pyjamas, nightdresses or day clothes

@shelagh77 (3643)
February 5, 2007 3:09pm CST
What do you wear to sleep at night. Pyjamas or nightdress, or do you just fall into bed fully clothed and worry about changing when you wake up?
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• Australia
7 Feb 07
I wear very feminine, flowing nightdresses, knee length, with nothing underneath. I could never wear anything else. I think a lady should be a lady, not a tomboy. I wear a flowing button-up gown over it when I get up in the morning. I live in the semi-tropics. If I lived in a colder climate, I might have to wear a warmer material, but I would still wear a very feminine nightgown.
@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
Lucky you! I would love to be more feminine but it is freezing in this flat for most of the year then for two months you can't breathe for the heat. At the moment although I have lots of nightwear I am wearing lots of clothes just to make sure I stay warm during the night when Other Half steals both duvets!
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• Australia
8 Feb 07
Well, just think of me with three fans on trying to keep cool!
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@shelagh77 (3643)
11 Feb 07
Lol, we are never satisfied, are we? I am lucky in the summer in that my rosellas are our air conditioning. They still fly around and make a huge wave of air and it is very cooling. Eco friendly too as we don't use electricity for air conditioning lol.
@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
7 Feb 07
a good question. i have some pyjamas, but normally i wear an old comfy t-shirt and feel very good with it :-)
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@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
Sometimes a particular t shirt is more comfortable than anything else isn't it? I had one which was really great for nearly twenty years, then it gave up the ghost and finally fell apart lol.
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@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
7 Feb 07
it seems you have the same ghosts than i have lol its sad to see the old comfy clothes go poof after many years
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@shelagh77 (3643)
11 Feb 07
You are so right there. I hang on to clothes that have good memories and wear them inside the flat until they fall to pieces. Even then I don't let go, I often turn the best of the material left into lavender bags or incorporate them in patchwork lol.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I just wear like athletic shorts and a tshirt to bed. I dont think actual pajama sets are very comfortable
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@shelagh77 (3643)
8 Feb 07
So you have customised pyjamas to suit your comfort, in effect, which is very clever. I bet you sleep really well.
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@rurita (212)
• Indonesia
7 Feb 07
i wear a pyjamas, dont really like nightdress :P i cant sleep with fully clothed, it makes me uncomfortable^^
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@shelagh77 (3643)
8 Feb 07
Most responders are voting for pyjamas as being warmer and more practical, so they seem to be the no 1 with myloters. Yes, fully clothed is uncomfortable, but sometimes we have to do that because of interruptions during the night. I do so like to be warm lol.
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@rainbow (6763)
7 Feb 07
I love my jammas, they are soo cosy, I used to wear nighties but they get all twisted round and you have to wake up to sort them out, or they slip down or pull up so they are revealing in a not pleasant but quite funny way. I dodometimes sleep in my closthes if I am tired or upset. This week I am staying in my jammas as much as poss as I have another kidney infection and my chest is bad so I don't feel good. Be better tomorrow!
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@shelagh77 (3643)
8 Feb 07
Oh dear, I do so hope you are a lot better tomorrow. A lot of people are ill at the moment because of the extreme cold, so I hope your jammas are keeping you nice and warm. I agree about nighties but I must admit in the summer I feel very feminine in them. Sleeping fully clothes happens a lot here as we have neighbours who are ill and we never know when we are going to get a knock on the floor above and it is all systems go. Take care and hugs
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
7 Feb 07
pyjamas do it for me. i love my pyjamas, infact if society accepted it, i would spend the whole day and go out in my pyjamas they're oh so comfortable. and i do spend the whole day in my pyjamas most of the time anyway.
@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
Well you have a very contented life then, that is really nice for you. In some countries you could get away with wearing the pyjamas all day. In the UK, particularly in the summer, you would actually be overdressed lol.
