A Debate For The Ages
Socks, yes or no? This is a debate people have been arguing over since their invention. Where’s the stigma? Are you strange if you sleep with your socks on or are you wrong for sleeping with them off?
We’ll try to answer these questions by going through all the pros. What do you think is the right way to sleep? But first, what does Twitter have to say on the matter?
“I can’t trust u if u wear socks to bed”, One Tweeter said. Another said: “Good morning to everyone except those who went to sleep with socks on”, and, “I wore socks to bed without realizing I am disgusted”.
So it seems like people who were socks are getting ridiculed. But do they have a counterargument? Others didn’t take it sitting down and fought back fiercely.
Making A Stand
A sock wearing user said, ”Unpopular opinion but wearing socks to bed isn’t that bad lol”, while his comrade in socks said, “No, YOU’RE weird for NOT wearing socks to bed!”.
So the people of Twitter are pretty split on the whole “socks on, socks off” argument. But we want to look at the facts. first, what are the benefits of sleeping with socks on?
Have cotton around your feet when you go to bed has some pros. Imagine that it’s a very cold night and you’ve been under a blanket on your couch with hot cocoa and your best movie.
But now it’s time for bed and you don’t want to give up that cozy feeling. So why not slip on a pair of socks and keep the benefit of the snug feeling you had on the couch. Your toes will stay very warm throughout the night and the cotton will do more than just that.
Socks Help You Sleep
Your feet will stay warm the entire night which means you’ll stay asleep the whole night. You’ll sleep better and your feet will thank you for it. Plus who likes cold toes?
What’re the facts behind this? Cold feet keep you in a restless state throughout the night and put you in danger of waking up and you’ll sleep much better. So get some uninterrupted sleep with socks today!
We know this sounds like we’re joking, but if you are unfortunately prone to hot flushes then warm toes will fix it. Just wear some socks and you’ll thank us later.
Once under the covers, you’ll notice an immediate difference. Why does it work though? How do socks help with hot flushes? Getting warmer would be counterintuitive – or you would think.
Wearing socks will dilate your blood vessels. This means you’ll have much better circulation during the night. More circulation throughout your body gives it the means to lower your core temperature if needed.
Now you’ll never have to have another uncomfortable night have hot flashes or night sweats! You’ll feel like you have a new purpose in life now that you can get a good night’s sleep. You’re welcome!
Treating Dry, Cracked Feet
Are your feet dry and cracked? Putting on a pair of socks will help moisturize your feet while you sleep since they keep the moisture against the skin. But this also means that they’ll make your moisturizing routine a bit easier
Put on some moisturizer and slip on some comfortable socks. Now slide into bed and you’ll see the results immediately. Your skin will feel smoother and your heels won’t be cracked anymore. But they do more than that!
Regulate External Body Temperature
So socks help your body cool down while you sleep. But did you know they also help your external body temperature regulate while you sleep? Your external temperature and your core temperature are different.
If you wear socks they’ll do the best of both and find a nice balance between your temperatures. Socks can also protect your feet from attacks!
Helps Decrease Reynaud’s Attacks
You may not know about Reynaud’s disease but it can be a very irritating condition that leaves many frustrated. But we have something that will help all of them out.
If you lose circulation in your toes or fingers they’ll start turning blue and numb. This only happens due to stress or cold. This is a Raynaud’s attack. So how can we help prevent these attacks from happening?
If you wear your socks to bed, it’ll help prevent Raynaud attacks by maintaining good circulation in your body.
So say goodbye to white and blue fingertips and say hello to a good night’s sleep! After all, we all do need at least 7 hours of sleep a night. And finally, last but not least.
Sends Sleep Signals To The Brain
Perhaps the most important thing your socks can do for you in bed is send a signal to your brain that it’s time to sleep. Wouldn’t it be great if restless nights were a thing of the past?
If lying in your bed wide-awake, begging your brain to switch off, was nothing but a distant memory. Perhaps now they can be! But what’s the catch? Good things are rarely free..
A New Understanding
Now that we know the benefits of wearing socks to bed, it’s not hard to understand why some people choose to do so. However odd or gross others may think this is, we can understand it, can’t we?
But what if it wasn’t all good news? What if wearing socks to bed also had some nasty consequences?
What Are The Risks?
Although the benefits are all compelling enough reasons to put aside your bedtime sock prejudice, it’s good to get the full picture. So, what are the arguments against wearing socks to bed?
Is there something gross that can happen? What’s the risks? Because there most definitely is a down side that nobody is talking about.
There are three main risks to wearing socks to bed. The first one, you might know already, or have experienced it already – hot feet. Yes, hot feet.
There’s nothing worst than feeling the sweat and warmth in your feet. You’re just guaranteed to have an awful nights sleep right? But why?
Too Hot To Sleep
You see when your feet are too hot, your body is too hot and most of us have experienced how hard it can be trying to sleep in hot weather. Tossing and turning, wishing ice cold rain would just wash over you.
So next time you jump into your bed, do yourself a favor and take off those socks. You’ll thank us later!
This next one is gross, but it’s got to be said. As mentioned before, socks hold in moisture. That means they also hold in sweat and bacteria. This can result in all kinds of unpleasant and uncomfortable skin and foot issues.
So, if you want to wear socks in bed, just make sure they’re fresh. A new pair of socks for every night’s sleep!
A Social Suspicion
Have you ever noticed a friend or partner that just doesn’t seem to take off their socks? Regardless of any explanation, you’ll begin to feel like they have something to hide.
Allowing your feet to breathe every once in a while is good, your feet will thank you for it, and your friends and partner will no longer be suspicious. So, socks or no socks?
So, Socks Or No Socks?
Wearing socks to bed is completely up to personal preference. It’s you to YOU. Not your mother, boyfriend, sister, or friend.
Everyone’s different. So, next time you find yourself voicing any kind of bedtime sock prejudice, remember the benefits and refrain from judgment.
Up To You
And if anyone gives you hassle or slack for your chosen bedtime preference, at least you can come back to them and inform them with the science you now know, to help back up your choice and defend your decision.
So, socks or no socks? Either all, it’s all good. Do whatever you want.