What to Wear for a Great Night’s Sleep

What to Wear for a Great Night’s Sleep

Wearing old gym clothes to bed? We’ve been there. In fact, one of the reasons we first began creating our cotton sleepwear for women is because we were tired (pardon the pun) of our around-the-clock wardrobe of oversized T-shirts and leggings. Now that we hit the hay in cozy cotton pajama sets featuring shorts and joggers, and even upped the comfort factor of the basic T-shirt dress, it’s a lot easier to transition from day to night. Plus, we sleep better knowing the material we use in our sleepwear for women and children is 100% GOTS certified organic Peruvian Pima cotton. 

But beyond style and sustainability, did you know that wearing the right pajamas can actually help improve your sleep? In honor of World Sleep Day, we thought we’d share a few ways comfortable, cozy pajamas can boost your productivity, your health and your mood – all the good things that come with getting high-quality rest. 

The importance of sleepwear in a nightly routine

Sleep experts agree that one of the keys for a good night’s sleep is a bedtime routine. Following the same steps each evening signals to your body and brain that it’s time for bed. These habits can differ from person to person. Some enjoy a cup of chamomile tea or a ten-step skincare regimen while others read a book, tune into a meditation or write in a gratitude journal. The important thing is not what you do, but the order in which you do it. Your wind-down ritual should be consistent to achieve results.

For our part, putting on a pair of cozy, comfortable cotton pajamas before slipping into the sheets is essential to getting ready for bed. Why? A change in outfit signals to your brain what needs to come next. Choose something that makes you feel relaxed and you’ll find yourself drifting off to dreamland in no time. We’ve stopped tossing and turning since we started incorporating breathable cotton into sleepwear, which keeps us cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

How quality sleep affects your day

Statistics show poor-quality sleep contributes to a host of long-term physical and mental health problems. Getting seven to eight hours of rest at night is a powerful immune booster and even helps you be more productive. We know, we know: There’s a lot to do, and a lot to worry about. And if you have trouble sleeping, you’re certainly not alone. A recent report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 50 to 70 million American adults suffer from sleep problems.

But prioritizing rest actually makes you more productive, not less. Good sleep habits help regulate your blood sugar, keep your heart healthy, improve your mood and might even make you smarter! You’ll be better equipped to handle whatever challenges come your way if you’re not fighting fatigue. No matter what, in Leena & Lu cotton pajamas, you’ll always be dressed for the occasion. 

This World Sleep Day, we hope you’ll commit to prioritizing your health by prioritizing your rest. We’re here to help with #sleepwearthatfeelsgood.

What nightly routine helps you get better rest? Share your tips at hello@leenaandlu.co.