When buying pajamas, most people tend to go for comfort rather than appearance. Or some will stick to their old shirts and hoodies that have survived the plague.
I found it quite challenging to talk about sleepwear since I fall in the category of people who don’t put enough effort into sleepwear, but I do understand that sleepwear pampers our relaxation after the day is over. We will focus on the importance of sleepwear and how it is the fundamental relaxation clothing.
Choosing the Right Fabric is a Step towards Relaxation
Perfect sleepwear is anything that will make you feel comfortable at night, and the popular pick is pajamas since they can provide the utmost relief and comfort. The two major keys to having a goodnight’s sleep and comfort at night are a loose pajama that does not cling to your body, and also a good fabric material.
Pajamas are usually made of lightweight cotton, soft flannel, knit, and silk. The popular pick is cotton because of its natural softness, comfort, and hypoallergenic properties that make it pleasant and gentle on sensitive skin. However, if you experience night sweats, cotton will not be ideal for you. Also, it might make you feel cold if worn in a cold climate without a suitable blanket.
Meanwhile, silk keeps you warm when you’re cold and cool when you’re hot; the only two disadvantages of silk sleepwear are the fact that it’s slippery and also expensive. Silk sleepwear also requires dry-cleaning.
Flannel is the perfect choice in cold weather; the material is comfortable and provides both breathability and warmth. It keeps you warm without overheating which can be really challenging in cold months.
Knit pajamas on the other hand are warm, soft, and stretchy which helps you move easily while sleeping.
If you often wake up in the middle of the night, because you feel uncomfortably hot or sweating, and you cannot move easily without perturbing your sleep, then it is time to invest in a good pair that will help you sleep at ease.
Building a Sleep Routine by Simply Wearing the Right Sleepwear
Sleepwear has the ability to put you in a sleep mode, once you are in your loose pajama after a long day, you can feel that your body just gives in to that relaxation.
When you make real pajamas part of your bedtime routine, you improve the quality and duration of your sleep which is really crucial. Nightwear that feels like a hug will be the best investment you can ever purchase.
You can say “sayonara” to your old shirts that outlasted the dinosaurs and program your mind and body to build the sleep routine you deserve. You do not have to go overboard and buy expensive pajamas but just remember which fabric will benefit you more and help you sleep like a baby.
Your Sleepwear should Fit You Like a Glove
When you purchase new sleepwear, you should not only think about the fabric, since looser pajamas move more effortlessly over your body when you sleep, instead of tightening.
Also, make sure that the elastic is not too tight to cut off circulation at night or too loose to slip off as you rest unless you are with your partner “wink, wink”.
Try to avoid buttons, snaps, and tags because they tend to be problematic and itchy; these elements can disturb your sleep.
Sleepwear is an act of Love & Care
Investing in good quality sleepwear is an act of care; it highlights the fact that you value comfort and the importance of sleep as a recovery mechanism for both physical and mental health.
Choosing the right pajama that suits your personality and body is one of the simplest ways of care you can adopt.
The main idea is to fulfill that comfort you need in your daily life, and stop neglecting yourself and your bedtime routine. While writing this, I felt the need to change to my cutest pajama and care about myself too.
Sleepwear is a Way of Self-Expression
Pajama sets are mainly for sleep and are normally kept simple; however, there are many unique designs and prints available on the market. Cute pajamas are also a great way to attract the attention of a partner.
Sleepwear is not limited to comfort, it can also be fashionable and colorful. The world of sleepwear has seen a drastic change over time, from glamorous designs and cuts that give the vibes of the femme fatale, to the sweet and bubbly pastel colors that make you want to ride a unicorn.
The diversity of sleepwear is vast and comes in all shapes and forms, in order to make you feel beautiful and comfortable in your own skin, which is the main purpose of a good pajama.
Sleepwear is an Aid in Hygiene
You might not know it, but your skin sheds dead skin cells while you’re sleeping; they might not be harmful but they may cause problems if they go to the wrong place.
When you go to sleep in your pajama most of the dead skin and bacteria end up in your outfit, and not your bed sheets; since your sleepwear act like a fence between your body and your bedsheets. Therefore, it is strictly important to wash your pajamas frequently and properly.
If you are having difficulty visiting dreamland at night, there might be thousands of reasons. However, one of them might be simply not wearing the right sleepwear to bed.
Your jammies should be breathable, soft, and made of good quality fabrics, in order to feel comfortable between your sheets. Remember there is a huge diversity in the world of sleepwear, choose well your “shining armor”, and run after your dreams.
Make sure that your pajama is loose to not cut off your circulation, and avoid by all costs buttons, snaps, and tags to not wake up in the middle of the night; since the right sleepwear will feel like a hug and will embrace your body.
Remember to wash your pajamas as your skin sheds dead cells and regenerates itself at night, the barrier between you and your sheets is your pajama, and your shield must always be clean.
Finally, say goodbye to your old shirts and shorts that have seen all the miseries of earth, and change them with new sets of pajamas that you deserve.
Written by Boutaina M