Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 04:06 pm

A bedtime debate that has plagued the people of planet earth since the 8th century BC, when socks were invented.

Should you sleep in your socks or not? TikToker Dr Jess gives her advice: a resounding “yes”.

Why do people sleep with socks on?

While medicine can give a reason for sleeping with your socks on, it really is a personal choice. People with cold feet or those who want to fall asleep faster can benefit from sleeping with socks on.

In her short video, Dr Jess explains that wearing socks opens up the blood vessels and signals the body to sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation echoes Dr Jess’s findings and also add that warm feet generally mean better sleep, the easiest and most consistent way to keep your feet warm during the night is by wearing socks.

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Socks to bed could lead to better sex

According to a well publicised, study by Professor Gert Holstege, chairman of the centre for uro-neurology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, published in the International Review of Neurobiology wearing your socks to bed not only helps you sleep better but also makes for better sex.

In the study, Prof Holstege found that discomfort and cold made couples less amorous however when they felt warm and snuggly they were more likely to have sex.

Not all socks are good socks

The sleep-inducing and amorous feeling some people get from going to bed with their socks on will depend on the type and condition of their socks.

While wearing your socks to bed is supposed to open u your blood vessels and improve circulation, if your socks are too tight they will do the opposite cutting off circulation and making you feel very uncomfortable.

Dirty socks and socks you have been wearing all day are less comfortable because they may be sweaty, but they are also a health and hygiene hazard.

 

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