Doctor explains why sleeping with socks on will help you get a better night's rest
DO you find it weird to wear socks to bed? You may need to change your sleeping habits.
A doctor has done a TikTok video explaining why sleeping with socks can actually help us to sleep better.
Dr Jess Andrade uploaded the clip with the caption: “I wear socks to bed so don’t come at me I'm not weird.”
In the video, Jess said that wearing socks helps keep your feet warm and this opens up the blood vessels that cool your body down.
She explained: “The body being cool tells your brain that it is time for bed.
“So actually people who wear socks tend to fall asleep faster.”
Her video has clearly divided the pack into sock wearers and non-sock wearers as it has racked up a healthy split in the comments.
One said: “I can’t breathe if I wear socks to bed.”
Another added: “I can’t sleep with socks on, my body won’t let it.”
However, one commented: “I can’t sleep without them.”
And another fan wrote: “I feel sick without them.”
We tend to sleep best when our bedrooms are between 16'C and 18'C and to keep your body at that temperature, you want to sleeping naked – apart from socks.
Sammy Margo, author of The Good Sleep Guide, says that sleeping naked is ideal for helping us stay in a deep sleep because it aids with maintaining the perfect body temperature.
She told HuffPost: "In order to get a quality's night sleep, you need to be cool.
"By doing this, you're releasing your sleepy hormone, melatonin."
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Sammy advises splashing out on some good quality bed socks as your only bedtime clothing.
Go for socks made from wool or cotton so that they're breathable.
Sleeping in cheap, synthetic socks is only going to result in you waking up with cheesy, sweaty trotters.
We shared how women who wear socks during sex ‘just like Love Island’s Curtis’ are MORE likely to orgasm.
And an expert claims special spot behind the ear which can put you to sleep in minutes.
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