“So, what do you wear to bed?” I asked my friend.
“Socks,” said my friend.“Say again?”
My friend, “Socks.”
“That’s it?” … Again, my friend, “Yes, that’s it.”
“Okay, I will play along naked sleeper, why the socks?”
A study from 2007 reported that adults who wore either normal or heated socks in bed got to sleep faster. While it may seem like wearing socks in bed would overheat the feet, doing so proves helpful in regulating the body’s internal temperature. Warming up the feet and hands makes the blood vessels dilate, a response that is called vasodilation. This releases heat through the skin and helps to lower core body temperature. This, in turn, sends a message to the brain that it is bedtime.
I pushed for more, “Any other beneficial reasons?”
Reduces the symptoms of Raynaud’s disease. “Good.”
Help reduce the occasions of and severity of hot flashes in women. “Great.”
One small study suggested a higher likelihood of experiencing orgasm during sex. “Yes, please!”
Excuse me, everyone, while I go look for a nice pair of fluffy sleep socks.