since the core body temperature is lowered by improved circulation.
5. Socks can help alleviate dry feet.
If you have dry feet or cracked heels, wearing socks can help you keep them moisturized. Apply body oil or moisturizing lotion to your feet before you go to bed and allow the socks to work their magic. You can use this method on your hands too! Keeping your feet and hands covered in socks lock in all the moisture to heal the crackly, dry skin.