Sleeping Nekkid?

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Last night, I baked a huge platter of Baked Apples (and ate a bunch while watching House Hunters, duh).  I am obsessed with Baked Apples.


I was so excited to put my apples on top of oatmeal this morning!


I loved the sour taste of the few green apples against the sweet taste of the banana oats.


In the mix:


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup rice milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 banana
  • Toppings: Baked Apples and Almonds


Sleeping Nekkid?


The Husband and I have been having a very serious debate lately.  Previous “very serious debates” in our household have including the Bib Transfer Debate and the Dog Poop Debate, by the way.  So these aren’t that serious at all.  🙂


I create a LOT of laundry.  When I do our wash, it’s about 2/3 mine and 1/3 Husband.  Not only do I go through a lot of workout clothes, but I insist on wearing a fresh t-shirt and underwear to bed every night.  I think it’s really gross to go to bed in the same shirt and underwear I wore during the day (or the night) before.  The Husband says that I create too much laundry this way; therefore, I harm the environment and our budget.  He says that I should sleep nekkid to save money/trees (don’t laugh; this is not a ploy!).


Did you know that men are twice as likely to sleep nekkid?  In fact, 31 percent of men sleep in the nude, but only 14 percent of women do.


I argue that if there is a fire or a burglary, I want to be clothed.  Also, I think sleeping nekkid dirties your sheets faster (if you know what I mean).


So – who’s right? If nekkid the way to be?  Or is clothed better?



  • Emily Eats and Exercises November 9, 2010, 9:09 am

    A serious debate indeed! I sometimes do in the summer, but never in winter – too cold. I do think a new T and underwear sounds like a lot of extra laundry – I set aside a separate T and PJ bottoms to wear to bed and I wear those for a week or something before sticking them in the laundry. I don’t like the idea of sleeping in what I wore all day though. Plus – I’m a morning showerer so if I’m a little dirty in bed… at least I’ll be clean for the daylight hours.

  • Tabitha November 9, 2010, 9:11 am

    LOL!!! I can’t sleep naked, totally understand the clean clothes thing when you crawl into bed. Adding a tshirt and underwear to your laundry is nothing. My husband sleeps naked and is always suggesting me to try. I have and don’t like. So Caitlin I agree with you

  • Debbie~ November 9, 2010, 9:14 am

    I don’t sleep nekkid and my husband sleeps in boxers…I usually just wear a tee shirt which I change about every other night. I think it’s one of those things that you’re either into or your not. I can’t imagine someone really changing there mind on this subject based on the amount of laundry it creates. I would rather do an extra load a week than be uncomfortable all night long.

    • Debbie~ November 9, 2010, 9:16 am

      **Adding that I do wear underwear..if I had to choose I would much rather go without a shirt…but undies are a must lol;)

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans November 9, 2010, 9:16 am

    This is a tough one. Full-on nekkid is not really my thing but to each their own I guess! But think about it, the money you save on laundry you’ll spend on heat right?? LOL

  • ari November 9, 2010, 9:17 am

    ew, i think sleeping naked is weird. i feel so exposed and vulnerable hahahaha. i always wear new underwear, but usually sleep in the same shirt cause i don’t really think i get dirty while i sleep.

    • allison @ thesundayflog November 9, 2010, 10:45 am

      ME TOOOOOOOO!!!! hahahahahah i have always said the same thing – way too exposed and vulnerable!

  • Charlie November 9, 2010, 9:17 am

    In the summer, I sleep naked because it’s toooo hot. I got used to it so now I sleep half-naked (no top) ;).
    I think no one is right, everyone has their preferences.

    Good way to put an end to the debate: do it for one night. Then, if you don’t like it, he can’t argue anymore. And if you like, less laundry :P.

  • JenATX November 9, 2010, 9:21 am

    I say stick to your preference because you have to be comfortable while you sleep! I move around a lot in my sleep & end up in weird positions that might look very unappealing naked, so I for one am against sleeping naked.
    BUT I do think that the Husband has a point. Maybe every now & then you can wear the same pjs you wore the night before. I mean think about it, if you only wore it to bed then how dirty could it get?

  • Jessie November 9, 2010, 9:21 am

    I completely agree with you. If I need to get up and out of bed fast (i.e. burglar or fire) I want to be clothed already for sure.

  • Liz November 9, 2010, 9:21 am

    I never slept naked until my DH moved in. Now it drives me nuts to have to sleep with clothes on. Go naked, you’ll love it!

    • Sana November 9, 2010, 10:15 am


  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 9, 2010, 9:22 am

    I agree, very serious debate! Personally I don’t sleep nekkid because I can’t stand feeling that exposed!! Not that there’s passerbys or spectators watching me sleep (at least I hope not!) but I just prefer to be clothed. Boxers and sports bras are my go-tos, So I suppose I’m on the fence in your debate. 🙂

  • Cyclist Kate November 9, 2010, 9:23 am

    I sleep naked in the summer, too, because it’s just too hot. In the summer, usually I’ll put pajamas on *after* I wake up so I can get the full lounging experience, ha! I start sleeping in pj’s in October or thereabouts.

    I will say that I used to think sleeping naked was super weird and uncomfortable, but then I just started doing it (when I started dating my boyfriend–you figure it out 😉 and now I think nothing of it. It can take awhile to get used to, though.

    I don’t feel like it dirties my sheets any faster–I think skin oils and the grime in your hair are most responsible for dirty sheets. And I usually don’t like wearing pajamas more than once, but once seems to be fine (and I usually don’t wear any underwear to bed so everything can breathe down there). But yeah, I get the laundry thing–pajamas, workout clothes (two sets some days for me), lounging clothes, work clothes…

  • Bizzle November 9, 2010, 9:24 am

    Hmm. My doggies insist on sleeping under the covers so no nekkidness for me! Interesting that you feel dirty if you wear the same t-shirt. Do you change your sheets every single day? Same concept to me! I wear the same sleeping clothes every other day, but I have to fold them neatly or I consider them “dirty” and unwearable.

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:25 am

      no – do you change your sheets everyday? if so, you are my idol!

      • Bizzle November 9, 2010, 9:33 am

        Oh goodness no! I wish. It is my least favorite chore. If not for the dogs, I might never change them! Well, that’s kinda gross. I’m not that lazy 😉 It’s funny, because the pay off is so great. I just love a fresh bed, but despise the whole sheet changing process.

        • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:36 am

          the night i change the sheets, i am so freaking happy. i love fresh sheets.

      • Holly November 9, 2010, 10:23 am

        No naked for me. We have dogs that sleep with us too, so I put on a fresh t-shirt and underwear every night. I know there must be dog hair on in my bed (and on my might shirt) – so I don’t want to wear it more than once. Otherwise I’d probably wear it a couple times in a row before calling it dirty. Or maybe it just depends on how much your dogs shed, lol.

    • Michele November 9, 2010, 10:02 am

      LMBO – I am too; LOVE fresh sheets – but HATE doing them – LOL

      • Clare November 9, 2010, 4:19 pm

        I love fresh sheets too…so I change my pillowcase every night for that “fresh sheets” feeling–at least for your head. Environmental fail but it feels SO nice to sleep on a clean, crisp pillowcase.

    • Jacqueline November 9, 2010, 6:40 pm

      Best comment ever!!!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin November 9, 2010, 9:26 am

    haha I don’t know if there’s a right answer to this one! My boyfriend sleeps completely naked every night and walks around that way too – I think men are just more comfortable in their own skin in a lot of cases. I don’t put NEW clothes on to go to bed but I usually change into lounge clothes as soon as I get home from work, and then sleep in those.

  • Lisa November 9, 2010, 9:26 am

    My Husband and I never slept together before we were married. I remember our wedding night. When we finally fell asleep he slept naked! I was like what the heck….
    he now sleeps with boxers on.
    I find it weird rolling over and potentially touching his bare Weenie

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:29 am

      this literally made me spit my coffee out as I lol-ed.

    • Debbie~ November 9, 2010, 9:29 am

      Hahaha…this made me crack up!!

    • Tricia @ Saving room for dessert November 9, 2010, 9:32 am

      I’m guessing that’s why he didn’t sleep with anything – so you could accidentally touch something!

      • Wei-Wei November 9, 2010, 9:45 am

        LOL HAHAHHA. 😀

    • Ang November 9, 2010, 10:02 am

      I almost slammed my head into my monitor because I was laughing so hard at this comment, complete with tears.

    • Michele November 9, 2010, 10:03 am

      I am at work and people are now LOOKING at me because I’m am soooo LOL!!!!!

    • Amy November 9, 2010, 10:05 am

      Bare weenie…. bahahahaha!

    • Sana November 9, 2010, 10:17 am

      Best comment ever.

    • Bri November 9, 2010, 10:40 am


    • allison @ thesundayflog November 9, 2010, 10:50 am

      bahahahahahahahahah omg

      • Lisa November 9, 2010, 11:09 am

        I’m glad you all got a morning laugh on my behalf;)
        Honestly I slept with 1 eye open that night….

    • kimmy November 9, 2010, 11:37 am

      I am crying from laughing! This just made my day!

      • Janene Giuseffi November 9, 2010, 12:28 pm

        So glad I’m not the only one who giggles uncontrollably at the phrase”bare weenie!”

        Made my day! 😀

    • Krista November 9, 2010, 1:32 pm

      Double like

    • Lauren November 9, 2010, 9:19 pm

      Hahaha! I love it!!!

      • Jen November 9, 2010, 9:57 pm

        Ok, this comment totally made me LOL…epic.

        • Reenie November 9, 2010, 10:04 pm

          OMG! I must have missed this post totally this a.m…..good thing ~ cause I would have been crying from laughing so hard!!! bwhaaaaaaa!!!

    • Rachel November 10, 2010, 1:36 am

      But… he’s your husband! What’s wrong with his bare weenie??? 🙂

    • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf January 5, 2011, 2:31 pm

      LOL!!!! I am trying to hard not to laugh out loud in my office right now!!!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life November 9, 2010, 9:26 am

    If it’s cold out you can bet I’m not sleeping nekkid. That being said, if you’re not comfortable sleeping nekkid then don’t do it, but maybe you can handle the laundry?

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 9, 2010, 9:26 am

    I get too cold at night to sleep naked. BUT– I will literally wear the same t-shirt and sleep pants to be for MONTHS at a time before washing them. I figure– how are they getting dirty if I’m just sleeping in them?!

    • Sana November 9, 2010, 10:17 am

      Body oils. I smell when I wake up.

    • Christena November 9, 2010, 6:22 pm

      I’m with you somewhat. I don’t wear my pajamas for months, but definitely at least a week, longer if I have a streak of night showers and I’m clean when I put them on. I’ve never had a problem with the pj’s looking, feeling, or smelling dirty. My husband wouldn’t let that fly anyway!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 9, 2010, 9:26 am

    *to bed

  • Amanda November 9, 2010, 9:27 am

    I’m with you on the fresh shirt and underwear to bed. It is required! I can’t get comfortable if I try to sleep without clothes, and I really don’t want to lose out on sleep!

  • tina November 9, 2010, 9:27 am

    sleeping naked (i sleep in just undies) is TOTALLY the way to go!!! i change/wash my sheets once a week!

    its super comfortable… seriously try it, and i bet you’ll like it!!!

    in college i used to sleep in my workout clothes for the next day. then i could roll out of bed and put on my shoes and go for a run first thing in the AM! 🙂

    • Jenna November 9, 2010, 10:49 am

      Ooh, I like this idea! But isn’t sleeping in a bra supposed to be bad for ‘the girls’?

      • tina November 9, 2010, 10:50 am

        i think that might be a myth???

        either way, i usually sleep in just undies… no bra, although sometimes i do sleep in a sports bra… TMI??? hahaha

      • erin c November 9, 2010, 11:01 am

        I once read that halle berry sleeps with a bra on to keep the girls perky…that has always stuck with me!

        • Michelle @ Chasing Ambulances November 9, 2010, 12:47 pm

          I’ve heard of that – but never understood it. I would hate to sleep in a bra! The second I get home, I free “the girls” and take off my bra. I only put it on if I have to leave the house. LOL. Wait, is this too personal? Oh well 😉

        • Krista November 9, 2010, 1:33 pm

          I heard that too..but then I heard that it’s a bunch of crap and doesn’t work. ha

  • Rachel November 9, 2010, 9:27 am

    Only when the boy is over 😉

  • Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 9, 2010, 9:28 am

    Oh my!!! I TOTALLY argue the fire/safety side of this one. In fact, I’ve been known to go to sleep fully clothed with shoes on when there are tornado watches and likely warnings forecast for the night. The cost of the additional laundry is like insurance… not something I’m willing to sacrifice.

