When it comes to sleepwear, we all have different tastes. Some of us prefer cosy pyjama sets, others feel best in silk sleepwear and the more glamorous might enjoy luxury pyjamas. In fact, some of us even sleep commando- and that’s okay! But did you know that there are some rules that we should all follow when it comes to what we wear to bed? Some common bedtime and overnight practices could actually hurt us in the long run! Here are just a few tips on what you should and shouldn’t wear to bed:
Let the girls out
In 2018, no woman should still be sleeping with her bra on! There used to be a myth that sleeping with a bra could prevent your breasts from sagging- but it’s not true. Not only is sleeping with a bra on uncomfortable, but it can actually do some harm. Sleeping with a bra on can hinder circulation, put extra pressure on your chest and give you a fungal infection. And that’s not all! It can also lead to more fluid retention in your body and even chronic inflammation! As beautiful as your bra may be, you should let the girls out when you sleep. If you prefer sleeping in something, try slipping into a silk. Silk is a natural fibre that keeps the body cool in summer and warm in winter.
Opt for loose-fitting pyjama sets
One of the worst things you can wear to bed is tight clothing. While leggings and sports bras may feel comfortable now, they can cause some serious health problems. Sleeping with tight clothing can lead to lack of circulation, limited breathing, skin irritation and even lack of melatonin! Melatonin is the hormone your body produces to regulate your sleep cycle. If you get off of your body’s natural circadian rhythm, your whole schedule will be thrown off! Instead of risking any of this, opt for loose-fitting pyjamas. Loose, flowy materials will let your body breathe and keep you from overheating. The best fabrics to wear to sleep are silk, cotton and satin. If you haven’t yet, try one of our silk nightgowns. They’re 100% silk, so they’re super soft and breathable.
Wipe off the makeup
If you care about your skin, never sleep with your makeup on! While it won’t kill you if you forget to remove it before falling asleep once or twice, it’s a dangerous habit. Sleeping with makeup on- especially foundation or concealer- will cause the makeup to seep into your skin. Mixed with your skin’s natural oils and the dirt that collected on your face during the day, it’s a recipe for breakouts. If your skin is naturally oily or acne-prone, sleeping with makeup on could be even worse. The best way to care for your skin is to remove your makeup and sleep on a clean silk pillowcase. You could even match your pillowcase to one of our silk sleepwear sets!
Sleep in your birthday suit
Did you know that sleeping in underwear- or without any clothing at all- can actually be good for your body? There are several reasons why this is the case. Sleeping commando can help with vaginal health because your vagina will get to breathe. This also helps reduce the risk of yeast or bacterial infections. In terms of sleeping completely naked, it can reduce the risk of skin disease, help regulate cortisol, and even improve blood pressure! Lastly, our body temperatures naturally increase while we’re asleep, which can lead to overheating when we wear pyjamas that don’t breath. However, we will admit that sleeping naked in the winter may not be the best idea. While our bodies do naturally warm up, their heat is nothing compared to our freezing rooms! Another aspect to consider: sleeping naked makes getting out of a warm bed to go to the bathroom or get a drink of water very annoying and disrupts your sleep pattern.
Wear what you feel best in
The ultimate answer to the question “what should I wear to bed?” is “what you feel best in.” Being comfortable and confident in your sleepwear choices can lead to better rest. For some, a ladies nightie might not strike their fancy, but warm pyjamas get them excited for bed. On the other hand, one person may prefer sleeping naked while another adores silk sleepwear and luxury pyjamas. At the end of the day, what you wear to bed should be whatever makes you feel best.
While we all have our own sleepwear preferences, it’s important to make sure that none of these preferences could harm us. If you’re one of those people who wears their bra to bed every night or forgets to remove their makeup- stop! These habits can cause some serious damage to your body. However, there are plenty of comfortable and beautiful things that you can wear to bed. Silk sleepwear and cotton pyjamas are just some of things that your body will thank you for wearing.