There is no right way to dress, or not dress, for sleep. However, if you tend to wake from overheating, and aren’t sleeping au naturel, it may be time for a change.
To sleep naked, or not to sleep naked. That is the question.
People wear all sorts of garments when sleeping. Everything from just underwear or a light nightshirt to a full-on ensemble fitting for a night in the Arctic. In a recent national survey it was found that nearly three 74% of people go to bed in pajamas.
Many people wear clothes to bed because it makes them feel more snuggly. Others feel that not wearing something that covers them leaves them feeling too exposed. If you cannot fall asleep without clothing on, and wake from overheating, a solution may be to swap out your current mattress for one made with cooling memory foam.
Perfect Cloud’s Ultraplush mattress is made with a cooling 2-inch gel-infused memory foam layer sandwiched in between a 1.5-inch top layer of air-infused memory foam. These layers are supported by a 6.5-inch bottom layer of HD Base Support Foam. The cooling properties of a mattress designed for maintaining temperature control throughout the night may assist with your overheating. Even if you wear long johns and socks.
There are also folks that take a different approach, and wore nothing but their birthday suit. Some go this route simply because they don’t care for the constricting nature of clothing during sleep. Others, however, find that Sleeping naked ensures that your body temperature doesn't get too high.
Health benefits are another reason why some choose to forgo clothes at night. The U.S. National Institutes of Health found that keeping yourself cool while you sleep speeds the body’s metabolism because your body creates more brown fat to keep you warm. Burn more calories while sleeping? Yes, please...hold my nightcap.
There is no answer for how best to dress for a restful night’s sleep. However, if you are consistently waking from overheating, changing your clothing or mattress may be the answer.