  • Beth @ bride in the little white dress November 9, 2010, 9:28 am

    Honestly the thought of sleeping fully naked makes my skin crawl. It is just weird to me. I have slept in just a pair of undies before and it wasn’t too bad….I normally shower before bed so all the “grime” I feel is washed away. lol You could always have a robe nearby for emergency purposes.

  • Alayna @ Thyme Bombe November 9, 2010, 9:29 am

    Huh, I have never considered the environmental implications of my nekkid sleeping! I only do it in the summer and I more often at least wear undies, but I like it!

  • Tricia @ Saving room for dessert November 9, 2010, 9:30 am

    When you have children, sleeping nekkid doesn’t seem like the right thing to do. I would have been mortified if my kids saw something – and so would they (be mortified!) So I think husbands vote for nude sleeping as a poorly cloaked way to skip one of the steps 🙂 Ha – ha. If I lived alone or if it was just me and my husband, I think I would try to sleep ‘without’ on special occasions 🙂 But give me my jammy pants and old tshirts for a good nights sleep. Who does the laundry anyway? I do!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:30 am

      We split laundry duties! But i agree about children.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 9, 2010, 9:31 am

    This is a good one! In the beginning (without kids) I always wanted to sleep naked, but my husband couldn’t because…well, you know we were naked. So, he always sleeps in underwear and a t shirt (most of the time, like you, he changes into fresh). I used to sleep in the same, but now I get so cold, I wear a suit of armor to bed. I don’t know that you should have to change, but if it makes you sleep better in fresh, then I say it is ok…I still think this is a ploy for extra naked time!

  • Jessica November 9, 2010, 9:31 am

    My husband and I almost always sleep “nekkid”, but I keep my pj’s right next to my bed. Actually, that’s probably more b/c I just peel them off right next to the bed and leave them there! It’s actually really freeing to sleep completely naked, and now it’s such a pain to sleep with clothes on- they get all bunched up everywhere and I’m constantly adjusting them.

    • Theresa @ActiveEggplant November 9, 2010, 10:32 am

      I’m with you on this one! I hate how shirts get all twisted and creep up around my neck every time I move! Some of the worst nights of sleep ever! So, I sleep in just undies and hubby’s in boxers. I usually change into “lounge” clothes in the evening and then I fold them & keep them on my nightstand while I sleep. That way they’re right there if I need to get out of bed in a hurry!

    • Bri November 9, 2010, 10:44 am

      I totally agree with you! I slept with clothes my whole life…then I moved in w/ my boyfriend….and we both sleep nekkid 90% of the time. I hate dealing with my pajama dress or tshirt getting twisted around me. Sleeping nekkid is so free! Plus, I ALSO keep my pj’s right next to my bed….that way if there’s a fire, I’ll just throw them on as I’m running out the door 🙂

      • Jacqueline November 9, 2010, 6:28 pm

        I agree with you 100%. I always slept with jammies on before my husband, but he convinced me to try it. I loved it. It’s been more than 6 years and now I can’t sleep any other way.
        Also I take a shower & wash my hair every single night…I’m weird and can’t sleep unless I do. 🙂

  • Evan Thomas November 9, 2010, 9:33 am

    I have never slept naked, but I could see there being reasons to. I saw on Dr. Oz that he was saying sleeping naked prevents skin irritation and so he suggested it, or something like that. I can’t quite remember it all because I was creeped out by the thought of Dr. Oz naked.

    Also, I have to get up to go pee way too many times in the night and walking around like that would be a shocker to say the least.

  • Jill November 9, 2010, 9:34 am

    He sometimes sleeps naked, depending on how cold it is. I sleep with a nighshirt on that I wear for about a week and then toss in the laundry, no underwear. And wash the sheets about every week to 10 days.
    My husband claims that you can be warmer if you sleep naked, but I think that’s crazy talk. Sometimes I do sleep in the nude and it does feel great, but I get cold easily.

  • Carolyn @ EatWell. LiveWell. BeWell. November 9, 2010, 9:34 am

    I heard that you actually stay warmer sleeping nekkid than you do with clothes on…. like I was hiking once in New Zealand, sleeping on snow and this dude was nekkid in his sleeping bag (a friend!) and he said you actually stay warmer than if you have on thermals, a hat, socks, etc.

    • Christin November 9, 2010, 9:58 am

      This is what my husband tells me when we go camping… but he also wants to zip our bags together so I remain skeptical. 😉

    • Anna November 9, 2010, 10:09 am

      I think guys are just a ton warmer to begin with…don’t believe them if they try to talk about body heat because they don’t understand what it’s like to have a slow metabolism!!

    • Evan Thomas November 9, 2010, 10:22 am

      That’s what we all say 😉

    • Ingunn November 9, 2010, 11:47 am

      I keep hearing people say that they stay warmer if they’re naked in their down bags, but a) I always have to get up in the middle of the night to pee and b) washing sleeping bags is such a hassle that I don’t want to have to do it more often than necessary…so camping is the only time I do sleep in clothes. The rest of the time I’m nekkid all the way! ;o)

      • Carolyn @ EatWell. LiveWell. BeWell. November 9, 2010, 11:53 am

        I totally get up to pee when I camp too. If it was summer, I would be okay being naked if it was rustic, but in the winter, um… no thanks! Full on long johns it is for me.

  • Kelly November 9, 2010, 9:34 am

    I read on someone’s blog yesterday that if you sleep naked you should wash your sheets every day. too much laundry for me. I usually sleep in a t-shirt and boyshort underwear, or boxers.

  • Kelly November 9, 2010, 9:35 am

    I’m confused…don’t you just have special clothes – aka “pajamas” – that you wear to bed?! Why would anyone wear the clothes they wore during the day to bed?! 🙂

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:38 am

      Well, I guess this applies to me because I work from home and literally wear boxers and a grey oversized tshirt most days.

      • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 9, 2010, 11:50 am

        Even though you work from home, I think you should change during the day.. it’s just my paticular opinion but I think it makes you feel good! Plus once youre dressed (even if its just jeans/tshirt) youll feel more productive & not be tempted to go crawl back into bed!

