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Fun Facts About Pajamas

  The clothes you wear to sleep have an eye-opening history What you choose to wear to bed is a personal matter. You might be perfectly happy in a matching striped pajama set, while someone else could choose to snooze in a cute nightgown (or absolutely nothing!). But do you know how today’s nightwear made it to its current state? The history of pajamas is more surprising than you might think! Where The Word Comes From: The word “pajama” comes from the Indian word “piejamah,” which described loose pants that were tied at the waist. The comfy trousers were admired by British colonials as the perfect thing to wear when napping in the afternoon, and it…

Wearing Socks to Bed: Is it Normal?

Warm feet may help you sleep Normal or not, wearing socks may be smart if you’re having trouble falling asleep. There may be something to the old advice that warming your feet can speed up your trip to dreamland. Heating cold feet causes vasodilation—dilation of the blood vessels—which may tell the brain that it is bedtime. After the blood vessels open in the hands and feet, heat is redistributed throughout the body to prepare for sleep. In fact, some research has shown that the more vasodilation in the hands and feet, the less time it takes to fall asleep. The relationship between warm hands and feet and falling asleep may be what’s behind the age-old belief…

Find Out What You Really Should Be Wearing to Bed

Pick the right pajamas to get your best night’s sleep. Getting good slumber requires more than just scheduling a consistent bedtime. In fact, creating the right sleep environment—considering light, temperature, and more—can be the difference between fitful dozing and a long, full night of sleep. Another important element: what you wear to bed. Picking pajamas to help support good shut-eye is surprisingly simple. Focus on Fabric First and foremost, choose sleepwear that feels good when you put it on. If you dislike the slippery sensation of silk, for example, you won’t get good shut-eye in a silky pair of pj’s. Being strategic about what your sleep attire is made of can also help regulate your body