Can PJs Help You Sleep Better?


The most comfortable clothes many men own aren’t necessarily the ones they wear to work or while out on the town. Instead, they’re pajamas, those cozy clothes worn for sleep or for relaxing around the house.

Pajamas have been around forever and still favored by many men and women. But like with any other type of clothing or product, separating the good from the bad is important.

We’ll also list several pajama buying tips while discussing the benefits of sleeping in pajamas compared to sleeping with nothing on at all.


BEFORE YOU BUY: 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING MEN’S PAJAMAS

Time for a pair of pajamas? There’s no time like now to buy new ones considering the many choices available. That said, here are some pajama-buying tips:

  1. SIZE

Finding the right size sounds simple enough but a common complaint among customers is that what they believe to be their size doesn’t fit their purchase. To avoid this, compare your size to the corresponding size chart. It’s usually better to choose one size larger if you’re in doubt; there’s not much you can do about a size that’s too small.

  1. TYPE

For most men, “pajamas” refer to a two-piece garment consisting of an upper and lower garment (like a shirt and pants). But there are plenty of other types to choose from:

Nightshirt 

The nightshirt is a long shirt that extends to your knees or slightly below them. Some come with buttons while others simply pull over your head like a t-shirt. Nightshirts typically consist of lightweight material like cotton and linen.

The most comfortable clothes many men own aren’t necessarily the ones they wear to work or while out on the town. Instead, they’re pajamas, those cozy clothes worn for sleep or for relaxing around the house.

Pajamas have been around forever and still favored by many men and women. But like with any other type of clothing or product, separating the good from the bad is important.

We’ll also list several pajama buying tips while discussing the benefits of sleeping in pajamas compared to sleeping with nothing on at all.

 

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A quick summary before you buy: 5 Things to consider when purchasing men’s pajamas. What’s better – wearing pajamas or sleeping naked? 


BEFORE YOU BUY: 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING MEN’S PAJAMAS

Time for a pair of pajamas? There’s no time like now to buy new ones considering the many choices available. That said, here are some pajama-buying tips:


  1. SIZE

Finding the right size sounds simple enough but a common complaint among customers is that what they believe to be their size doesn’t fit their purchase. To avoid this, compare your size to the corresponding size chart. It’s usually better to choose one size larger if you’re in doubt; there’s not much you can do about a size that’s too small.


  1. TYPE

For most men, “pajamas” refer to a two-piece garment consisting of an upper and lower garment (like a shirt and pants). But there are plenty of other types to choose from:


Nightshirt 

The nightshirt is a long shirt that extends to your knees or slightly below them. Some come with buttons while others simply pull over your head like a t-shirt. Nightshirts typically consist of lightweight material like cotton and linen.

Footed pajamas 

Footed pajamas are similar to onesies in that they consist of a long-sleeve top and long pants sewn together. The primary difference is that an onesie has feet sewn into the pants.

Modern pajamas 

The so-called “modern” pajama consists of a pair of underwear paired with a light cotton t-shirt. They come in many fabrics and styles.

  1. FABRIC

The fabric is another important thing to consider when you’re buying a new pair of pajamas. The most comfortable ones have a breathable, soft feel that doesn’t feel rough or scratchy on your skin (and may disrupt your sleep). Cotton is comfortable and easy to care for, while fleece and flannel help keep you warm. Jersey-style fabric is stretchy and feels light against the skin.

  1. HOW YOU PLAN TO USE YOUR PAJAMAS

Pajamas are great to sleep in, of course, but you may use them in other ways – such as for lounging around the house in your slippers, reading, or watching TV.  Whether you prefer to sleep under heavy blankets should determine your buying choice, as well.

  1. CARE

Carefully look at the instructions for caring for your pajamas. Correctly following them will help extend your pajamas’ lifespan.


WHY PAJAMAS?

There’s a lot to like about pajamas. They’re comfortable, at least those that have the best quality. They’re often stylish. They’re good for other things behind sleeping, like for lounging around in after a long day at work. But there are plenty of other reasons why wearing pajamas is a good thing.

They’re warm

Wearing pajamas – especially in the winter – provides a barrier against the cold. The good ones, like those we’ve mentioned in our review, not only keep you warm but allow your body to “breathe” without overheating – especially if it’s material such as cotton or silk.

They’re hygienic

Studies show that our bodies constantly shed skin, which then renews itself, and the process continues as we sleep. Our bodies also shed bacteria, which can end up on your bedsheets if you don’t wear pajamas. True, if you wear PJs the dead skin cells and bacteria will end up on them instead of on your sheets – which means they’ll be waiting for you the next evening. Of course, if you don’t regularly wash your pajamas, none of this matters.

They provide comfort even if your bedsheets aren’t the best

Perhaps you decide to save money and bought cheaper bedsheets that rub you and your skin the wrong way during your time of rest. There’s nothing wrong with saving money, mind you, and if you decide to tough it out with your sandpapery sheets, wearing a comfortable pair of pajamas helps eliminate your dilemma.

They help prevent illness

Sleeping naked – or just with underwear – in a colder room can give you a chill if your covers should fall off. And a chill may lead to a cold or another type of common illness that can quickly become a pain in the ass.

They’re helpful in the case of emergency

No one likes to think of the worst scenario, but life may sometime surprise us with serious, unexpected events – such as a fire or a natural disaster. It’s nice to have a pair of pajamas on if you suddenly have to flee your house.

They’re helpful if you have roommates or visitors

Roommates and visitors are great as long as they’re not too nosy or prone to invading your privacy. Having on a pair of pajamas when they unexpectedly barge in, or when you have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, can greatly reduce those embarrassing moments.

They feel good

A good pair of pajamas feel good, whether you’re sleeping or relaxing. Why not enjoy that cozy feeling on a regular basis?

WHY NAKED?

There’s a fairly vehement school of thought that claims sleeping nude is better than sleeping in pajamas. Here’s why:

A person may become overheated in bed when wearing pajamas. Medical experts say that an overheated body produces higher cortisol levels, and increased cortisol may bring on stress and anxiety. It can also lead to food cravings and the weight gain that comes with them. But sleeping naked enables you to regulate your body temperature.

Sleeping naked eliminates distractions such as waking up because of a loose drawstring, twisted top, or button that suddenly feels like a pebble in your top at 2 a.m.

Some studies show that sleeping without clothing allows the body to produce healthy fats that, in turn, burn calories to generate body heat. In other words, sleeping in pajamas may slow your metabolism, at least according to those studies.

Sleeping naked may also help your “seed” and make you more fertile. In short, the hotter a man’s testicles get, the poorer quality of semen they’ll produce. Take note all of you family men out there.

So, what’s the best way to sleep? Perhaps the best answer is to say in a way that’s most comfortable for you. A pair of pajamas can help provide the warmth and security you need to get a good night’s rest. They may also keep you healthier. But sleeping naked also seems to have some health benefits, including that it boosts your metabolism while also reducing stress and anxiety.

What it really comes down to is which option helps you get a good night’s rest. Sleep is too important to sacrifice.

THE REASONS WE CHOSE THESE PRODUCTS

To be honest, there aren’t a lot of major differences between men’s pajama sets, at least not regarding style, features (such as buttons and waistband material), and uses. That makes separating the best from the rest a bit challenging, but for us, it came down to comfort, durability, and versatility in that makes them good for all seasons.

We also studied the reviews of others, including those of customers, while taking into account other factors such as style and price. Many other sets could’ve made our list but we think the eight we chose to represent the high quality we always seek.