Advice from doctors regarding wearing socks during cold
Some benefits of wearing socks and some problems too
Advised to wear cotton and comfortable socks
New Delhi. Entire North India is battling with severe cold and cold wave. There is an outbreak of rain, snowfall, fog in the mountainous areas and the temperature remains around zero. In such a situation, people are wearing warmers, warm clothes, jackets and socks to protect themselves from the cold. Many people are sleeping wearing socks to keep themselves warm at night. Is it right to do so? What effect will wearing socks for a long time have on health and can there be side effects? In this regard, experts have suggested measures, by following which the feet can be saved from cold even at night.
Experts say that it is normal to wear socks while sleeping during cold. People do this to avoid cold and there is no problem with it. This habit is good to protect the feet from cold, because cold can constrict blood vessels and this affects blood pressure. Dr RR Dutta, HOD Internal Medicine, Paras Hospitals, Gurugram says that what is most important is what you feel. If you feel that socks are preventing cold, getting good sleep then it is okay. On the contrary, if you are sleeping well without wearing socks, you are not feeling cold and your feet are also free from cold, then it is also fine. Whether or not to wear socks is up to you.
You have to be careful… otherwise you will have to face the consequences
Dr. Aditya S Chowty, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, Fortis Hospital, Bangalore says that it is a good idea to wear socks at night during winters to keep your feet warm and protected. Due to this the feet are taken care of, cracked heels are cured. Due to socks, blood circulation in the feet can remain correct in the cold. But remember that the socks should be clean. Only cotton socks should be used, synthetic cloth socks can increase the discomfort.
Wearing socks can cause problems
Here, Dr. Visvesvaran Balasubramanian of Interventional Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, says that it is not necessary that sleeping with socks is always beneficial. For some people or in some circumstances it can prove to be harmful to your health. Wearing tight socks can have a bad effect on blood circulation. The condition of the feet, injury etc. can also have a bad effect of socks. Excessive use of socks can increase body temperature. Synthetic fabric rashes may occur.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 09, 2023, 19:04 IST
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