26 Jul What you sleep in matters!
Most of us take great pride in what we wear during the day. We wake with the intention to look and feel fantastic and often our attire is a huge part in making us feel so good. But what about when we go to bed at night, does the same thought process take place? Do we really think about what we are putting on in order to get the most satisfying sleep session?
Probably not. But we should be.
We abide by the three F’s. Fabric, Fit and Feet.
Depending on your own body temperate, whether you sleep alone or with a partner (or some furry friends!) or whether you like to snuggle into thick duvets or prefer nothing over you will all determine what’s best to wear for your body and mind in order to sleep dreamily.
Cotton for example is natural, lightweight and breathable allowing for air flow. However in Winter cotton sleepwear may make you too cold. If you’re a cold sleeper Flannel might be your go-to, especially in Winter as it provides warmth and breathability.
The fit of your sleepwear is also important. Most people will move around during their sleep from side to side or back to front and so choosing sleepwear that moves freely and easily with you is key. Tight fitting items or clothing that is too small can cause problems for you by riding up in the night leaving you cold and annoyed.
Don’t forget your feet! Again this will depend on whether you are a cold or hot sleeper, but if you do tend to get a little chilly at night then a pair of lightweight socks will do the trick.
And for those that like sleeping in your birthday suit (a.k.a in the nude!) this may actually have some health benefits. When you’re overheated during sleep, your body doesn’t produce adequate melatonin and growth hormone, both of which are important for repair and anti-aging. Going without pajamas helps ensure that your body temperature doesn’t get too high. Growth hormone also plays a big role in metabolism, so sleeping in the nude could lead to a better body composition. Lastly, staying cool by forgoing sleepwear could even lead to longer, deeper and more satisfying sleep!
So the choice is yours… do you dare to go bare?