        Not trying to be rude… just a suggestion 🙂

        • Liz November 9, 2010, 2:49 pm

          When i’m working from home i’m way more productive in my lounging clothes than I am in regular clothes.

    • allison @ thesundayflog November 9, 2010, 10:53 am

      im LOLing thinking of people in their jeans or suit going to sleep

      • Annie November 9, 2010, 2:57 pm

        My boyfriend has slept in jeans before! Hahaha If he’s tired he falls asleep within a few minutes. I used to wake him up but he says he doesn’t care.

        Not as if this is an every night thing…once in a blue moon. He’s just about the biggest hippie though. 😉

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 9, 2010, 9:35 am

    You said you put on fresh underwear before bed. Do you also change your underwear again in the morning?

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:38 am

      yes! i go through a lot of underwear… i change it in the morning, after showers, after workouts. basically, if my underwear comes off, i do not put it back on.

      • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday November 9, 2010, 9:39 am

        That’s a bit extreme. I’d have to agree with your husband on this one.

        • Cyclist Kate November 9, 2010, 10:02 am

          No, I get a little skeeved out putting underwear back on after taking it off. If I sweat in it, it gets changed for hygiene (aka no yeasties) purposes. If I shower later in the day, it gets changed. There’s just too much going on down there and while I’m not a clean freak, I think it’s best to err on the side of being clean and fresh in the underwear dept.

        • Molly @fuelherup November 9, 2010, 10:05 am

          7 t-shirts a week isn’t a big deal, but that’s a looot of underwear to go through. i change underwear once/24 hours (right after I work out), and then I sleep in a t-shirt. Difference is, I’ll sometimes work out in the tshirt I slept in.

        • Erin November 9, 2010, 10:09 am

          I agree with Caitlin on the underwear. If it loses contact with my body, it’s done for the day. Yes, this sometimes means I can do a real load of laundry with nothing but underwear for the two of us… Oh well, personal issue. 😉

      • Ellie November 9, 2010, 10:05 am

        I’m more or less the same way. If I’m wearing a special pair of underwear to go under something specific, on the rare occasion I have to take it off I will put it back on but otherwise no. I go through a lot of underwear too. It’s so small though, I don’t think it takes up too much room in the laundry! I almost always put on a fresh pair before bed as well. I have “sleeping underwear” (roomier) and “daytime underwear” (cuter).

      • Shelly November 9, 2010, 10:11 am

        I’m just like that about underwear. If it gets removed, it’s going straight to the hamper! My vote, for what it’s worth, is to reuse your sleep shirt a couple of times but use fresh undies. That way you’ll be reducing your laundry at least!

      • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) November 9, 2010, 10:13 am

        I am the same way. I sleep in clean pajamas and underwear. I feel so uncomfortable sleeping naked unless it’s super hot out and I’m too lazy to change into fresh clothes. My husband teases me endlessly because I go through 3-4 clothing changes a day. I like to be clean!

        I change underwear everytime I take it off too.

      • Shelly November 9, 2010, 10:14 am

        I guess it depends on the underwear style? Are we talking about cute little thongs or full bum underwear? I would rather wear nothing than have to sleep in a thong 🙂

      • steph November 9, 2010, 10:37 am

        lol full bum underwear

      • Dee November 9, 2010, 3:28 pm

        I remember having a convo with girlfriends about this once! Yep, we all agreed: once on, even if you take right off because you are having a pantyline issue so you switch pairs, the underwear are now no longer fresh and no longer wearable!

        • Alex November 9, 2010, 4:41 pm

          What about going to the bathroom? Should you switch underwear every time you have to pee??

        • Dee November 9, 2010, 4:50 pm

          No, it’s not an exactly logical process! Bathroom breaks are tolerated exceptions, BUT if I put a pair on for 1 minute and then switched to another pair, the rejected pair can’t go back in the clean underwear drawer. They go in the laundry bin.

      • Jules July 31, 2011, 1:49 pm

        100% agree on the underwear– if it’s coming off, it ain’t going back on.

    • Ana November 9, 2010, 10:05 pm

      i agree with basically everyone here– once they come off, they go in the laundry. i’m fully invested in keeping my lady bits juuust right, even if i have to do an extra load of delicates. hehe.

  • Shari November 9, 2010, 9:35 am

    I think you should try your husbands strategy.. it might work out better than you expect or maybe the solution is a compromise between the two (which would still reduce the amount of laundry but allow you to sleep how you feel comfortable each day)

  • Molly @fuelherup November 9, 2010, 9:36 am

    Gross, I would NOT sleep naked in my bed. I would then have to wash the sheets immediately, every day, to avoid being grossed out. And I would say its more likely that its your workout clothes than your pajamas that create more laundry.

  • Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) November 9, 2010, 9:37 am

    I always wore pjs to bed until HUbbs & I got married. Now we both sleep naked and it’s fantastic! I hate when I have to where PJs to bed now. Try it for a week- you’ll love it 🙂

  • Katie @ Healthy Heddleston November 9, 2010, 9:37 am

    I hoep you’ve used the dirtying of the sheets as your rebuttal! I personally would be way too cold if I didn’t sleep with clothes on. Last night (mind you I’m in Ohio) I had on flannel pants, a nighty, a flannel shirt, and booty socks. My husband sleeps in boxers but always showers before bed. I shower in the morning!

  • Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) November 9, 2010, 9:38 am

    Fresh underwear are a must!

  • Paige November 9, 2010, 9:38 am

    We hardly ever sleep nekkid – only if we pass out that way. 😉 My boyfriend wears boxers and no shirt and I wear the same shorts and t-shirt for a few days. The only time I worry about re-wearing pajamas is if it’s really hot and I wake up sweaty, so then I switch them out for clean ones. You’re actually not supposed to wear underwear to bed though, my gyno told me – got to let your goods “breathe.”

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:39 am

      wait, my vagina breathes?!!!


      • Paige November 9, 2010, 9:43 am

        Major lols over here!

      • Brandy November 11, 2010, 10:34 am

        This is a coffee-through-nose inspiring conversation session here!

        I don’t have enough underwear to go through a pair during the day and at night. 🙂 Plus, I’ve been incapable of actually LEAVING clothes on that I go to be in for about 10 years. I manage to toss them off in the middle of the night if I go to bed in any. I even converted my husband because he felt overdressed in boxers next to a nekkid gal. And I’m totally fine with accidental bare weinie touchage. 😉 But that’s us.

