Sleep with Socks On, Start Tonight, Why?

When your feet get cold, one of the best solutions, according to experts, wear a pair of socks to bed. However, the “small” debate renders a simple statement, it’s a good idea. People have debated this subject for years. Reader’s Digest has decided to weigh in and see if they could find the answer.

If you like sleeping with your feet warm at night has been proven to actually makes a difference in your sleeping patterns. According to sleep.org, “Heating cold feet causes a dilation of the blood vessels, which may tell the brain that it is bedtime.  Wearing socks to bed isn’t the only secret to a sweet slumber.

The other side of this issue doesn’t exist, as least this reporter couldn’t find any. I then thought, hmmm, maybe it’s because most people don’t wear socks to bed. Or if the picture above is the only choice, I’ll pass. So they figure, why argue, besides I’m tired. Good Night!

10 Tips, Making Winter Wake-Ups Easier

sleepy headNow that winter’s here or at least it’s cold, my reluctance to get out of bed in the morning has mounted exponentially. It’s much easier to snuggle deep into the covers when my alarm goes off, and I’m constantly oversleeping when I know that I should get up. In an attempt to curb this bad habit, Michelle and I have compiled some tips for making waking up a bit more manageable.

  • Have a drink. Drinking water as soon as you wake up will help stimulate the body and help you wake up. awake. Keep a glass of water on the nightstand for that morning sip.
  • Program the coffee maker. The coffee maker going off so that it’s is ready for you in the morning is a big help. The scent of the coffee is big pick-me-up.
  • Drink something before you sleep. By the time your alarm goes off, you will probably have to use the bathroom and won’t be able to go back to sleep comfortably.
  • Don’t allow yourself to reason with yourself. This is probably my biggest wake-up mistake. Your groggy self reasons the world will wait if you rest for five more minutes (which inevitably turns into forty-five).
  • Have something to look forward to. It’s much easier to get out of bed when you focus on something you actually want to do instead of on the drudgery of what you must do. Whatever it may be, try to give yourself something that will help you start the day right.
  • If you wake up before your alarm goes off, get out of bed. If you go back to sleep or wait for the alarm, chances are, you’ll feel drowsier. Follow your natural sleep cycles, seize the day, and embrace those extra minutes if your body tells you it’s time to get up.
  • Do something active. You may not have the time or energy for a full-blown exercise routine every morning, but get your body moving somehow.
  • Take a shower as soon as you get out of bed. The water and change in temperature will get your circulation going.
  • If none of this works, there’s the obvious tip of setting the alarm clock across the room
  • Making Winter Wake-Ups Easier – more details at Apartment Therapy

Do you have any secret wake-up weapons?