Battling a head cold? Sinus congestion, nasal congestion and/or chest congestion keeping you from getting a good night sleep? Remember to keep Warming Socks (Magic Socks for kids!) in your cold season tool kit! They’re helpful for everyone in the family…infants to elders.
Pair of thin cotton ankle socks
Pair of thick wool socks (or a warm wooly sleeper with feet for the wee ones)
Warm foot bath (optional)
1. Make sure your feet are warm before going to bed. Warm them in a warm foot bath, if needed.
2. Soak the thin cotton socks in cold water (as cold as it will possibly come from the tap) and wring them out well.
3. Sitting on the side of the bed, put the wet socks on first, then the dry wool socks and tuck your feet into bed. (I know putting warm feet in cold socks sounds aweful, but be assured, within a few minutes you’ll start to feel a warming sensation in your feet.)
How it works:
The cold stimulation from the cold socks, with the help of the wool socks, brings the warmth of blood flow to your feet. The focus of the blood flow to your feet pulls the congestion away from your face and chest, helping you breathe more comfortably and get a better night sleep. And, when you wake in the morning, your feet will be warm and dry.