Wear Socks to bed for Better Sleep??

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Wear Socks to bed for Better Sleep??

Research suggests that wearing socks to bed may shorten sleep latency (the time it takes to fall asleep) and increase sleep duration (sleep longer) and decrease awakenings!

We know that our internal clock is, in part, regulated by body temperature. A drop in core temperature signals your body that it’s night time. Increasing the temperature of your feet actually reduces your core temperature signaling your circadian clock that it’s time for bed.

Having colder hands and feet is associated with longer sleep latency. If your feet tend to be cold, wearing socks may be especially helpful in improving your sleep quality.

I’ve been playing around with wearing socks and it does seem to improve my sleep data (as measured by my Oura ring), at least a little.

Worth a try!

Dr. Leat Kuzniar ND
Dr. Leat Kuzniar ND
drkuzniar@njnaturopath.com

Dr. Kuzniar is a board member of the New Jersey Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is also a member of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a State of Vermont Naturopathic Physician license (as New Jersey does not yet offer licensing for Naturopathic doctors).