Firstly, what is a bed sock? Bed socks are cosy socks that can be worn to bed or generally for lounging around the house. Bed socks are thicker and longer than a typical cotton everyday sock. Ultimately if you want a super cosy sock to keep your toes toasty you need a pair of bed socks!
When it comes to finding the best bed socks to keep you cosy, cashmere is where it’s at. Cashmere bed socks are the pinnacle of cosy bed socks. Cashmere being a natural fibre is many more times insulating than wool, cotton or manmade fibres and yet is breathable, so you don’t overheat. Plus, cashmere is known to be the softest, most luxurious fibres in the world. Being cosy and comfortable is the goal with bed socks.
If you are committed to getting a good nights sleep you need to invest in some quality cashmere bedsocks. There is some science behind wearing socks to bed, they increase the blood circulation to your feet, expanding the blood vessels signalling to your brain it is time to sleep. This works by speeding up the heating of your feet, one of the places you lose heat from. Increasing blood flow to your feet helps to lower your body temperature making it easier to drift off to sleep. The medical term for this is vasodilation.
For those who have conditions such as Raynaud’s syndrome, a response to cold leading to numbness, or even for women going through the menopause, where hot flushes are all part of hormonal changes, cashmere bed socks can be saviour. Wearing socks to bed improves circulation and aids thermoregulation, helping our bodies manage their temperature. These seemly opposite conditions are both aided by encouraging circulation to the feet preventing a Raynaud’s episode, and in the case of the menopause enlarging the blood vessels to help cool the body faster.
Having dedicated bed socks like our cashmere cable bedsocks will allow you to create a night time routine, changing from your regular day socks into your bed socks. You don’t want to go to bed in the socks you’ve been wearing all day long, wear some clean, fresh and cosy bedsocks.