Sleeping With Compression Socks

Can you sleep with compression socks?

Have you wondered whether you should wear compression socks at night? If you have, you are not alone; Nightingale Medical is here to answer all your questions!

The answer is no, sleeping with compression socks is not recommended as the compression level is too high and may affect your blood circulation. Doing so provides limited to no proven benefits as compression socks by nature are tight on the leg and can cause more harm than good. The benefits of compression socks occur when you’re up and moving, giving very limited benefit to wearing them while you sleep. When you’re sleeping, your venous pressure is at zero as you are laying down with no gravity, making it difficult for blood to flow back to your heart.

Alternatively, some of the benefits of wearing compression during the day include:

  • Increases blood flow
  • Reduces swelling and aching legs
  • Prevents varicose veins
  • Prevents blood clots

If you have additional questions regarding the proper wear of compression socks, speaking with your doctor is recommended!

Our annual Love Your Legs Sale is on NOW until March 31st!

Make sure to check out the sale and stock up on non-prescription and prescription compression socks! Buy 2 or more non-prescription compression socks and get 15% off, or buy 2 or more prescription socks and get 20% off!

FEATURING: JOBST Casual Pattern Compression Socks

Looking for compression socks you can style and wear every day? Check out our JOBST Casual Pattern Compression socks! The argyle design leaves fewer pressure marks on the legs and is available in the following three colours:

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