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Lunchtime Poll: Socks

‘Tis the season of falling leaves, extra blankets, and snuggly pajamas! This is also the time of year that my feet turn into blocks of ice in the evening. 

I’m not a huge fan of having cold feet, but I kind of hate wearing socks unless I’m wearing sneakers or boots. I especially dislike them when I’m trying to sleep. Since I like being able to snuggle the mister more than I dislike wearing socks, I suck it up until we settle in to our respective sides of the bed. The socks need to come off if I want to fall asleep.

So, Persephoneers, how do you feel about wearing socks to bed? Do you have the magical ability to keep them on all night?

By [E]queSarahSarah

Part-time artist, full-time crankypants who dabbles in knitting, running, and burpees.

8 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Socks”

I only wear socks if I’m wearing shoes or it’s cold (usually if it’s cold, they’re special for-cold-floors socks, like slippersocks). I never, ever wear socks to bed. Ever. Neverever. I add more blankets but I don’t add socks.

Oh, if I’m visiting someone and they have a no-shoes house and I was already wearing socks, I’ll leave the socks on. Or if they are ok with shoes, I leave those on. Partly because I don’t like putting pre-worn socks back on my feet. I’m weird. I could probably bring an extra pair of socks to accommodate my weirdness, but I’m also lazy.

Because my feet and hands are thin and bony and I have low blood pressure/poor circulation, my feet are usually cold all through winter. Since Mr. Dormouse probably wouldn’t be pleased with me following him around all evening, shoving my feet under his clothes to leech his body furnace heat, I wear socks and sometimes slippers before bed. I usually keep the socks on while I sleep too, but that is probably from laziness.

It’s either socks or wedging my icicle toes between my husband’s legs, which he doesn’t always appreciate. I tend to sleep pretty well bundled up, otherwise I will never get out of bed in the morning if the temperature difference between me and my bedroom is too great.

I’ll happily sleep with socks on – which in fact means naked but for the socks – whenever I have a sore throat or a bit of a cold. Putting on pyjamas doesn’t make any difference, but socks will make me feel better, and sexiness usually isn’t high on my list of priorities when I have a cold anyway. Hell, I take a pair of woolly socks knitted by my grandma with me when travelling, just in case it’s too cold somewhere to sleep comfortably.

It’s nice to be able to walk around the house barefoot, but it’s only warm enough for that in the summer, so I’m wearing socks at home for most of the year.

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