Having a good night’s sleep is more complicated than ever. Our hectic lifestyles and endless hours in front of a screen have made sleeping tight an arduous task. And although we all get our sleep eventually, there are things we can do to rest a bit better.
The thing is, when it comes to pajamas, we all have our preferences, but it turns out not all types of clothes are a good choice. Some clothes might just be the reason why you’re not sleeping well. Here’s all you need to know. These are the worse clothes to sleep in, according to experts. The worse part? We all use them from time to time.
Many of us sleep with our socks on, especially when it’s cold outside. The thing is, our feet are already covered with socks and shoes all day, and if you don’t let them breathe at least at night, you’re setting the perfect stage for a colony of stinky fungi and bacteria to thrive.
If your feet smell, you probably sleep with your socks on, am I right? There’s nothing to be ashamed of, but you should let those feet breathe a little, and if you decide to wear socks at night now and then, use a fresh pair every time. You don’t do that either, right? Don’t wear socks in bed, sorry, but it’s for the best. Use an extra blanket on your feet instead!
Hoodies are comfy and warm, and who doesn’t have its favorite hoodie for bedtime? Lots of people do. The problem with hoodies is that they’re restrictive, and you can indivertibly sleep over the hoodie strangling yourself in the process.
And although no one has ever died from hoodie strangulation, you can’t sleep appropriately when you have a tight grip on your neck. Hoodies are also almost always made with synthetic fabric, and that’s a big no-no as well, but we’ll get there in a second.
Tight clothes are comfortable, especially tights, but tight clothes are tight because they’re made with synthetic fabrics like spandex, and synthetic materials don’t let your body breathe. In fact, the clothes will not let your blood flow freely, and then you’ll also be all sweaty, and none of that is good.
You want to sleep in loose clothes made of organic materials, preferably cotton. And that goes for your underwear as well. Tight clothes might be the reason for those uncomfortable nights where you’re just too hot and can’t catch your breath. Use those clothes at the gym instead! Working out now and then and you’ll sleep better, that’s guaranteed.
Should You Sleep Naked?
Now, here’s an interesting question, why not sleep naked and forget all about the right and wrong clothes? Well, that might not be a good idea either; sleeping naked has its downsides.
Let’s just say that your clothes, mainly your underwear acts like a barrier for all types of particles, gases and fluids coming out of your body, and that prevents you from rolling in the stuff all night, effectively contaminating your sheets and body — this might be a health threat.
If you want to sleep naked, at the very least, leave your underwear on, especially if you sleep with someone else. It’s for your own good.
Dos and don’ts matter, but what you wear for bed is no biggie. More important is that you enjoy a healthy diet and sleep at least six hours. Sleep comfortably and try to leave your problems on your side table.
Find something comfy to wear and enjoy your bedtime. Sleeping well is critical for a healthy lifestyle. Remember, cotton, no socks and no hoodies. Other than that, I’m sure your pajamas are lovely!