To the Editor.—
As a practicing geriatrician I have found the common misery of cold feet in bed can indeed be remedied, and I wish to add to the answers given to the inquiry about a 74-year-old man with cold feet.1Some people with cold feet benefit from a preventive program of regular bedtime calisthenics, which may help to compensate for the long sedentary evenings so common these days.And the prospect of cold feet is another reason why physicians should advocate that older people continue to share their bed as long as possible. It warms not only the feet, but the heart.
Schmerl EF. Warm Feet, Warm Heart. JAMA. 1985;253(5):633. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03350290035011