People wear several layers of woolen clothes to keep warm in the winter season. Woolen clothing acts as a heat conductor, trapping body heat and keeping you warm. Many people also prefer to sleep at night wearing only woolen sweaters or socks.
However, this habit could be extremely harmful for your health as there are several disadvantages of wearing woolen clothes while sleeping.
Nervousness or agitation:
According to experts, blood vessels narrow during the winter season and sleeping in woolen clothes can cause problems such as restlessness, nervousness and low blood pressure. To avoid this, you should only sleep in cotton clothes.
Rashes or itching
If you frequently sleep in woolen clothes at night, you may also develop an allergic reaction and itchy skin. People with dry skin are more likely to experience this problem and may face issues such as rashes, pimples, and acne.
It is therefore recommended to apply body lotion all over your body before going to bed because the risk of allergies is reduced when the skin is moist.
Problems for heart patients and diabetics
You should also avoid sleeping in woolen clothes at night if you have heart disease. The fibers of woolen garments are thicker than those of cotton fabrics and contain many small air pockets that act as insulators.
When we wrap ourselves in a duvet or blanket and wear woolen clothes in the winter, the fibers of the woolen clothes trap our body heat. This heat can become dangerous for diabetics and heart patients.
If it is extremely cold, it is best to put on cotton or silk clothing first, followed by a layer of woolen clothing. But this should only be done during extreme winters.
(Warning: The health tips shared in this article are based on common practices and general knowledge. Readers are advised to consult a doctor before following them home.)
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