Do you wear socks when you sleep?

Philippines
August 27, 2010 2:21am CST
When I was a kid, my Grandfather use to wear a socks when sleeping. And according to him, this is a good choice for a healthy and sound sleep. Aside from that, it somehow protect our body to feel cold at the middle of the night since we are covering our feet. And he advise me since then when I saw him. Until I reached my adolescence age, I did not follow his advised. However, as I grow old now, I am slowly realizing what he told was all correct. And now, I am starting to wear socks when sleeping. How about you, do you wear socks while sleeping?
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@youless (104240)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Aug 10
This is weird for me to wear socks when I go to sleep. Even if it is in winter and it is cold, I won't wear socks. Here we have the different idea than yours. That is we think it is not healthy to wear socks when we are sleeping. If your feet are cold, then soak in the warm water before you go to bed. This is the secret to be healthy. I love China
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• Philippines
27 Aug 10
A pleasant day to you Youless, I dont think wearing a socks when sleeping is a kind of a weird thing. Perhaps, you just dont agree with the idea as you have said. Anyhow, soaking the feet in warm water before sleeping is not a healthy way for me especially if you work all day and wears a shoes all day long. And due to this reason, the nerves of the feet will get irritated and that will cause rheumatism in the nerve. However, I am still respecting what you have written, maybe, we have just a different belief on how to be healthy. Thank you and have a nice day to you, Youless.
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@GardenGerty (128588)
• United States
21 Aug 11
I see that often on MyLot, a custom for good health in one country is considered unhealthy in another country. It does have a lot to do with what your society does and how you are raised.
@shia88 (4578)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 10
Hi, I seldom wear socks when I am sleeping.But lately, I do wear socks as I am applying some lotion on my heels and in order to keep them intact, I have to cover my feet with socks,or else, my floor will get sticky everywhere when I walk. For my son, I always wear socks for him at night,to make sure he feel warm as we use aircon room at night. and my son seldom want to cover blanket when he sleep.
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• Philippines
27 Aug 10
Good day to you Shia88, Wow, you are already practicing your son to do the move as early as now in using socks when sleeping. A pretty good thing to hear.
@lady1993 (22437)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
I only wear socks to sleep when the weather is quite cold. I use a blanket anyway. I somehow find it hard to sleep when I'm not using a blanket=- even though it can be a bit hot here it's just been my habit...
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• Canada
21 Jan 11
I hate socks. Actually, I hate anything on my feet. If I lived somewhere where it did not snow in the winter, I think I would be barefoot, or at most in sandals, all year long. A lot of heat can escape through your feet, so if you get very cold at night, you might find that improves if you wear socks. But I am always overheated and so I don't have that need.
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29 Oct 10
Sometimes when it's really cold, although it's not really good for our feet because it cuts of the circulation. It's fairly dangerous as well because we could lose the feeling in our feet, I'm sure it's not that bad but if the socks don't allow the circulation to travel properly then this could be the results and this is why I don't always do it.
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@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
28 Aug 10
I can't sleep with socks on. In the summer it is way to hot. I'd roast. I would be warmer in the winter if I could sleep in socks, but I can't. I tear them off after 2 minutes. I am starting to wear a hat on really cold nights to help keep warm. By really cold I mean when it is under 16 inside the house at night.
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@xenzhi (59)
• Philippines
28 Aug 10
I used to wear socks when sleeping but I stopped doing so since I would just get annoyed whenever I wake up to find that the socks, for some bizarre reason, had slipped off sometime while I was sleeping. I don't want to wear socks also for the reason that my ankles where the cuffs are would itch in the morning. So, instead of wearing socks on cold nights, I would just opt to pool a blanket around my feet to keep myself warm.
@jhyan007 (467)
• Philippines
28 Aug 10
....when i was still young, my mom force me to wear socks..purpose? hehe, a defense for cold nights and from mosquitoes..haha
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@mlhervas (482)
• Philippines
27 Aug 10
I don't usually wear any socks when I sleep since I got a comforter to keep me warm at cold nights. But I could remember a time when my foot was hurting a lot a I placed some ointment on it when I was about to sleep. I had to put on a sock so it would be much more concentrated. Feels so good...
