Why wearing socks to bed might help you fall asleep

Put your best feet forward when you slide into sleep … by covering them up!

If you’ve ever been told not to wear socks to bed, it’s time to think again.

Aside from just making you feel a little warmer down there, apparently heating your cold feet tells your brain it’s time for bed.”Heating cold feet causes vasodilation — dilation of the blood vessels — which may tell the brain that it is bedtime,” the site stated. “After the blood vessels open in the hands and feet, heat is redistributed throughout the body to prepare for sleep.”

That said, maybe your feet are cold for a reason: As Dr. Azar added, the ideal temperature for sleeping is around 65 degrees. Yikes!

wearing socks in bed © Shutterstock wearing socks in bed

Mashable also suggested that if you’ve got dry, ragged heels that are ruining your sheets, wearing moisturizing socks will also help your heels get less snaggy overnight and save those sheets.

Meanwhile, if you’re waking up groggy here’s one more tip: Stick that foot outside of your blankets to help regulate your body temperature and give yourself a more restful night. And socks or no socks, isn’t that what we all want?

 Randee Dawn

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