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Savista Magazine - 10th October 2013
10 Oct 2013 01:00:00
Bed Socks Can Help You Sleep:
Quoted from Savista Magazine -
"Dr Kurt Krauchi and his team at the Sleep Laboratory in Basel monitored the body temperature and functions of a group of young, healthy men as they nodded off. In every case, they fell asleep immediately after a shift in blood flow to hands and feet.
The study, published in the journal Nature, seems to indicate that as we approach the threshold of sleep, the body’s temperature regulation system moves heat from its core to our extremities i.e. our hands and feet.
The phenomenon is closely related to the release of hormones such as melatonin, which regulate sleepiness and wakefulness.
The researchers say that bed socks may not directly cause sleep, but can trigger widening of the blood vessels, which in turn switches the body’s sleep mechanism on.
If your extremities are cold, it inhibits the free flow of blood and your sleep hormones fail to kick in, which can cause insomnia.
Super-soft Bed Socks from Cosyfeet are knitted from brushed yarn that retains warmth, making them ideal for anyone who suffers with poor circulation or cold feet at night. They are loose around the ankles for extra comfort.
They come in a range of colours and are available in Standard Width or Extra Roomy, for anyone who suffers from swollen feet or ankles.
Sizes include small (fits shoe size 4-7) medium (fits shoe size 6-11) and large (fits shoe size 11-13). A two-pair pack costs £11.00 for Standard Width and £12.00 for Extra Roomy."