Socks or No Socks in Bed
Socks or No Socks in Bed
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Socks or No Socks in Bed

Socks or No Socks in Bed


This is one of those great debates, right up there with margaritas: on the rocks or frozen? and toilet paper: over or under? To wear, or not to wear, socks in bed; that’s the question. Here’s a few pros and cons for why you might want to, or not want to sleep with socks.



Helps you fall asleep faster

warming up feet causes vasodilation, dilation of the blood vessel, which can tell your brain that it’s time to sleep. After the blood vessels open in the hands and feet, heat is redistributed throughout the body, preparing it for sleep and taking less time it takes to fall asleep.

Improves dry skin

If you’re someone that suffers from dry/cracked feet, socks may actually help repair them overnight. Applying a good moisturizer to your feet just before bed along with wearing socks can really help.

Increases your libido

A sex study done at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands found that 8o% of women were able to achieve orgasm when they were given socks to wear, compared with  50% when barefooted.



Can cause bad hygiene

On the flip side, our feet, just like the entire body, sweats throughout the night. If you sweat at night more than normal and wear socks, that could create a place where bacteria and fungus can thrive. Just make sure you aren’t wearing the same pair of socks every night

Aesthetically unpleasing

The only time that you really want to look like you’re wearing socks to bed is if you’re recreating the famous scene from Risky Business. Otherwise, you’re not getting any fashion accolades for doing so. Also, hope that the person you’re sharing your bed with isn’t completely turned of by it.

More lost socks

So this one might be a bit of a stretch, but the more socks you wear, the more socks you wash, and the more socks you wash, the more socks disappear, victims of the sock monster (aka your washer and dryer). In time, you might end up wearing mismatched socks to bed, although theres a chance you already do that on a daily basis.


Ultimately, the battle between socks and no socks in bed comes down to a personal preference, although it makes life easier if the other person in the bed has the same preference. How about you, are you team sock or team no sock? Tell us in the comments. Oh, and for the record, margarita – frozen, and toilet paper – over. Good day.