Benefits of Sleeping While Wearing Socks

August 19, 2021 3 min read

Benefits of Sleeping While Wearing Socks

IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO SLEEP WITH SOCKS ON? YES, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE...

After a long day of work, training, or pushing hard in the gym, it can be difficult to wind down. If you find your mind racing with thoughts and unable to turn off, one simple trick may be able to help you calm down and drift away. Turns out, a cure for sleeplessness could just be wearing socks! When it comes to finding the best sleep socks to keep feet comfortable without the overheating, we’ve got you covered.

There is definitely a connection between feeling cozy and getting a great night’s rest. Calming sleep socks may be the cure. Warming your feet before bedtime can cause vasodilation. According to Sleep.org, “vasodilation—dilation of the blood vessels—which may tell the brain that it is bedtime. After the blood vessels open in the hands and feet, heat is redistributed throughout the body to prepare for sleep.” It’s not just an urban legend that warming feet with socks can help you get rest.

WHAT EFFECTS DO SLEEP SOCKS HAVE ON THE BODY?

Humans have a self regulating temperature system and our system works to maintain our 98.6 degree internal stasis. However, body temperature while sleeping tends to drop, in which the temperature in your extremities, like your feet, can become too low. Helping to maintain the ideal temperature while you are sleeping can help you get more consistent rest. And where to get the best socks to keep feet warm to maintain your ideal temperature? Right here

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SLEEPING WITH SOCKS ON?

Issues falling or staying asleep because of cold feet or lack of warmth can result in accumulation of a “sleep debt.” This means that you are losing valuable rest that can affect your daytime mood, productivity, alertness, and performance as inadequate sleep continues over time. According to the National Institute of Health“When daily sleep time is less than an individual needs, a “sleep debt” develops. Even relatively modest daily reductions in sleep time (for example, one hour) can accumulate across days to cause a sleep debt. If the debt becomes too great, it can lead to problem sleepiness. Although the individual may not realize his or her sleepiness, the sleep debt can have powerful effects on daytime performance, thinking, and mood.” Using calming sleep socks can help with a myriad of sleep issues, and even residual issues from poor sleeping patterns. 

Additionally, the powerful temperature regulating effects of warming feet and staving off cold feet, also known as  thermoregulation, can help the quality of sleep immensely. According to  Healthline “Socks made of natural soft fibers such as  merino wool or cashmere are best” for thermoregulation. They usually cost more than cotton or artificial fiber socks, but they are well worth the extra money.” Investing in the right fiber blend and best socks to keep feet warm is the perfect solution to sleep issues and cold feet.

WHY WEAR ZENSAH SLEEP SOCKS? 

There are quite a few reasons why Zensah calming sleep socks are ideal for helping with sleep issues and the best socks to keep feet comfortable. Our sleep socks are made of an ultra-soft blend of yarns to remain durable and breathable. Importantly, our sleep socks are lightweight and will help to maintain temperature while not causing excessive heat retention or sweating. Not only are they the best socks to keep feet warm, but also best for making sure your feet aren’t too warm. As recommended, our sleep socks feature a wool blend, perfectly developed with hydrophobic properties that repel moisture, without the itch. This property means that the socks can be worn all day or night without perspiration or odor buildup. The other component of our fiber blend is sustainable tencel. Tencel is ultra soft on skin and is breathable and absorbent. Tencel also assists with maintaining the shape of the sock without shrinking of wrinkling. Zensah sleep socks are the perfect sleep socks to help you get a restful sleep.

The Zensah Calming Sleep Sock is coming soon! Sign up HERE to join the waitlist to be the first to know when it is released. 


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