I Had NO Idea THIS Many People Slept Naked.

I started out writing today’s post thinking it was going to be about what time you put your pajamas on at night. This firecracker idea came out of my mother insisting that 2:30 in the afternoon is a perfectly respectable time to start thinking about going to bed. Therefore 2:30 p.m. is probably when you should put your pajamas on.


One of my sisters, Pink Tool Belt, on the other hand will not, NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES put her pajamas on before she has eaten dinner.  To her, if your life has degenerated to the point where you eat dinner in your pajamas you may as well never take them off again.  In fact you may as well stop brushing your hair and saying excuse me when you burp sausage burps. You have given up on any sort of civilized life.

Coming in from the diagonal opposite corner of crazy is my sister Fish Pedicure, who would live in her pajamas if she could, but would look perfectly civilized the while doing it because … she irons her pajamas.  With an iron.  As if they’re a cotillion gown.

Me?  I don’t really have any firm beliefs when it comes to nightwear other than the fact that I wear it.

(This is where my post on “What time do you put your pajamas on?” took a turn)

You see, my pajama research led me to a rather startling statistic.

30% of North Americans SLEEP NAKED.

As in, they do not wear a thing. Zero. No underwear, no flannel, no EEK, WHAT IF THERE’S A FIRE AND I HAVE TO RUN INTO THE STREET tee shirt.  Nothing.

As you might have guessed, that number is higher for men than women so they’re the ones bringing the average up.  I don’t think anyone is surprised by the fact that more men than women sleep naked.  Men would ride roller coasters naked if they thought they could get away with it.  Shop for toos, get gas, chat with the neighbours?  Naked , naked, naked.

One thing I don’t understand is if you sleep naked how do you get ready for a night of Netflixing?  Do you get cozy and comfortable in your naked?  You just take off your regular clothes and be naked?  What if you have food delivered or decide to start Netflixing at 4 in the afternoon?  Are there bands of humans wobbling around their homes naked Netflixing all hours of the day that I don’t know about?

I can’t even fathom this sleeping naked thing. Not at all. It would be cold, it would be weird and I feel like I’d need to wash my sheets WAY more often than I currently do. To me, not wearing pajamas robs a person of the 3 BEST parts of their day; the moment you think about putting your pajamas on, the moment you actually put your pajamas on and the moment you lay on the couch with your pajamas on.

Having said all this, you have not yet heard the MOST disturbing thing.  There are some people out there who make fun of those of us who wear pajamas. And they’re just as stunned by our behaviour.  My reading led me to articles written by Millennials who apparently think a 2 piece pajama set is a quaint, geezer thing.  Like making your way to bed by the light of a candlestick and sleeping in a long, cone shaped nightcap.

Why do Millennials think this?  Because apparently … according to some random study I found …

65% of Millennials sleep naked.

I suspect it’s because they lack the focus to be able to pick out a pair of pajamas.  But that’s just the guess of a geezer.

Of course now I HAVE to know how many of you sleep naked.  And also, if you do wear pajamas, what time do you put them on?  Are you a Betty, thinking the earlier the better?  Or a Pink Tool Belt, where wearing pajamas before dinnertime indicates you’ve probably spent time in prison?

Me?  I favour 2 piece pajama sets in white and I generally put them on around 7:30 or 8 p.m.

Have a good weekend!






I Had NO Idea THIS Many People Slept Naked.


  1. Siahara Shyne Carter says:

    I don’t sleep naked…. maybe because I don’t have privacy people in our house will know if I be “Naked” just akward if they see me naked until the afternoon because sometimes I woke up Already in the middle of the noon. but Great survey though, I tried taking off my shirt because the weather is so hot then my dad came in my room he said what are you doing “!!?? are you doing some porn””” lool

  2. Mike says:

    Naked here

  3. Julia says:

    Ok first let me get this off my chest: Gross? Really?

    I sleep naked because I find pajamas restrictive and uncomfortable, and often times way to hot. Nothing is better than jumping in a chilly shower then climbing into a bed of fresh sheets and a soft blanket. Occasionally in winter I will wear a shirt and shorts, and if I’m feeling ill I will wear jammies in case I need to run to the toilet (if I didn’t live with a roommate I would).

    In terms of the fire argument, if my house is on fire I have much bigger issues than my neighbor’s potentially seeing me naked. Any other potential evacuation or emergency I will have time to grab my robe which hangs on the back of the door.

  4. Ron Donaghe says:

    Pajamas are the worst invention for nightwear I have ever seen, or worn. It’s bad enough to spend most of the day in clothing that bunches and wrinkles and sticks to my sweaty body, but to continue the torture at night is just too much, too, too much. I toss and turn and with pajamas it’s like twisting the pajama bottoms around my legs like corkscrews, to say nothing of the top fighting every move I make—arm above my head, feeling a tight restriction where the fabric is digging into my skin.

  5. BRIAN J KELLY says:

    I tried the doing normal things naked once. But something felt off. I ending up spending the whole night in nothing but pajama pants.
    When your under bed covers nothing is exposed so sleeping naked feels very normal . Unless you sleep above the covers.