    • Michelle November 9, 2010, 9:59 am

      I agree— my OB/GYN also told me that it’s not good to wear underwear to bed either— to wear loose pj pants/short or nothing at all, to let your “girly parts” breathe 🙂 Tight undies, yoga pants, and the like are not good sleeping clothes since most people are in tight clothes all day and at night you need to just let it all out 🙂 ha ha 🙂 I also don’t know how people sleep in their regular bra (not sports bra). How could that possibly be comfortable?

      • Amanda November 9, 2010, 10:09 am

        I can’t sleep without a bra on! I’m probably in the minority hear but I have to wear one! If I don’t the fabric from my shirt brushes “the girls” all night and it tickles. Lol

        • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 10:12 am

          do you sleep with an underwire bra on????

        • Amanda November 9, 2010, 10:17 am

          Yup,I’m so used to it I can’t sleep any other way!

      • Erin November 9, 2010, 10:12 am

        Yep, I’ve been told this as well, by a friend who has issues with yeast infections and the like. Since she started showering before bed and sleeping without undies, she’s only had 1 issue this year. Before that, she had an issue, like, every other month…

      • Theodora November 9, 2010, 10:13 am

        I don’t know how people sleep in sports bras! Too constricting! On the other hand…I do occasionally sleep with an underwire bra on and it doesn’t bother me in the least.

        • Michelle November 9, 2010, 10:18 am

          After being in one kind of bra or another all day long, I can’t wait for the evenings to get those things off! ha ha 🙂 I can’t sleep with either kind on! No undies either! Loose pj pants and a tank top 🙂

      • Ellie November 9, 2010, 10:47 am

        I always heard that too. It doesn’t stop me from wearing underwear most of the time, though I usually wear non-tight underwear or my pj shorts with nothing underneath when it’s hot in the summer.

    • Charlie November 9, 2010, 10:49 am

      I think there is an issue for infections due to the fact that underwear is tight and close to your body, which creates friction.

      • Dez @ Dezolutions November 9, 2010, 10:53 am

        During my lady time, i have to wear a bra to bed! the girls need a little more love’n!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 11:14 am

      My best friend told me this when we were in FOURTH GRADE. She was way mature.

    • Stephanie November 9, 2010, 3:12 pm

      I am with several of the girls above- I don’t sleep in underwear, I just wear short/pants and swap those out every night. Sometimes I will wear a new shirt every night, it just depends.

      I also sleep in a light sports bra, like I cannot sleep braless, or basically anything except shower braless, it would drive me crazy!!!! The sports bras I sleep in are soft and not very supportive- the seamless c9 ones from target. I would never actually wear any of them to workout in, but I am also not a very chesty girl.

    • Jules July 31, 2011, 1:56 pm

      I always always ALWAYS wear a bra, literally 24/7. I absolutely hate the feeling of the underside of my boobs touching my torso and getting sweaty, and my shirt brushing up against my nipples. Blah, so uncomfortable when they move when you walk, too. Bras are the best.

      My uniform of champions = cotton bikini undies + little cotton booty shorts+ bra + barefoot.

      I could live my whole life in that if society would just lighten up a bit.

  • Sue November 9, 2010, 9:41 am

    Funny discussion! My boyfriend always sleeps nekkid, and because of him, I do the same now, but not to save money/trees. 😉 But we only sleep nekkid at home, in hotels or so I do wear my PJ or at least undies if it’s really hot.
    Before we got together I couldn’t imagine sleeping without clothes, but now I kind of like it. Just give it a try!

  • Jenny November 9, 2010, 9:42 am

    I CAN’T stand sleeping in the nude! My hubby does sometimes but I can’t do it! I also have to have a new shirt and underwear on! There is nothing wrong with that!!!!

  • Brittney November 9, 2010, 9:42 am

    I can’t sleep naked, I get too cold, even in the summer. I actually can’t even sleep in a tank top because I get too cold. I need coverage. I never sleep in anything sexy (my poor husband!), I always sleep in pajama pants or shorts and a t-shirt.

  • Anna November 9, 2010, 9:43 am

    HAH. All I gotta say is, if your house is warm enough for you to sleep naked then your heating bill must be through the ROOF! I sleep in a sweatshirt and sweatpants out of pure necessity.

  • Amy B @ Second City Randomness November 9, 2010, 9:44 am

    Granted, it’s really subject to how cold the weather is (or how cold it is inside my house), but I prefer to sleep in just a pair of undies. I won’t go completely naked, but this seems to be a nice compromise. 🙂

    • megan @ whatmegansmaking November 9, 2010, 9:59 am

      I do the same and love it 🙂

    • Ellie November 9, 2010, 10:49 am

      Me too. I sort of layer strategically depending on the temperature. In the summer I just do undies and sheet/blanket, in the fall I do pjs and socks and sheet/blanket, and when it’s really cold I do undies and big down comforter. Sometimes it gets cold enough for pjs and socks and comforter though!

      • Amy B @ Second City Randomness November 9, 2010, 12:52 pm

        Yep- it’s all about the strategy. I’ve also gone to bed with pj pants and socks and ended up discarding them halfway through the night. (poor planning on my part! ha ha)

  • kwithme November 9, 2010, 9:45 am

    Both my hubby and I sleep nekkid. I have since I was a teen (no air conditioning). I will wear tshirt and shorts when sleeping around others, like when I was chaperoning a camping trip. But I find that whatever I am sleeping in gets tangled and wrapped around me. It is very annoying.

    My hubby commented last night, “Now, I know why people wear pjs to sleep. These sheets are freezing!”

  • Savvy November 9, 2010, 9:45 am

    Fresh underwear always, although sometimes I’ll go sans top. I will make sure to wear cotton ones after my poor girly-bits have been cooped up after my monthly ‘gift,’ or to wear my boyfriend’s underwear. Boy underwear are the best medium, I find, because his boxers are loose and comfy and let everything ‘breathe,’ but I’m still covered up! haha

  • Lisa (I'm an Okie) November 9, 2010, 9:46 am

    I sleep naked regardless of the weather. When it’s really cold, I add on more blankets or we just snuggle up more.

    I hate wearing clothes to bed. I feel like they get all twisted up in the sheets.

    • Jamie in Arkansas November 9, 2010, 9:51 am


      • Charlie November 9, 2010, 10:51 am

        So true! If I wear a pajama, I often wake up because I can’t move because it is caught in my sheets.
        Also due to the fact that I roll myself in the sheets.

