If you've ever asked yourself if it's okay to sleep in compression gloves, Certified Hand Therapist Trevor has your answer: absolutely!
Many Grace & Able customers wear their compression gloves for a few hours each day - even while they sleep.
What are the benefits of sleeping in compression gloves in bed?
Wearing compression gloves while you rest can help relieve joint stiffness first thing in the morning (especially those with rheumatoid arthritis).
Compression gloves are designed to apply pressure and support your hands and fingers while you sleep. Not only can this help reduce pain from arthritis, but it can also improve circulation throughout the body and promote better quality of restful sleep.
Additionally, they are beneficial for people who suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome as they provide support and help reduce pressure on the nerves that run through the wrist while sleeping.
With a range of benefits that come with wearing these gloves at night, they're definitely worth considering if you struggle with pain related insomnia ('painsomnia').
How can you make sure you're using compression gloves correctly?
Using compression gloves correctly is essential if you want to get the most out of them and ensure they provide maximum benefit. To make sure that you’re using your compression gloves properly, it’s important to choose the right size for your hands. If they are too tight or loose, then they won’t be able to provide adequate support while sleeping.
For newbies, get used to wearing them while awake before attempting an all-night slumber party.
Too much pressure and they can feel uncomfortable after a few hours; too little and you could be putting yourself at risk for impaired blood flow or nerve damage.
Don't forget that sleeping often causes hands to swell up – picking gloves with spandex for 'ease' or even sizing up will help ensure comfort no matter what time of day!
For people with carpal tunnel syndrome, wearing gloves that fit properly can make a big difference – not only for eliminating pain and soreness but also to prevent symptoms from getting worse.
Those dealing with diabetes or other circulatory health conditions should should closely monitor the fit of their gloves.
How to look after your compression gloves for sleeping
Don't forget - your compression gloves are just like any other item of clothing and will get dirty over time.
It's essential to keep them clean so that you can maintain their effectiveness – not only for hygiene reasons, but also to give your skin the occasional break! Wash your compression gloves in cool water and laundry detergent regularly, and they should last between 3 - 6 months.
To make sure that your skin remains healthy underneath, try not to wear them for more than 12 hours at a stretch - giving yourself time to air out properly.
Conclusion: The Benefits of Sleeping in Compression Gloves
It’s clear that sleeping in compression gloves can be beneficial for both your physical and mental health. These gloves provide support which helps reduce pain from carpal tunnel syndrome or arthritis. Additionally, they promote better circulation throughout the body during sleep which can give you a more restful night's sleep.
Finally, wearing these gloves at night can also reduce any hand fatigue or swelling that may have occurred during the day due to activities like typing, texting or crafting. All of these benefits make it easy to see why many people are now turning to compression gloves for better quality of sleep!
Overall, sleeping in compression gloves can be a great way to improve your sleep, as well as benefit from other added advantages.
Not only will you get the satisfaction of knowing that you are taking good care of yourself and your wellbeing, but you can also rest peacefully knowing you are helping your body recover faster after workouts and reduce inflammation.
With the right fit and proper use, compression gloves can help make a huge difference in getting much-needed restorative sleep.
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