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Last Updated on April 29, 2024

5 Best Sleeping Socks to Wear While Sleeping

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Written By Alex Petrović

Certified Sleep Consultant

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When it comes to sleeping with your socks on, you've either wondered “what are the best sleeping socks on the market?” or “why would people wear socks to bed?”.

Well, in this article we're going to answer both of those questions! After all, when it comes to getting yourself the best sleeping socks imaginable, there are a few things you need to consider. And when it comes to why people wear socks to bed – you'd be surprised by some of the benefits this bedtime fashion choice actually provides.

So, here are some general tips for getting the best bed socks on the market. And if you stick around until the end, you'll see how sleep socks can better your sleeping experience.

Our favourite sleeping socks for better sleep

Let's start things off with some recommendations. That way, if you don't feel like reading too much, you can get the best socks right away. And if you still aren't sold, we also have a segment later on that will explain why getting a good pair of socks can make your life easier in the long run. But for now, here are our favourite picks, and hopefully, you'll find a pair that's perfect for you.
    Sleeping Socks 1
    Product image of Alvada 80% Merino Wool Hiking Socks
    Alvada 80% Merino Wool Hiking Socks
    Sleeping Socks 2
    Caudblor Casual Cotton Low Cut 12 Pack Socks
    Sleeping Socks 3
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    Toes Home Fluffy Socks for Women and Girls
    Sleeping Socks 4
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    Heat Holders Mens 2.3 TOG
    Sleeping Socks 5
    Danish Endurance Light Outdoor Walking Socks

Alvada 80% Merino Wool Hiking Socks

If you were looking for the best of the best, we'd say I'd have to be this pair from Alvada.
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First off, these socks boast an impressive 80% Merino wool design, meaning that you're dealing with premium materials. It also means that they can keep your feet warm through the harshest of winters. And thanks to the inner fuzzy fabric, they're also super soft to the touch.

Plus, these socks are rocking a reinforced heel and toe for added durability, and extra cushioning on the bottom for comfort and some grip. As you can see, Alvada left no stone unturned when creating these socks!


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Highly durable
Reinforced and durable.
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Very soft
Very soft on the inside.
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Premium materials
Merino wool is a top-shelf material.


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Rather pricey
More expensive than similar products.
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Only one colour
Very little variety in terms of design.

Caudblor Casual Cotton Low Cut 12 Pack Socks

If you want to restock your entire sock drawer without draining your wallet, this is the deal for you.

This deal basically means that you get twelve pairs of socks at a price that's lower than some brands will charge you for just three pairs. And don't be fooled, as they aren't half bad either!

Being made from cotton you can expect decent breathability and while they aren't super cosy, they won't irritate your skin either. And since you get grey, white and black socks in this deal, most of your outfits should now be covered.


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Amazing price
One of the cheapest quality products.
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Three different colours
Good for any outfit.
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Premium materials
Although cheap, the socks still feature cotton.


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Not very durable
Might not last for very long.

Toes Home Fluffy Socks for Women and Girls

If you're looking for some colourful socks with equal part fuzziness and charm, these are for you.
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Although they're made from synthetic materials, we just love how these socks both look and feel. With bright colours and a very imaginative design, they're sure to get a few curious glances at slumber parties.

And the microfibre is rather decent, keeping things fresh and cool. Plus, if you like a loose fit, these socks should be right up your alley.


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Soft and comfy
Very comfortable for wearing around the house.
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Very breathable and cooling.
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Very cute
Rather adorable design.


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Made from synthetic materials
Not made from natural materials.

Heat Holders Mens 2.3 TOG

If your feet constantly feel cold while at the office or at home in bed, the Heat Holders should have the solutions you seek.
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As the name would suggest, these socks are perfect for keeping your feet nice and warm. With thermal yarn infused into the sock, even the coldest winters won't feel as bad. Not to mention that you can also get this pair in 16 different designs, so you're bound to find the perfect one.

And if you like socks that aren't too flashy but aren't monochromatic either, this pair should be the golden middle you've been looking for.


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Lots of colour
Come in 16 different colours
Very warm
Can easily keep your feet warm.
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Simple design
Not too flashy nor too dull.


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Rather expensive
More expensive than similar products.

Danish Endurance Light Outdoor Walking Socks

If keeping your feet at an optimal temperature is all you care about, you can't go wrong with this pair.

Merino wool makes a second appearance on our suggestion list, only this time in a lesser quantity at 30%. However, this leaves room to mix in some synthetic materials like Acrylic to make them extra durable and extra warm.

Plus, these socks come with a cooling mesh, meaning that you don't have to worry about being too hot either. And just like our first pick, these socks have extra padding that will prevent blisters and prolong their shelf life.

In fact, the company will even send you a replacement if you manage to make a hole in these bad boys within the first year. And it's always a good sign when the manufacturer believes in their product!


Incredible temperature control
You don't have to worry about being too hot or too cold.
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High quality & durable
High quality craftsmanship & high level of durability.
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1-year warranty
It's not every day that you see socks with a warranty.


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Not very cheap
You can find 12 packs for the same price.

Before you buy the best sleeping socks

But first, let's make sure we're all on the same page. As you'll later see, getting the best socks on the market can bring about some nice benefits. However, that doesn't mean that everyone needs a pair. Wearing socks to bed is generally a great idea for those who live in a colder climate, sweat a lot during the night, or have certain health conditions that warrant keeping your feet warm.