    • Erinn November 9, 2010, 3:24 pm

      Same here! I hate waking up in the middle of the night with twisted clothes binding me like a psych ward patient. This might be TMI, but sleeping naked allows for spontaneity. My guy approves.

  • Chrissy (The New Me) November 9, 2010, 9:46 am

    I usually sleep in just underwear. No kids, and my dogs sleep on top of the comforter, and my partner sleeps either nude or in boxers. I don’t like to feel too constricted when I’m sleeping, so pants are a no-go. And sleeping naked is not really sexual for us – it’s just easier and more comfortable!

  • Susan November 9, 2010, 9:47 am

    I, like Tobias on Arrested Development, must go with never-nude attitude and say – clothes please! 🙂

    • megan @ whatmegansmaking November 9, 2010, 10:00 am

      I knew there had to be a Tobias “never-nude” comment on here somewhere! You just made my day!

      • Susan November 9, 2010, 10:03 am

        LOL Thanks! I love him and his opinions too much not to use them in my life! 🙂

    • Lizz (leadingthegoodlife) November 9, 2010, 10:16 am

      LOL! 🙂

    • Meg November 9, 2010, 10:22 am

      except Tobias would sleep in jean shorts and I doubt anyone here would! hahaha

      • steph November 9, 2010, 10:41 am

        i sleep in jorts…

        • Jess-The Semi Abnormal Gal November 9, 2010, 8:34 pm

          so funny, Steph!

          Caitlin- you can so girl up and start sleeping naked. I’ve been sleeping in the nude (sans when I’m at other people’s houses, etc) since I was a little girl. Sliding between the sheets never felt so good-its my favorite way to end the day! I still love “sleepwear” and just use it to lounge in.

  • Shannon, Tropical Eats November 9, 2010, 9:47 am

    hahahah in florida i slept nekkid all the time because it was so dang hot and stuffy in my room! Up north now I have like 2 layers of clothes on and pretty much just wear the same pajamas for a week straight. Or switch back and forth between 2 t-shirts during that week

  • Wei-Wei November 9, 2010, 9:47 am

    I shower in the evening, so I change my underwear then and then I wear what undershirt I’m going to wear the next day to bed, along with some sweatpants or shorts that I happen to be wearing as my pyjamas that night (I change this according to how I feel and about every week). I think that while sleeping nekkid (hhahaha I love that word :D) might feel nice (;)) it’s a little bit of an embarrassment when you wake up in the middle of the night and, say, the curtains are open. Or as you said, there’s a fire. I can’t imagine what I’d do then.

  • Kayla November 9, 2010, 9:48 am

    I don’t sleep naked very often. My fiance probably wishes I would. I don’t know why, really. I think it’s because I feel strange. I feel naked (duh!) with my pajamas. I will wear the same pajamas for three to five days, depending on weather, activity before bed, etc. But I never wear a bra or underwear — gotta let everything breathe, you know!

  • HTP Dad November 9, 2010, 9:48 am

    I swear to god there are so many funny comments I could make if I wasn’t having dinner with Caitlin tonight!
    Let’s put 20 seconds up on the clock…

    • Brittney November 9, 2010, 11:00 am

      Hahaha! I love that your Dad commented! Awesome!

    • Colleen November 9, 2010, 11:26 am

      TOSH.0! hahaha

  • Tab - Just Weighing In November 9, 2010, 9:48 am

    While I do understand the luxury in sleeping naked (we do it every once in a while) but I, too, worry too much about the “what ifs.” That and we have a baby who gets up during the night sometimes and it’s too much of a hassle to have to get dressed in the dark!

  • kellyrose November 9, 2010, 9:49 am

    try it!!! once you go to bed naked you don’t go back!!

  • Jaclyn November 9, 2010, 9:49 am

    My husband and I both sleep naked. I hate wearing clothing to bed but I do when I’m a guest at someone’s house. Sleeping naked is freedom! Give it a try.

  • Jamie in Arkansas November 9, 2010, 9:50 am

    We both sleep nekkid! Can’t stand getting tangled up and twisted around in the clothes and sheets.

  • Angela November 9, 2010, 9:50 am

    I can’t sleep naked either. It feels weird. What about sleeping in the underwear and/or t-shirt you plan to workout in the next morning. I do that most of the time and it saves laundry. Its not nearly as gross to workout in something you have slept in as it would be the other way around!

  • Rose November 9, 2010, 9:50 am

    He brings up a good point! Truth be told, I almost always sleep half naked – and it really cuts down on my laundry too!

  • Caitlyn (A Spoonful of Life) November 9, 2010, 9:50 am

    LOL! The fact that you used the word “nekkid” is cracking me up!

    I agree with you 100%. Who cares how much laundry I accumulate, I don’t want to have to run outside naked if there was a fire or if I was robbed. The sanitary issue is legitimate, as well. No siree…I’ll stick with my PJ’s not my birthday suit!!

  • Jazz November 9, 2010, 9:51 am

    Me and the hubby only wear underwear to bed, I used to wear nice night gowns etc but he prefers nothing to something so…. saves some money on langerie!

  • faith @ gracefulfitness November 9, 2010, 9:51 am

    My husband practically insists that we both sleep in the buff but if I am home alone than I wear PJ’s (and sometimes in the winter).
    I think that it is really healthy to sleep naked, especially for women. Sleeping naked has helped me accept the way my belly looks when I lay on my side or how my nude body looks in the full length mirror I pass on my way to the bathroom.

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:53 am

      i like this comment!

    • Christin November 9, 2010, 10:07 am

      I agree! I used to sleep in sweats until I got married. Now, I usually wear less (or nothing!) because my husband is like the sun – he emits heat like crazy! Too hot for sweats.

      He always sleeps naked and I usually do – unless it is too cold that night.

      Now that I sleep naked or half-naked most nights, I really love it. The husband and I are “touchers” and love to fall asleep spooning or with me snuggled up against his chest. I love the skin-on-skin contact. It makes me feel close to him.

      AND it has helped me get used to him seeing and touching me naked more often – not just when we’re… you know. 😉 It really helps me be more comfortable with my body.

      Sorry if all that was TMI… 😉

      • Erinn November 9, 2010, 3:30 pm

        HAHA! You just described my guy and me right there. So true.

