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Frigid temperatures outside do not mean the temperature of your feet has to plummet as well. It doesn’t take more than a few minutes in the bitter cold for your feet to suffer so prepare with basic protection and comfort in socks first.
Additionally, cold feet might be the reason behind your restless nights. When your feet are cold, they constrict the blood vessels and cause less blood to circulate. According to the National Sleep Foundation, warming your feet before you go to bed helps give your brain a clear sleep signal that its bedtime.
And the easiest way to warm your feet? Socks. Wearing socks in bed is the safest way to keep your feet warm overnight. Other methods such as rice socks, a hot water bottle, or a heating blanket may cause you to overheat or get burned.
Merino wool or cashmere socks
Experts agree that merino wool socks are the ultimate way to keep your feet warm and dry. Wool offers first-rate moisture control by pulling moisture away from your skin. Better yet, chill-inducing sweat evaporates quickly thus warding off bacterial growth.
Thick socks aren’t always better
Very thick socks can actually make your feet ice cold. If the sock exerts pressure on your foot it only gets worse when you try to cram your foot into a tight winter boot, thereby reducing warming blood-flow. Choose thinner socks if you’re wearing thick boots and thicker socks if you’re wearing sneakers or other thin shoes. Remember, layering properly is crucial in keeping your feet breathing and warm.
Warm foot baths were found to help relieve insomnia and fatigue in people undergoing chemotherapy. Taking a hot bath or just a foot bath before bed also increases body temperature and can help you fall asleep easier. Warms baths are also a natural solution, readily available, and don’t involve any medication.
If your feet are constantly cold, your circulation may be at fault. Check with your doctor if you have serious circulatory problems or any chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Try to avoid caffeine drinks as it constricts blood vessels in your extremities that adds to less circulation and warmth.
Put away those cotton socks
When it’s cold, cotton socks–and cotton clothing–soak up moisture easily which means that your soggy socks will turn your feet turn into wet, numb iceboxes.
Other direct ways to heat your feet:
– Toe Warmers
– Heat protecting insoles
– USB heated slippers
– Gentle foot massage
Shoe tips to help your feet stay warmer
• Proper fitting shoes is vital to avoid foot problems beyond the bad weather. You should be able to wiggle your toes freely so there is airflow around your toes and socks.
• Allow your cold, wet shoes to dry by hanging, preferably in sunlight. (don’t put shoes near a fire or heater as it can dry out and weaken the materials.) Make sure to leave enough drying time and stuffing them inside with newspaper will help too.
• Remove ground salts and dirt immediately or use a small amount of white vinegar and a cloth to clean them later. Salt will dry out leathers and soles causing premature damage.
• Apply topical water repellent to keep cold moisture from soaking your boots.
The Easiest Way to Get Warm: Move Your Body!
You have a natural heating system and pump. When you are walking try rotating your arms and raise your knees with each step for short, quick reps. As you flex your muscles your body will heat up. Of course, long exposure to cold will always wear your body down so limit your time outside.
If your feet are cold this normally makes the whole body cold. So, have warm footwear when your outside or even inside.
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