Important Message from The Joint Chiropractic regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) - Read More

What Are You Wearing to Sleep?

By Sara Butler

You may be partial to those ratty old sweatpants and your Alpha Chi Omega shirt from 1993 to wear to bed at night, but it turns out that you should put more thought into what you wear. If you're training for an athletic event or even to improve your overall health and wellness, then what you wear to bed becomes even more important. After all, sleep is just as important to your overall training as working out. Here's how to get the most out of your sleep, including what you wear when you're doing it.

Why Sleep is Important

You need sleep, there's simply no other way to put it. The National Sleep Foundation reports that on average, adults don't get enough sleep at night -- averaging just over 6 hours per night. You should be aiming for 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night so you don't start experiencing the impact of sleep deprivation on your life.

Getting enough sleep at night helps your mental and physical performance. Remember, the larger your sleep deficit becomes, the more it will impact your life in negative ways, such as cognitive and physical function.

Athletes Need Extra Rest

If you're training for a big event, then you need to put sleep on a pedestal. If you don't get enough sleep, then it has an impact on your body on a cellular level -- and you won't be performing at your best. If you are at a high level of physical activity, then you need even more sleep than on average since your body uses that time to rest and recover.

Dressing for Great Sleep

Remember how your high school guidance counselor told you to dress for the job you want? Well, when it comes to bedtime, you should dress for the job you want: professional sleeper. Getting optimal sleep starts with what you're wearing when you hit the hay.

As you go to bed in your dark, cool room, you should wear clothes that allow your body to stay cool enough to rest but also are made from breathable fabric that allows your body to move. Don't wear clothes that are too restrictive or too stifling, or you could end up not getting the most out of your sleep. In other words, kiss those flannel jammies goodbye.

Remember, the time you spend resting and recovering between workouts is just as important as the time you spend training, so make the most of every moment!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Wichita, Kans.

Story Link

Download your offer today and save!

$29 New Patient Special, Consultation | Exam | Adjustment

Offer valued at $45. Valid for new patients only. See clinic for chiropractor(s)' name and license info. Clinics managed and/or owned by franchisee or Prof. Corps. Restrictions may apply to Medicare eligible patients. Individual results may vary.