Sleep: A quick and easy way to fall asleep in minutes.
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU ARE NOT ONE OF THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO CAN REST THEIR HEAD ON THEIR PILLOW AND IMMEDIATELY FALL ASLEEP? It could be as simple as that.
The fluctuation of body temperature during the day and night is influenced by a person’s circadian rhythm.
Could yours be slightly off before bedtime, explaining your difficulty falling asleep? According to the Sleep Foundation, sleep is usually preceded by a drop in body temperature.
And one quick, simple, and easy trick could help you create the perfect sleeping environment.
Wearing socks has been shown to lower your core body temperature, allowing you to fall asleep faster.
Women have a “lower resting metabolic rate” than men, which affects their sensitivity to colder sleeping environments.
Socks promote distal vasodilation, which increases blood flow to the feet.
As a result, the core body temperature begins to drop as more blood flows to the feet.
The effectiveness of bed socks on sleep quality was investigated in a study published in the National Library of Medicine.
For their sleep study, the Seoul National University research team enlisted the help of six men.
Each man was put through two tests:
Multiple measurements were taken using a wrist actigraphy to record sleep quality:
All of the measurements were taken over a seven-hour period while the participants slept in a 23°C room.
Participants’ heart rates and skin temperatures were also monitored, and they were polled on how well they slept.
When the participants wore socks to bed, they fell asleep 7.5 minutes faster than when they did not.
Furthermore, those who wore bed socks slept for 32 minutes longer.
People who wore socks to bed had “7.5 times fewer” nighttime awakenings.
Additionally, those who wore socks to bed had a “7.6% higher sleep efficiency.”
As a result, the researchers came to the conclusion that wearing socks to bed “had beneficial effects on sleep quality.”
“These findings suggest that controlling foot temperature while sleeping could improve sleep quality,” the researchers concluded.
Wearing socks to bed may not provide the same sleep benefits for elderly people, according to the Sleep Foundation.
The organization noted that “age may play a significant role in the efficacy of feet warming’s effect on sleep.”
People with circulatory problems or foot swelling should avoid wearing socks to bed.
It’s like that.
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