“If you’re not willing or able to shell out for silk, try bamboo, which is both moisture-wicking and hypoallergenic. Yala has some great minimalist options, or check out surfer-chic Australian brand Chalmers.
But the real key to picking the perfect pajamas is to make sure they’re comfortable for you. According to Matt Bianchi, the director of the Sleep Division at Massachusetts General Hospital, there’s been very little rigorous scientific investigation into what you should be wearing to bed, so the best sleepwear (or pillow, or bedding, or mattress) for you is “dominated by individual preference” — aka totally subjective. So, if polyester makes you dozy or you can only sleep in lingerie, go right ahead and buy the PJs of your dreams. It’s easier than giving up TV and taking up kickboxing.
Sleep is hot right now. Arianna Huffington recently wrapped up a nationwide tour that aimed to teach college students how to get more rest, and The Atlantic published an entire guide to sleeping better earlier this year. And in the last two years alone, studies have shown that getting more sleep could improve your patience, strengthen your immune system, and boost your sex life, and that sleeping too little can make you gain weight and raises your chance of contracting pretty much any infectious disease.
The consensus is that most adults need between seven to nine hours of sleep per night — and if you think you can get by on less, you’re probably fooling yourself. A 2003 study restricted groups of people to four, six, or eight hours of sleep per night for 14 days. By day 10, the group that got six hours a night was performing as poorly on cognitive tests as people who had been sleep-deprived for 3 days straight — but they told the researchers they were barely sleepier than they had been at the beginning of the experiment.
Since you can’t take shortcuts, how do you make the most of those crucial eight(ish) hours? Sure, you could cut down on screen time, start working out, and quit napping, smoking, and drinking coffee. All that stuff is great for you, plus you’ll get better sleep. But changing your entire lifestyle is hard, and also boring, so I consulted some sleep therapists in search of an easier option. And guess what, it turns out there is one other thing you can do to improve your sleep: You can buy new pajamas.
Dr. Elliott Alpher, The Alpher Center, talks about the many nuances and importance of sleep on Frankly Speaking with Tyra G this week.
 https://www.thealphercenter.com/dr-alpher-in-the-news/2017/8/10/what-pajamas-should-you-wear-for-a-good-nights-sleepUntil next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.