Bedroom slippers to keep feet warm & soft

I started using bedroom slippers after I issued the Viva Challenge on wearing your socks to bed. In the post, I had mentioned that Traditional Chinese Medicine suggest that when the feet get cold, it affects the upper respiratory system and impairs the body resistance and this may in turn leads to common cold, upper respiratory infection, abdominal pain and painful period, even cardiovascular diseases. Hence, I decided to wear bedroom slippers to try promote better body resistance by keeping the feet warm and protecting the body from the attack of external cold.

Wearing bedroom slippers can also help prevent callus formation on the feet. Calluses are thickened, dead tissue involving the outer layer of the skin and the primary cause of their formation, is excessive pressure due to the underlying bone. While bedroom slippers may not have the thick cushion sole like shoes to absorb the abnormal pressure, they will still help to keep the feet softer especially if you regularly file them and moisturize them well.

You can get padded bedroom slippers that offer more cushion. Those stuffed animal bedroom slippers are quite useful actually. I have a pair but I don’t use them all the time because they can get a little warm on some days. So my preference is for simple, no frills bedroom slippers.

Do you have a habit of wearing bedroom slippers?

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  1. florence says

    I have this habit for many years, if I don’t wear, I feel uncomfortable.My slippers is usually from my hubby, when he outstation, he will bring back from hotel…keke.And so I have lots at home coz he a frequent flyer :)

  2. fwy says

    I do not have air-conditioning in my bedroom. Guess it is quite alright for me not to wear bedroom slippers.

    • sesame says

      It’s a personal preference of course…but the basic bedroom slippers are quite comfortable even if the floor isn’t cold.

  3. ann says

    Yup, I do. I don’t wear them around the house all the time but I’ll definitely make sure that they’re by my bedside when I go to sleep. The floor gets cold with the aircon so they really help to keep the feet snugly and warm.

    I tried the socks thing but gave up after two week. My sensitive skin got itchy around the tight portion where the socks were hold up. =(

      • sesame says

        Ah I don’t like the elastic. Where do you get socks without them? I find them quite tight. But I try to wear them to sleep after moisturizing. A bit different to walk with them though cos they’re quite slippery.

  4. jo says

    i wear slippers at home, all the time. It is a family tradition. anyway, my family said that the floor is cold so slippers protect our feet.

      • jo says

        heehee…i dun like to wear slippers since young..anyway,i started my habit long ago….i find it comfortable to walk with slippers rather than barefooted.

        • sesame says

          So you’re wearing bedroom slippers? It definitely needs getting used to and once you’re, then it’s strange to not wear them. The feel of the cold floor becomes a little uncomfortable too.

  5. Rinka says

    when im back with my family in japan i wear slippers all the time because its just the culture (plus they have polished wooden floors which are freeeezing in winter!) but i dont usually overseas.

    however after reading your entry on the chinese medicine about cold feet, i have been giving myself foot baths every day and i havent been sick this whole winter 😀

    • sesame says

      Oh that’s wonderful to know! TCM places a lot of importance on the feet and I’ve been trying to take good care of them too.

  6. says

    I think bedroom slippers are really good too! I feel so much warmer with them on.

    According to some friends from China, they all have the habit of wearing socks, as they believe that the cold floor in their homes in cooler China will give them rhuematism in old age.

    • sesame says

      I believe it’s true. Those staying in colder climates need to protect their feet better. Even for us, it’ll do us some good.

  7. Monca says

    I usually use chocolate .. and cream my feet with a sweet and bitter one. That gives the skin the needful soft- and sweetness .. my feet need now. May be .. that sounds a bit spoiled, but that is my feet 😉

  8. poohz says

    Those airline socks are without elastic and are really comfy for sleep. I use them after slathering body cream on my feet.

    • sesame says

      Oh I can’t remember if they’re without elastic but yeah, now that you said it, I recall they’re comfortable.

  9. Lianne says

    I always wear slippers. I done like wearing shoes or socks in the house so I wear my comfy slippers. It’s a family tradition that we exhange our shoes for slippers when we get home.

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