A good night’s sleep lay in a simple, yet a slightly controversial solution, socks.
French-American pediatrician Jessica Andrade revealed in a video posted on Tiktok that people should wear socks in bed, adding that it helps the brain understand that the body wants to sleep.
She pointed out that wearing socks makes the feet warm, which opens up the blood vessels that cools the body down, noting that the body being cool tells the brain that it is time for bed.
The doctor noted that the people that wear socks tend to drift off faster.
Dr. Andrade, who herself wears socks at night, had also linked her suggestion to research from 2006, which studied the impact of foot temperature. The conclusion showed that adults, sleep-onset was accelerated by warm and neutral bed socks after lights-off and correlated to the increase in foot temperature.