Is it good or bad to sleep with your socks on?

There are those who prefer to sleep in socks because they cannot stand waking up due to the cold in their feet and there are those who cannot, and even look for a hole outside the sheets to have their feet free.

Although it may seem like a simple matter of taste, the truth is that there are a number of advantages and disadvantages when it comes to sleeping with or without them. Although it is true that forcing a person to sleep with socks who never does or vice versa is not easy and its use will depend on a series of factors that we will explain below.

Sleeping with socks helps us to reconcile the floor by having our feet warm. Socks help us to increase body temperature in cold seasons, therefore, we can rest better because if we have cold feet we will be restless and we will not rest the same. In addition, the heat that the socks provide us will help us to dilate the blood vessels, a process that helps to release heat through the skin, helping to reduce body temperature and facilitating our soil. The brain will therefore detect a signal that it is time to sleep. If we are cold, a vasoconstriction occurs which is the opposite process to that necessary to sleep.

The 4-7-8 technique or how to fall asleep in 60 seconds

But What if my socks give me heat? Our advice to prevent feet from sweating is to wear string or cotton socks. People with diabetic foot should pay special attention to the type of sock: natural fiber and without rubber bands that can compress the ankles or reduce blood circulation.

In this sense, if we have a circulation problem such as varicose veins or ankle inflammation, it is preferable to sleep without socks, since the blood will flow with greater difficulty.

If we use moisturizing creams for the feet, it is advisable to put on socks once all the cream has been absorbed.

However, how you can see sleeping with socks or not, it will depend on the ability of each person to regulate their body temperature and their sensitivity to cold, as well as their circulatory problems, although the truth is that yes, sleeping with socks does help to sleep better. But if you are reluctant to do so, choose to warm your feet before going to sleep or put a blanket around your feet so that they are warm, since that is the trick for a good rest.