How often do you wash your pyjamas? Many of us prefer to sleep in the same pair of well worn, super soft pjs night after night, but sleeping in less than pristine clothing over and over again is not a good idea. When we don’t wash your sleepwear often enough, we’re actually wearing down our health in a variety of ways. We all naturally lose millions of skin cells and a lot of body sweat every night, good ventilation and quality breathable fabrics are the best way to keep your sleep environment fresh and healthy.
We can’t talk about perfect sleep conditions without getting to the intimate nitty gritty of it. All evidence points to men who don’t wear pants at night improving the quality of their sperm versus their “pants clad” comrades. When we sleep in tight underwear or warm pyjamas, our genital regions are more likely to get sweaty. This can also affect women’s fertility as excess sweat may lead to inflammation and infections. If you have a proclivity for vaginal and yeast infections, sleeping with underwear is laying the groundwork to continue developing these kinds of undesirable outcomes.
By not being in tune with our bodies, we don’t allow our core temperature to naturally fall to a healthy temperature, which inhibits our sleep. Having a lower temperature at night helps our bodies to recover better and boosts our metabolism.
Sleeping in the buff has long been credited with many health benefits, but if it’s your idea of a nightmare, then natural fabrics and layers of linens, comforters and blankets that you can easily shed throughout the night is an ideal option.
Before you reach for the tight, taut, and clingy, consider lingerie as recreational and invest in good quality pyjamas for the rest of the night. Sleeping in the buff has long been credited with many health benefits, but if it’s your idea of a nightmare, then natural fabrics and layers of linens, comforters and blankets that you can easily shed throughout the night is an ideal option.
When we are bombarded with so much information and health pitfalls lurking around every corner. you might be thinking that the risk a skin-tight nightie poses is hardly sinister, wearing constricting clothing to bed, such as pants with an elastic waistband or a binding type of tank top or pyjama set, can hamper our circulation and ability to breathe normally throughout the night.
Wearing binding clothing also has been linked to inhibiting the development of melatonin, which is a key hormone that helps us to regulate our sleep cycles. And when our body’s natural circadian rhythm is off, the prospect of getting a good night’s sleep is off as well.
We love a vintage movie night as a family and cosy lounge wear, freshly brewed Chai tea and Reed blankets are integral to the ritual, the only difference is now, we all slip into something a little cooler for bedtime.
“I am worthy of looking and feeling good as I drift off to sleep” – A good self care mantra for anyone who doesn’t see the value in investing in a fresh set of pj’s.