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• Canada
6 Feb 07
baby in crib - baby in her crib.
it depends, in the winter i sleep in pj pants and a tank top and in the summer i sleep in a tank top and underwear. I get really hot at night so usually light pj pants nothing fleecy or flannel.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
You are lucky to stay warm at night,most of us freeze solid! It must be very nice not to have to worry about staying warm and being able to rush off to emergencies without feeling the cold :-)
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 Feb 07
For year I go to bed fully clothed. First starte back when we stayed with hubbys family their house was always so cold and clothes helped keep us warm then I kept doing it for I am up all thru the night and who wants to go outside in PJ to check what the dogs are barking at!? and dont want to run into son in law in PJ in the hall way haha
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
Yes, I can fully understand why you stay dressed at all times. Nobody wants to go outside on a cold night even fully clothed, never mind in PJs! If you run into your son in law you don't want to have curlers in your hair either lol (or is that a UK joke, the mother in law always wears hideous curlers in her hair).
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Well that's an interesting subject! When my kids are hoe I wear a nightgown. I've only ever slept with my clothes on a few times only because I was entirely way to drunk to apparently remember to take them off (like this last new years eve boy am I glad I drank at home lol) Other than that if it's just me and my husband well.......
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
So that is another vote for the nightgown! As to New Year oh wow! must have been a fun party at home, you lucky lady, and as for the well . . . all I can say is you lucky, lucky lady!
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
7 Feb 07
It was a fun party and yep I think I'm pretty luck too
@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
So that was one night he didn't have to sleep under the truck then lol.
@mel_87 (859)
12 Feb 07
pyjamas there so comfy i love them i hate getting out of them lol
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@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
Nowadays you could probably get away with wearing them to the shops and STILL be overdressed compared to a lot of other people lol. Good for you for having some nice comfortable nightwear.
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@mel_87 (859)
13 Feb 07
yep i like snuggling up in them used to be with gizzi but now i snuggle on my own lol or my mums dressing gown she left behind lol
@xkaraix (596)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
I wear pajamas. I don't like wearing clothes to bed. It just seems uncomfortable
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@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
It is indeed uncomfortable to wear clothes in bed, I must agree. I live in a block of flats and there are sometimes night time disturbances with a neighbour who is ill, so I often sleep fully clothes so as to be able to go out and assist if necessary. Only in summer will I wear a nightdress, pyjamas are essential in the chilly winter weather.
@uhevelyn (219)
• Japan
6 Feb 07
i used pajamas to sleep at night.I'm comfortable with it.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
So far pyjamas are being outvoted by the night dresses, but it is early days yet. Pyjamas are certainly more practical if you have to get up in the night, I must admit :-)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I actually usually wear nothing to bed. I'll wear pjs if I'm sick since I know I'll be up a lot through the night to get water and such and my brother in law lives with me and is also up frequently during the night. If its really cold I might wear pj pants and a t-shirt, or my husband's shirt.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
At least you are comfortable, and I agree is best to cover up when you have the in laws around. My Father in Law used to stay with us until he emigrated and that was cover up big time!
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
I wear a cotton Tshirt and shorts or pants with elastic tops. I don't usually sleep with my day clothes but I usually sleep with clothes that I believe are decent enough to hang around in when I wake up in the morning and can't change yet. I remember a time when I had to rush my kid to the emergency room at 5am and I was still in the clothes I slept in. Good thing it was tshirt and shorts and not a nightie!
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
Oh wow! Yes, I guess suitable clothes to dash in were very useful when you had that emergency. How awful for you. Very practical too when you have one of those "everything goes wrong mornings", I should think. Thank you for this post.
@theone3nu (598)
• India
6 Feb 07
i wear night dress when i sleep. without that dress i will not get sleep. so night dress is compulsary to me.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
Well it is 3-1 for the nightdress at the moment. Thankyou for your reply :-)
• Philippines
6 Feb 07
I prefer wearing pyjamas..They're soft and warm..
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
Normally they do keep you warmer, don't they? I much prefer night dresses but in the cold weather it is pyjamas every night lol.
• India
6 Feb 07
I have a good collections of night dresses..so i enjoy wearing them before going to my bed..and am used to it.rarely i dont use them if am very tired or something...
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@shelagh77 (3643)
6 Feb 07
Good point! Night dresses can make you feel really reminine, can't they?
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
10 Feb 07
No I let him sleep inside lol
@shelagh77 (3643)
13 Feb 07
Yes, but is that a vote for pyjamas, nightdresses or casual clothes, or does it depend how cross you are lol.