They say that warm feet lead to a dreamy sleep; have you ever hopped into bed only to feel like your feet are starring in a polar expedition? Unfortunately, cold toes can send your internal thermostat haywire, disrupting sleep and delaying sweet slumber.
Enter sleep socks, your personal foot warmers. They practically promote distal vasodilation, a fancy term for sending blood rushing to your extremities, which actually helps to lower your core body temperature, conveniently signalling that it’s bed time to your brain.
The perks of rocking sleep socks extend far beyond dreamland. For those who suffer with Raynaud’s syndrome, which causes blood vessels to spasm in the cold, wearing a pair of cozy socks can be a lifesaver, keeping your circulation going and preventing those painful tingling episodes throughout the night. And, perhaps a lesser known fact, but socks can help moisturisers to work their magic on your feet whilst you sleep, leaving them softer and smoother come the morning.
The luxurious warmth of sleep socks is just the tip of the iceberg. Studies suggest that these comfy companions can not only help you to fall asleep faster, but also stay asleep for longer. This magical feat is thanks to the cozy cocoon that they create, reducing distractions and anxieties that keep you tossing and turning all night.
How To Be Sleep Sock Savvy
Not all socks are created equal in the sleep department so try to opt for breathable materials to avoid getting sweaty feet and overheating. For maximum comfort you can also choose seamless styles that won’t chafe or irritate your skin. And if you pick a pair with quirky prints or calming colours then you can add a touch of personality to your bedtime routine too.
Here I’ve stocked up on Heat Holders Ladies Original Sleep Socks with a turnover rib top in pretty shades of grey and pink in a size UK 4-8. At ankle length, they are made from 58% Acrylic, 37% Polyester, 4% Nylon and 1% Elastane which are machine washable and tumble dryer friendly. Oh, and did I mention they’re as soft as clouds and keep my toes chill-free even on hard floors in the winter?
With pretty gift packaging, a ribbon and tag for your own sweet message, these sleep socks make the ideal present for birthdays, Christmas and other special days or occasions for yourself or loved ones alike. No matter how frosty it gets outside, I can sleep soundly, snug as a bug and perfectly warm under the covers thanks to my new sleep socks.
So, tonight, why not ditch your bare feet and embrace the slumber revolution. Slip on a pair of trusty sleep socks, snuggle up under the covers and drift off to a land of warm toes and sweet dreams. Remember, sometimes the key to a good night’s sleep is as simple as a perfectly paired pair of socks. Sweet dreams!