Irish health expert promotes wearing socks in bed

Published: 06th January 2010

Irish health expert promotes wearing socks in bed
Freezing cold? Join the club of millions around the country, but be prepared to fight it - with the aid of hosiery, among other things.

The Irish Department of Health and Children has recently issued a few guidelines for fighting back the icy conditions that have descended on this part of the world, recommending that in bed, people should consider wearing socks and a night cap.

It forms part of the back-to-basics approach, the Irish Independent explained, with Dr Philip Crowley - the deputy chief medical officer with the organisation - stating that many people can be at risk, particularly if they are already ill or vulnerable.

He continued: "It is important that we all take the recommended precautions given the unusually prolonged and severe cold weather."

Hosiery should be reused after holes or ladders appear in socks and tights according to Sarah Lonsdale of the Daily Telegraph, with the ecologically-aware writer recommending that people adopt them as cleaning tools or ad-hoc mops.

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