As the nights get colder as we head into the winter season, you might be thinking about upgrading your sleepwear options. And after all, we spend roughly a third of our lives asleep so why not have a great set of pyjamas. There are a whole host of other reasons why you need to invest in a pair of pyjamas this winter, but we’ve picked out the top 5 to share with you today.
They look good
Although pyjamas are primarily for wearing whilst you sleep, it doesn’t mean they have to be short on style. Historically pjs were simple and lacked any character, but these days they offer a great way to express your individuality and personality. There’s an enormous amount of unique designs and prints to choose from so you’ll never feel bad about spending a day lounging around in them.
You may think that pyjamas are only to be worn to bed, but these days that’s far from true. Many brands now design pjs in a way that they’re suitable for sleepwear, loungewear, and even casual wear to be worn outside of the house. If you’re wondering how to get away with wearing pyjamas outside of the house, be sure to go for a silky material. Anything cotton could look too much like sleepwear and won’t have a glamorous feel, and for similar reasons you should also avoid typical sleepwear stripes. Our favourite way to style pjs out the house is to wear silky pyjama trousers with oversized knitwear for a laidback look.
They help you have a good night’s sleep
Pyjamas are perfect for keeping you comfortable in order to give a great night’s sleep. Typically pyjamas are made of silk or cotton which are comfortable due to their softness and breathability. Additionally, there’s a psychological benefit to changing into pyjamas before you sleep as it trains your brain to make you feel sleepy.
They keep you warm
One of the main benefits of pyjamas is that they keep you warm through cold winter nights. The polyester and cotton fabrics which most pyjamas are made from are chosen because they are a great material for keeping heat, and pyjamas can even prevent you from catching a cold. This is especially true if you wear long sleeved or full length pyjamas, as if your duvet falls off whilst you’re asleep and you stay uncovered in a chilly room for long enough you’re likely to catch a cold.
Wearing pyjamas is actually known to be more hygienic than sleeping without them. This is because your skin sheds dead cells and regenerates even whilst you’re asleep. The dead skin cells and bacteria would otherwise end up on your bed sheets if you didn’t have pyjamas. With this in mind it’s important to wash your pyjamas regularly and keep them clean to avoid getting any nasty skin infections. Scientists recommend you should aim to wash them around once a week.