There is one “M” word that strikes fear in the hearts of middle-aged (or those approaching middle age) women everywhere. It’s the dreaded menopause.
Getting a good night’s sleep often requires keeping your cool. Literally. People who sleep in cooler rooms are able to enjoy better quality and quantity of sleep. A cool bedroom is considered the best temperature for sleeping.
Research consistently indicates that temperature is closely tied to sleep quality. Cotton and flannel sheets are infamous for trapping heat close to the skin, making it difficult to fall and remain asleep. Even if you do manage to fall asleep, overheating during the night can cause countless disruptions to your sleep, greatly reducing its quality. Performance bedding doesn’t hold the heat close to your skin. Instead, it breathes in a manner that allows body heat to escape keeping you cooler throughout the night for better sleeping conditions, much like the temperature-regulating properties of a natural latex mattress. But, how does this impressive bedding work?
One of the most important things you need in order to properly function and have good physical and mental health, is an adequate amount of “good sleep” each night. And, as crazy as it might sound to some, sleeping with socks on can make a surprising difference in the quality and quantity of sleep you get at night. But, why can it make so much of a difference, and is it the right move for you to make?
Why Wear Socks While Sleeping?
According to Dr. Oz, turning down the thermostat in your home and sleeping with socks on is a great way to trick your body. What happens is your body believes it’s hot, which forces a reduction in your core temperature. The end result is that because your body believes it is cooler, you are better able to fall asleep and remain asleep.
The first week of summer has arrived and along with the sand and sun, it’s also brought quite the heat wave. While basking in the sun’s rays feel glorious during a dip in the pool, the sweaty heat of the day doesn’t always translate well into your bed at night. In the upcoming months, many of you will be asking: What’s the best way to beat the heat and get a good night’s sleep?