There are two types of people in the world: those who wear socks to bed and whose who prefer to sleep barefoot. Some find it impossible to sleep if their feet are bare, they feel cold and have to jump out of a bed in the middle of the night to put on their favorite socks. Others experience the exact opposite — they find it very uncomfortable to have socks on once they’re in bed; it gives them a stuffy feeling, and they feel excessive heat and discomfort.
You might think that in both cases, this is just an acquired habit, but we at Bright Side have discovered that it actually reveals more about you than you could possibly have imagined. We found this fascinating and just had to share it with you.
If you wear socks to bed it’s probably because you’re very sensitive to cold. If so, this may be related to different aspects of your physical makeup, including the thickness of your skin and your body’s metabolic rate. People with an increased metabolism feel hot and sweaty all the time, whereas those with a slow metabolism and poor blood circulation feel cold more than other people.
But whilst being sensitive to cold is a condition associated with your physical and biological characteristics, it also has a lot to do with your perception of space and temperature. Thus, two people with very similar physical characteristics can perceive the external climate in very different ways.
People who feel the need to sleep with their socks on usually seek to be protected. If you’re one of them, chances are that you adore cozy places and always seek to establish deep and very intimate relationships with others. You’re a touchy-feely kind of person and you don’t mind sharing your personal space — cuddles and hugs make you happy.
If you can’t tolerate the idea of sleeping with your socks on, and just the thought of your feet covered at night makes you feel uncomfortable, it’s probably because you have either a faster metabolism than others, good blood circulation, or thicker skin. You have a biological predisposition to preserve and generate heat and therefore your don’t feel the need to cover your feet.
However, it’s not just physical. Being less sensitive to cold is also related to the way you interact with others. If you’re a barefoot sleeper you’re probably a very independent person. You greatly value your personal space and come into contact with others only when you’re willing to interact. In a relationship you tend to take a protective role, you’re honest and sincere and sometimes challenging, but you know how to take good care of people who mean a lot to you.
But of course, it doesn’t matter if you love the feeling of having your feet warm and snug in your socks or if you enjoy the freedom of being barefoot in bed. What matters is that you have sweet dreams and peaceful sleep!