Science Says You Should Sleep with Your Feet Outside the Covers

March 9, 2018

Maybe I’m just a weirdo, but I forever need my feet to be covered when I’m in bed. There’s just something uncomfortable about having my feet exposed like that, as if the demons of the night are planning to enjoy my feet as a late-night snack!

For you feet-exposing adventurers, however, science says your way is the right way if you want to have a better night’s sleep overall.

A lot of people sleep underneath a blanket, but that leads to them getting too hot (I’ve definitely woken up in pools of my own sweat because of this). The Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders found that making sure your feet are exposed to colder air at night can help your body regulate its temperature better, keeping you cooler and less likely to have interrupted sleep.

In other words, naked feet are the way to go when it comes to bedtime!