What do you wear to sleep in?

Everyone has their preferred night-time attire, but did you know what you wear to bed can make a big difference in your quality of sleep and overall health?

We took to Instagram to ask you what you liked to sleep in, and this is what you said:

Pyjamas:

72% Yes

18% No

A pair of quality cotton pyjamas are a no-brainer when its comes to keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer – and it appears that most of you agree.

Almost three quarters of you said you preferred to hit the hay in a trusted pair of jammies, suggesting people haven’t fallen out of love with a classic pair of PJs just yet.

 

Nothing at all

Yes 39%

No 61%

Marilyn Monroe may have enjoyed wearing nothing but Chanel 5 to bed, but she didn’t live in the UK in winter, perhaps explaining why only 39% of us prefer to sleep in the nude.

Not only does sleeping naked give you a free range of movement, but it helps keep you cool. If you share a bed with your partner, sleeping in the nude is also liked with decreased stress levels, thanks to a transfer of the feel-good hormone, oxytocin.

 

Your underwear:

Yes 40%

No 60%

Many people like wearing just their underwear to bed, but did you know this could be bad for your health and quality of sleep? Tight underwear can often be a breeding ground for bacteria, causing discomfort and irritation.

If you aren’t prepared to stop sleeping in your underwear, experts recommend wearing loose items made from natural materials like cotton.

 

Just a T-shirt

Yes 40%

No 60%

Sometimes wearing just a t-shirt to bed is more than enough, and 40% of you agree.

 

Your favourite onesie:

 Yes 13%

No 77%

Only 13% of you said you preferred sleeping in a onesie, suggesting most of you have invested in a quality tog duvet and sheets! If you find yourself relying on a onesie to stay warm during the night, your bedroom may be too cold – the UK’s Sleep Council recommends an optimal bedroom temperature of 16-18°C.

 

Do you wear your PJ’s outside the house?

Yes 37%

No 63%

Does the thought of popping down to your local supermarket in PJs give you the fear, or does it form part of your daily routine?

Unsurprisingly, most of us don’t like to wear PJs outside the house, but that doesn’t take away from the small minority who do. In 2010, a Tesco branch in Cardiff launched a fully-fledged pyjama ban following complaints from customers about people shopping in their nightwear.

What’s your bedtime etiquette? Do you prefer to wrap up or warm or go nude? Let us know in the comments below.

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