With May being the month for Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we would focus on the importance of sleep and its links to mental and physical health.
According to research many adults and children are not getting the right amount of quality sleep each night, and this sleep deprivation can impact on our day to day lives.
Sleeping helps us to recover from mental as well as physical exertion and even if you suffer from poor sleep, there are things you can do to enhance your sleep patterns.
Scientists have also discovered that fashion and clothing can affect our state too, with the garments we choose influencing our comfort and mood.
With daytime clothing, our choice of fashion is a way to express our identity and even reflect the way we want others to perceive us. For nightwear, it may be less about what others see or think, but more about a feeling of relaxation, calmness, and comfort.
We all know that lovely feeling of taking a warm bath or shower before slipping into something comfy such as PJs or a loose-fitting nightie. It changes our mental state into one where can switch off more readily and start to de-stress. With the recent Covid lockdown, staying in has become the new going out, and there has been a growing trend for comfort wear to help us feel a sense of inner calmness among the general turmoil.
Here at White Nightie, we have always been advocates of natural sleepwear. It has been proven that regardless of our age and habits, factors such as temperature, moisture, nightwear design and fabrics can compromise or aid our sleep comfort.
Pure cotton is breathable, soft, and light on the skin all of which can help aid a restful night’s slumber. Ideally you should also endeavour to create a sanctuary to sleep in, without electronic gadgets or noise, quality bed linens and sleep wear that helps you mentally get into that comfort zone.
There is no doubt that if you can improve your sleep quality it will aid your mental composure and help you cope better with the stress and anxieties of the day ahead. This is also applicable for children, and our sister company Tucked In Official has a superb range of cotton nightwear to help your little ones stay cosy and sleep well. visit www.tuckedinofficial.co.uk
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 will take place 10-16 May.
For more advice and information on sleep visit thesleepcharity.org.uk