If you or a family member is stuffy and congested you know how hard it to get a good nights sleep - cold wet socks to the rescue!!
This is something my family and I all do for a few nights in a row if the sniffles are here. Even our 2 year old asks for wet socks!
The whole idea is based on the science of traditional hydrotherapy. When you are lying horizontal your lymphatic system (waste removal system) isn't moving; it's stagnant. Picture a highway travelling from your head to your toes that has lots of traffic. It only makes sense that you would get more stuffy as soon as you lie down for a sleep.
We want to get things moving.
What you'll need:
I wouldn't do this when there is chest congestion and/or coughing, but this is wonderful to help ease the symptoms of nasal congestion and stuffiness.
Your nose may start to run a little in the first 5 minutes before you drift off to sleep! By the morning the wet cotton socks will be dry!
Watch our video here to get a good visual on how to do cold wet socks.
Late October and early November are the most common times of the year when I get an influx of calls for supporting immunity.
The sun is out and we all want to enjoy being outside. With increased outings to cottages, campgrounds, hiking trails, golf courses, tennis courts, outdoor playgrounds, and swimming pools, we all need to be prepared for a multitude of events. This of course, is even more important when you have small kiddos.