#WarmPiggies: The Benefits of Wearing Socks to Bed

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Socks are a Great Addition to any Nighttime Routine

Turning on a white noise machine, letting the dog outside one last time, brushing your teeth, kissing your loved ones goodnight, and counting sheep. Does the pattern sound familiar? Everyone has their nighttime patterns, and, as creatures of habit, many people enjoy having a normal bedtime routine that can help them unwind and relax after a long day. Some people’s bedtime routines may include wearing socks to bed, and, while it might seem as though wearing socks at bedtime would lead to overheating during the night, the truth is that they help regulate your body temperature and help you fall asleep faster. Who knew?

Fall Asleep Faster

Researchers have discovered that wearing socks to bed can help you fall asleep faster – up to 15 minutes faster than the average person. So throw on those socks and hit and hay to put this sock discovery to the test in your own home!

Health Benefits of Wearing Socks to Bed

Along with helping you fall asleep quicker, wearing socks while sleeping has multiple health benefits:

  • Vasodilation is the dilation of your blood vessels in your extremities, and when this occurs, heat distributes throughout your body and helps regulate your temperature – which can often drop throughout the night. Warming your piggies with socks is a great way to help vasodilation happen and gets you ready for some peaceful, regulated sleeping.
  • Wearing socks to bed might actually reduce hot flashes and night sweats because your body is being thermoregulated, keeping your body cool.
  • Socks help retain moisture within your feet, which is especially helpful during winter months when heals can crack and become severely dry. Try applying a moisturizer on your feet before applying your socks to help soften and smooth your feet. Doing this is a great before a DIY pedicure – score!
  • Socks can help with Raynaud’s disease, which is a disease that affects the blood vessels in the skin and make a person’s extremities cold and numb. Wearing socks to bed (and throughout the day) can help keep your feet warm and reduce symptoms of Raynaud’s disease.

See what the National Sleep Foundation’s website, sleep.org, says about keeping your piggies warm at night.

Find Your Perfect Pair of Bedtime Socks with Spirit Sox

If you’re worried about your feet getting too hot or feeling restrictive, look for socks that are made from breathable fabric, such as our sox. Going to bed with your favorite pair of socks can be such a fun way to add a little excitement and warmth before jumping into bed. Want sox with sheep, clouds, stars, or anything else nighttime related? Contact Us and we would love to create a custom design for you within 24 hours! Tag us on social media using #warmpiggies to show us your favorite pair of bedtime Spirit Sox and let us know your favorite bedtime routine!