  6. Shannon K says:

    I’m a little late to the party here, but I LOVED reading all the comments!! I am 53 years old, and sleep naked! I would usually put on my lounge pants and a tank/cami (in the summer) – right after I got home from work, even before dinner(gasp!), unless people were coming over, or whatever… In the winter, same type of lounge pants and a sweatshirt!
    Now that I’m retired, it’s all I can do to put clothes on!!! I am in my jammies most of the time, unless I have to go out! Lazy?? No, just comfy!
    As far as the top sheet discussion, I ALWAYS have a top sheet on the bed., I don’t like the feel of a blanket on my skin, but a cool top sheet is wonderful! In the winter, the electric blanket goes on 30 minutes before bed to warm it up a bit, then off at bedtime!

  7. T. Pratt says:


    I am a 65-yr-old woman, and I have slept naked for YEARS. There is nothing that feels better to me than to crawl between nice, clean sheets, BUTT-ASS NAKED! I have tried since childhood to sleep comfortably in pajamas and nightgowns, but I can’t find anything comfortable in having such garments wrap around my body and hamper my ability to stretch out and turn over in the bed.

    Granted, I live in Oklahoma, and it gets damned hot down here, but I sleep naked in Colorado too. I simply throw an extra blanket on the bed when sleeping in a colder climate.

    I too have two sisters, but neither one of them sleeps naked or understands why I do. I suspect they have just never tried sleeping naked and enjoying the freedom of sleeping completely unhampered by “night clothes”.

    As for what I would do if the house caught on fire in the middle of the night: I would grab that robe I keep at the foot of my bed. If I can’t find it or don’t have the time to grab it, I don’t think I would really care if I had to escape a burning house naked. So I say: “Try it!”

    • Karen says:

      LOL. You naked sleepers are as bad as vegetarians! I like my pajamas, I don’t get tangled in them or feel restrained. I just feel cozy. :) I’m all for sleeping naked if you want to! I just prefer my jammies. And my hamburgers. ;) Ha! ~ karen!

  8. Jacquie Gariano says:

    Well, so many different ideas. I slept in a long sleep shirt when I had kids, light cotton in the summer and heavy cotton in the winter. When there was just my late husband and me we slept nude. Nothing gross or disgusting about it. Lots of cuddling and spoon sleeping. Miss that. These days I sleep in a long sleep shirt during the winter and a short one in the summer. Sadly, since I live with my daughter and son-in-law these days I need to wear more than nothing around the house while lounging, watching Netflex or TV, etc.
    Since I spent 5 months in VT and the rest of the time in CA. my sleep ware changes with the seasons and venue. I have a heated mattress pad that makes me happy in the winter and use cotton sheets in the summer and flannel sheets in the winter. I can kick off sheets and blankets as the temp changes. I wash sheets every week (don’t iron. LOL)
    I love all the coments and laughs this blog generates and look forward to every one. Sometimes I’m laughing so much that my son-in-law wants to know what it is….how can we tell them how much something tickles us so much.
    Keep it up.

  9. vicky says:

    Nightgown to mid calf and it goes on before I even feed the dog. If people drop over with out calling first, I’ll put on a robe but I don’t get dressed. I’m 62 and want to be comfortable when I’m home.

  10. Laura says:

    As soon as I come home from work I throw on my sweatpants and a tank top. And when it’s time for bed they come off. I do keep a robe near by in case I need clothes in a hurry.

  11. Zanna Tangen says:

    Opposites in this house. HE wears clothes to bed, shorts and a t-shirt. But I wear nothing. I did try though. I tried. It only makes sense. WHAT if there’s a FIRE!? I guess I will have to wrap myself in blankets. If I wear clothes to bed they end up just waking me up either choking me or tightly wrapped around my bodice like a fine rolled cigar. And then I have to unravel and disturb my slumber. I just toss and turn too much for any PJ’s.
    Although I do concur with your comfort system. Both of us, as soon as we get home from anywhere, put on our lounge wear. Almost Pj’s but still can be seen in public if some Mormon happens to knock on the door.

  12. Jacquie says:

    I’ve always slept naked. As soon as I get in from work, I put my comfies on whatever that may be depending on the season including pyjamas in the winter, which I then take off when I go to bed. Naked sleepers don’t spent all evening naked in my experience although I guess it depends on the evening’s activities :-)

  13. Kat47 says:

    It depends on the weather. If it is above 30 degrees and there is no ice on the ground, then I walk the dog right before I go to bed so no pajamas before then. But given the winter we are having, pajamas go on anytime after dinner and the dog needs to use the small fenced backyard I have.

  14. Catherine Gibson says:

    A good day is having your fresh clean jammies on by 7:00 pm. A perfect day is when you haven’t been out of them. since the previous 7:00 pm. And, you’ve gone through the drive in for sustenance. In Grad school, we’d have jammies only weekends. But, under no circumstances do you get out of the car to go somewhere. No Walmart at 2:00 pm with jammies. ‘Cause tha’s just wrong.

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