    • Charlie November 9, 2010, 10:54 am

      I agree! When I was living in my school’s dorms last year, I always wore pj’s (obviously – and when I lived at my parent’s before that too).
      I started sleeping naked when it was too hot in my apartment during a heat wave and started accepting myself much more!

    • Erinn November 9, 2010, 3:29 pm

      SO TRUE! I think sleeping naked with your partner is sort of a primal need. Sex (and sleep) is so much better when you feel comfortable in your own skin.

  • Amanda D November 9, 2010, 9:51 am

    There is no nekkid sleeping in our house. First, there are two cats. With claws. I don’t see that ending well.
    My fiance will sleep in JUST basketball shorts, and those are washed weekly.
    I’m ALWAYS cold, therefore, I am in sweatpants, t-shirt, and a hooded sweatshirt. The ceiling fan that is going at full blast doesn’t help the cold situation, but I’d rather add layers than be too hot.
    We both wash our sleeping attire on the weekends.
    I think a new shirt EVERY night is a bit much…you’re just sleeping in them so at the very least every other day for a change. 🙂

  • Liz November 9, 2010, 9:52 am

    I have to say – my reasons for sleeping with clothes on has to do with “the boob” problem. They need to be in at least a loose tshirt for me to feel like they are under control.

  • Jess November 9, 2010, 9:52 am

    No can do…the most I can handle is just wearing underwear in the summer if it’s really hot. Otherwise I’m bundled up because I get super cold at night. BF on the other hand, sleeps in just his boxers all year round…His body temp, however, goes up like 20 degrees the second he lays down in bed…so he would be way too hot with clothes on…It’s like sleeping next to a freakin radiator.

    • LindseyAnn November 9, 2010, 9:55 am

      Same with my boyfriend! I call him my human space heater!

      • Christin November 9, 2010, 10:09 am

        Haha, I call mine my hot water bottle. 🙂

        • Brittany November 9, 2010, 10:57 am

          My Boyfriend is my toaster 🙂

    • nina November 9, 2010, 8:43 pm

      this is amazing! i call my boyfriend a furnace… and i thought it was just me. thanks for the LOLs, girls!

  • Heather November 9, 2010, 9:52 am

    I tend to shower at night so I just stay in whatver pj’s and underwear I put on after my shower. My husband keeps it really cold in the house so I would freeze with no clothes on!

  • LindseyAnn November 9, 2010, 9:54 am

    Oh, goodness…
    I used to sleep naked from time to time, but now that I’m in my (FREEZING) new apartment with my significant other, I usually am wearing something. It changes from night to night though–sometimes it’s just underwear, sometimes it’s my little nightgown, sometimes it’s shorts/pj pants and a t-shirt.
    Yes, I do see the irony in the fact that I’m co-habitating and no longer sleep in the nude.

    • Juani November 9, 2010, 10:06 am

      I used to sleep naked too,when I was living alone.But I also stopped doing that when I moved in with my boyfriend.Don’t really know why though.

  • Pattie November 9, 2010, 9:54 am

    Before I lived with the boyfriend I thought sleeping nekkid was weird. Then when I lived with him it was actually very freeing, I live in Chicago and it wasn’t cold at all (and I am ALWAYS cold). Now that I’m living alone again, it seems weird for me to sleep nekkid (and I LOVE pajamas!) so I’m usually in pjs I wear them a week, sometimes less if I feel grungy, and then throw them in the laundry. But really, I say do what is most comfortable for you. This is your sleep we’re talking about. You want the most restful sleep you can get, you can’t make up for lost sleep, it’s just lost. Do what is best for you.

  • Laurie November 9, 2010, 9:55 am

    I can’t sleep naked, but my husband does sometimes! Like some of the other posters said, I have my dog sleeping underneath the covers and it would be just weird if I wasn’t wearing anything! Plus my dog will get right up next to me!

  • sarahMTSBB November 9, 2010, 9:56 am

    ha! thanks for the comical distraction this morning!… 3 more hours to kill before my interview. (note: do not schedule out of state interviews in the afternoon if you’ll just be giving yourself lots of extra time to get nervous) 🙂

  • Catherine November 9, 2010, 9:57 am

    Just the t-shirt is the way to go. Dr. Oz even says that “things need to air out down there” so skip the clean panties! But with a big t-shirt you are covered in case of fire and warm as well!

  • June November 9, 2010, 9:58 am

    looooooooooooooove naked bedtime! i also have what i call naked Sundays sometimes… :O) we’ll just leave it at that 🙂

    • Juani November 9, 2010, 10:04 am

      Don’t worry,a friend of mine works from home,and she walks around naked basically every day.She has to keep her curtains drawn,otherwise she might give the neighbours heart attacks.

    • Erin November 9, 2010, 10:18 am

      My husband and I used to have naked Sundays sometimes too, but that was before our daughter was born. No more naked days.

  • Monica November 9, 2010, 9:58 am

    Hahaha – love it!
    First, I get claustrophobic in clothes now when in bed. When we are at home I just cannot bring myself to sleep in anything and the hubbie is the same way. It has reached the point where on vacation I have a hard time falling asleep because the clothes I am wearing – I know, issues. haha.
    I do wash our sheets more often, and keep robes hanging on the bathroom door for the fear of a SoCal earthquake pushing us out of the house during the evening hours.
    I fear (well really look forward to) when kids enter the picture and the naked days are a distant memory.
    TMI? Sorry about that, I am just a big fan of the nudie sleeping style. I wonder if they make bumper stickers for that?

  • Nikky November 9, 2010, 9:58 am

    I can’t sleep totally naked (undies, please!) but I do tend to pull my jammies off some nights. My boyfriend says this is because I’m OCD, but I like calling it quirky. If my shirt wrinkles slightly under me, or my pants ride up my legs it drives me bonkers. I’ll have to either strip down or change my clothes.

  • the veg meg November 9, 2010, 9:59 am

    I refuse to sleep naked. It’s really uncomfortable – I get warm while I sleep, and my arms stick to my sides, and it feels awful. I usually just wear the same tshirt to bed for a few days in a row and get a fresh one around day 3 or 4. I only put clean undies on for bed if I shower at night.

