Highlights

  • Wearing socks to bed keeps our body warm
  • It decreases core body temperature and helps us sleep better
  • It is advised to wear 100% cotton socks and avoid nylon ones

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Pros and cons of wearing socks while sleeping

While there are some benefits, keeping socks on while sleeping can have adverse effects as well. Here we have listed both.

There has always been a debate about whether you should wear socks while sleeping or not, especially in winters. While there are some benefits, keeping socks on while sleeping have a few adverse effects as well.

Benefits of wearing socks to bed

  • Wearing socks to bed keeps our body warm and prevents our feet from drying out
  • Wearing socks in bed increases blood flow to the feet which decreases core body temperature and helps sleep better
  • Wearing socks to bed improves blood flow to your feet and heals cracked heels.

Adverse effects:

  • According to experts wearing socks which are too tight can be a barrier in blood circulation.
  • If socks are not clean, it can cause various skin infections
    The material of socks also matters.
  • It is always advised to wear 100% cotton or natural fibre socks and not nylon.
  • People who live in hot climates should avoid wearing socks
  • People with fungal infections or wounds on feet must also avoid it.

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