Of course, if you just want to look a bit more fashionable or like the feel of socks on your feet, feel free to read on either way! Now that that's out of the way, we can get into the meat and potatoes of the hunt for good socks.

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What to consider when buying the best sleeping socks

Before you head off to the nearest shop looking for your perfect pair of socks, let's discuss what actually makes them different. Sure, they're not as complex as jackets, nor as expensive as mattresses, but it still helps to know what to look out for.

So, here are some general guidelines that should hopefully help you determine the best socks for your sleep. And note that not every feature described remains true for all socks on the planet, it's more of a general trend.


The first and arguably most important feature you need to look out for is the material. After all, the material dictates almost all aspects of how a sock will feel. On a fundamental level, we have socks made from natural materials and those that use synthetic materials or blends.

Generally, socks made from synthetic materials are easier to find and carry a smaller price tag. This is because materials such as nylon and polyester are easier to mass-produce. But when it comes to performance, it's a mixed bag.

While you do have some synthetic socks that tick all of the boxes you could possibly want, others can be quite dreadful. Most commonly, they'll be far too stuffy and in some cases may even irritate your skin. So, if you ever wore socks and had a bad time, chances are they were synthetic – but that isn't always the case.


While you'll be pressed to find socks that are made from 100% natural materials, you can usually still tell the difference when wearing natural socks. And if you really want a warm sleeping sock that also feels great to the touch, natural materials are the way to go.

The most popular options are cashmere socks, wool socks and cotton socks, but there are a lot of varieties out there. And they generally excel when it comes to keeping you warm and maintaining high breathability. However, they can also be noticeably more expensive. But don't let that stop you from learning about cotton and seeing whether it's the right fit for you. And if you want the best of the best, Merino wool is probably your best bet.

Colours & style

This category is of course completely subjective but still worth considering. After all, if you want socks that look like just socks, bright colours and intricate designs may be a turn-off for you.

And on the other hand, if you like cute patterns that will allow you to express yourself a bit more, you likely won't go for a bland variety. In our experience, socks made from synthetic materials (like nylon or a spandex blend) typically have crazier designs while wool or cashmere socks mostly focus on making your feet toasty and stick to a simple design.

At the end of the day, you'll likely want both simple monochromatic and colourful funky socks in your arsenal, so that you can dress up depending on the situation.

Overall durability

Gauging sock durability can be a bit difficult but it's not exactly impossible. For one, higher-end socks made from natural materials (especially something like Peruvian cotton) will likely stick around for far longer than mass-produced synthetic socks.

And if you're doing your shopping online, you can always head down to the review section and check out whether people have complained about the durability in the past. After all, your socks ripping after a few weeks is bound to get a reaction out of most people.

But if you're going to the store in person, you can also rely on yourself. If the fabric feels cheap or you can clearly see each thread after a slight tug, they probably won't last for very long.


As a feature, grip is one of those things that you only think about when it's already too late. While you're wearing shoes, it doesn't really matter. While you have slippers nearby, it also doesn't matter. But when you get up in the middle of the night, slip on the smooth floor and end up kissing the wall, grip should shoot to the top of your priority list.

Plus, while everyone's bed is their own little kingdom, socks with good grip will stop you from slipping on the sheets and making your intimate time rather awkward.

As to how you know whether a sock has good grip, just check whether the bottom half has a rougher texture on the outside. And when it comes to online purchases, retailers will usually advertise if their socks are especially anti-slip made.

Tips for buying and using the best sleeping socks

In case you were still a bit confused about what makes some socks great and others subpar, we're going to go over three main tips to help you in your search. In general, it all comes down to what material they're made from, whether they have good grip and whether they fit your style.

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The advantages of owning the best sleeping socks

As promised, we'll now talk about how a good pair of socks can improve your life. The first thing you need to know is that your core body temperature drops when you're ready to go to sleep. However, if your feet are cold, your body temperature might actually rise in order to keep them warm.

So, by just having socks on your feet instead, your body doesn't have to do any extra work and you fall asleep faster. Not to mention that they also improve blood flow and thus help with certain health conditions. And lastly, they keep both your feet and bedding cleaner, thus lowering the chances of any nasty bacteria creeping around.

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FAQs about your sleeping socks

Lastly, let's go over some general questions you might have so that we can sleep easily knowing that you know everything you need to know.

Is it good to sleep with sleeping socks every night?

Unless you have a health condition that requires otherwise, wearing socks every night is completely safe and can help you fall asleep faster.

What is the most comfortable material for sleeping socks?

This depends on who you ask, but natural materials like wool are likely to be the most comfortable.

Is it better to have thin or thicker sleeping socks?

While you want to keep your feet warm, you also don't want to overheat. So, try looking for a middle ground unless it's extremely cold/extremely hot.

How to wash my sleeping socks?

Most socks are machine washable at 40 degrees Celsius, but you should check the care label to make sure.

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Alex Petrović
Sleep Consultant
A CPD certified Sleep Consultant with more than 2000 hours of research into all the different ways we can get a great night's sleep. As a former insomniac, I know how difficult life can be without a nightly recovery and I love that I get to share everything I've learned with you all. So hopefully we can all sleep soundly!
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