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.
How much sleep do kids really need? Sleep quantity and quality are both equally important and can play a huge role in your child's learning and mood. Sleep is the key time for our bodies to relax and restore.
Late October and early November are the most common times of the year when I get an influx of calls for supporting immunity.