@nangisha (3502)
• Indonesia
27 Aug 10
Hi airaseila!. In regular basis I never wear a shock before sleeping. There a story when I visiting a place Majalengka, in the daylight in quite hot, but when night the temperature really dropping its makes me trembling and the blanket so thin so we can feel the cold so we put our jacket on and wear a shock when we sleep.
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@jaiho2009 (38995)
• Philippines
28 Aug 10
Oh,yes this is very true and also happens to me. When i was young i used to asks my grandfather why he wears socks when he sleeps and he keep asking me to wear so that i will know. I did,but it feels uncomfortable for me that time. Now as i am getting older i understood why my grandfather wears socks at night. And yes,i too wear socks during nightsleep. Have a good weekend
• Philippines
28 Aug 10
Have a good weekend too. Your response is very much appreciated. Have a nice day.
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@dodo19 (42594)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 Aug 11
I've tried sleeping with socks on, and I didn't keep them on for very long, as I just didn't feel comfortable sleeping with them on. For one reason or another, it just feels strange. It's not really something that I like. I feel a lot more comfortable sleeping with them off.
@GardenGerty (128588)
• United States
21 Aug 11
There are studies that support the idea that wearing clean socks on you feet when you sleep helps you sleep more soundly. I do not do it in the summer, but perhaps I should, because of the air conditioning. I do use them in the winter for sure. I do rub ointments or lotions on my feet to soften the skin as well and the socks help them penetrate.
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
21 Aug 11
I used to wear socks to bed every night. I didn't really like the feeling of them on my feet all night long but if I didn't I found I got really bad cramps in my feet and then I would wake up all night long hurting. So I would wear socks to bed thinking I was getting the cramps because my feet were cold. The socks did help sometimes but not always. This went on for me for about 20 years of my life, until the last 3 years now. Now I never get cramps in my feet unless..... I left my husband and moved to another city and started my life over again. In the process I went on a diet and lost 50 pounds and never felt better in my life. For me to lose all that weight I had to drink lots of water. I hated water and never drank much of it all my life. I had to force myself to drink it by taking a bottle of water with me at all times and consciously drink it. Every time it was empty I had to fill it up again so I never had an empty bottle and I was always drinking water. I lost weight fast and I stopped having cramps and I stopped having headaches. All those years I was hurting it was signs of dehydration. Now I always drink water and I like water and I don't have to force myself to drink it. I love to drink it and drink as much as I can, still, as I now know the benefits. I no longer wear socks to bed anymore because I don't need to keep my feet warm anymore because I no longer get cramps in my feet....as long as I drink lots of water all of the time. Cheers, Chris
• India
12 Jul 11
No I didn't wear socks till now and even I saw in some movies but I even didn't get any thought like that.But as you said the advantages of wearing it..Its very worthwhile..I will try definitely to wear and sleep.The point which makes me impress is if we wear socks and it will make us warm even the blanket slips off from the feet. Every time my blanket will slip off my feet in my sleep and now the socks will be the solution for it.. thanks for sharing such a good concept...
@shaggin (55394)
• United States
27 Jan 11
I dont like the feel of anything getting on my feet from the floors so I always wear socks. The only time that I do not wear socks is at night while I am in my bed in the summer time. Other then that I always wear socks. In the winter you can bet I wear them to bed it helps keep me warm.
@SViswan (12065)
• India
26 Jan 11
I do wear socks in winter when I go to bed. My feet get cold very quickly and it is painful to walk even and I can't fall asleep with cold feet. So, I wear socks when I go to sleep. But in summer it is fine and I do not wear socks then.
• United States
4 Sep 10
only in winter.your feet freeze here if you don't.sometimes 3 pairs,matter of fact. sometimes i wear a knit hat too.then i'm toasty :)
3 Sep 10
NO,i don't think this is comfortable, the socks will fetter my feet and make me sleepless. even in the winter,i'd like sleep naked.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
3 Sep 10
nope, i don't even wear them with my shoes... only when i do my exercise...