  • Dione November 9, 2010, 9:59 am

    I sleep in all various stages of dress and undress, depending on my mood. Most of the time I prefer to wear a light little nightgown or sleep shirt and no underwear. I am most comfortable sleeping without underwear and do it most of the time if I can. I don’t know if that sounds weird or not, but thats what I like.:)

  • Rachael November 9, 2010, 9:59 am

    I’m a naked sleeping convert. No twisted clothes, less laundry…I get up to go to the bathroom a lot at night, but I”ll normally just throw my partner’s boxers on and use my hair to cover the upper bits. Heck, even with eight roommates, I’m not all that hung up about someone seeing me anymore.

  • maya @ finding balance in tokyo November 9, 2010, 10:01 am

    Those are interesting statistics! I wouldn’t have guessed them.

    I almost always go naked because I can’t get comfortable if I have much on when I sleep. I change positions too often and can’t stand the bunching, pulling, and constriction. To avoid getting too cold in the winter I take off my lounging clothes after I get under the covers, and put them back on before getting up again the next morning. When I have to wear something (company/traveling, etc) I chose a t-shirt and undies. My boyfriend sleeps in boxers to avoid ‘sticking’. 😉

    I have heard the same advice about letting your skin breathe to avoid irritation and yeast infections, and I like to give myself a break from the elastic bands.

  • Juani November 9, 2010, 10:02 am

    I can’t sleep completely naked,I need to have at least some panties on.In summer I definitely change nighties much more often,as well as sheets,because you’re sweating buckets,even though you’re asleep,but during winter sleeping in the same jammies for a few nights doesn’t really bother me.

  • Hannah Hawley November 9, 2010, 10:02 am

    It is all about personal preference, but I say don’t knock it till you try it.
    What I sleep in varies from nekkid, to undies, to undies and a T, to full on pajamas.
    Try setting a side a t-shirt and bottoms to wear for sleeping, and wash them every 2-3 or 3-4 days, or whenever you wash your sheets. Then you are only wearing them for when you sleep.

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking November 9, 2010, 10:02 am

    I sleep in just underwear – my husband convinced me when we got married. I’ve actually grown to really like it. Although when he’s travelling, I also wear one of his t-shirts to bed 🙂

  • Charlotte November 9, 2010, 10:02 am

    sleeping naked is the only way to sleep! i’m glad you brought this serious debate to our attention – it’s a topic about which i’m clearly very passionate. try it once…although, having dogs who also sleep on the bed does throw things off a bit. i don’t know why, but i was always very conscious about being naked in front of my dog!

    • Shelly November 9, 2010, 10:14 am

      Me too! My dogs sleep next to the bed, but my cats (I have a lot of pets) sleep in the bed and they often sleep on top of me. I’d feel weird sleeping naked b/c of that.

  • Jen November 9, 2010, 10:03 am

    I sleep with just underwear on – and always a fresh pair! Underwear doesn’t make that much laundry anway. 😉

  • Rachel November 9, 2010, 10:04 am

    My fiance insists on blasting an overhead fan AND a standing floor fan on the highest setting everynight.

    He sleeps in his boxers, and I’m so freezing from all the freaking fans blasting, that sometimes I sleep in a hoody, pants, AND all the covers.


    And he STILL sweats all night. What gives? He’s a regular sized guy…not a sumo wrestler.

    I don’t like sleeping in the nude because if we snuggle then we will stick together. Gross.

    • Errign November 10, 2010, 9:51 am

      With you on the snuggling thing. It’s sick!

  • hippierunner November 9, 2010, 10:06 am

    I definitely agree w your husband about the environmental impacts! Yikes-you go through like at least 3 outfits a day?! That’s a lotta clothes lol. What if you showered at night before you put on your pajamas which could then be ones you had worn previously? Or sleep w/o anything but have your clothes right next to your bed in case of emergency?

  • 'laina November 9, 2010, 10:06 am

    Nekkid sleeper over here. With the fan running, and the window partially open, even during Oregon’s cold winter months. What can I say- I can’t stand being hot, which is why I can’t do flannel pajamas or sheets. In your case, I would take a shower before bed, and then change into fresh undies, but have a few specific pajama tanks or shirts to rotate through.. and then because you’re clean from the shower the night before, you’ll have no need to change into fresh undies the next morning. If you’re scared of being exposed in an emergency have a robe laying nearby. I don’t you’re in the wrong for not sleeping naked, but I do agree with hubby that it’s (way) excessive laundry- that’s water, soap, energy, and time, there.

    • 'laina November 9, 2010, 10:10 am

      don’t ^think you’re in the wrong.

      There’s also the twisted pajamas factor, I can’t stand that feeling of pants or nightgowns riding up.

  • Therese November 9, 2010, 10:06 am

    I’m the same when it comes to sleeping. I need to be clothed, even if it’s just an oversized t-shirt. However, as I only sleep in it, I’ll wear the same shirt over a couple of days and wear the same undies as I wore during the day (unless I’m wearing sleep pants and then I don’t wear underwear at all).

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) November 9, 2010, 10:08 am

    LOL at this serious debate. I have to take your side on this one, Caitlin!

  • Michele November 9, 2010, 10:08 am

    We have little ones that “sometimes” end up in our bed if they aren’t feeling well, or there is bad weather, etc. Certainly don’t want one of them between us rolling over and touching a bare weenie or bare boobs! (See #14 Lisa above)

    I will NEVER EVER forget walking in on my parents (middle of the night) and mom’s nightgown hanging on the doorknob, I was traumatized for years, just had no clue why she wasn’t wearing it (I was very young).


  • amy November 9, 2010, 10:08 am

    oh dear, if I slept naked I don’t think the husband OR I would get any sleep!

  • Krissy November 9, 2010, 10:09 am

    I’m going to be the weird one here and say I only sleep in a tank top, no underwear. Sometimes pants. My boyfriend radiates too much heat to sleep in much of anything. I might as well sleep on the heating vents sometimes.

    Never underwear! You gotta let everything breathe every now and then!

  • Staci November 9, 2010, 10:09 am

    I sleep with as much clothing as the weather dictates but never less than a t-shirt and capris. I would die if I slept naked. If anyone were to come in our house, they would be mortified and run away (or maybe I would). Either way, ew. I have childhood memories of my dad wandering out in the kitchen not knowing I was home. Traumatized. I was.

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 9, 2010, 10:10 am

    I get really cold at night — even with blankets and the heat cranked, so I have to wear something at night. But sometimes that means just socks 😛

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? November 9, 2010, 10:11 am

    People sleep in the same underwear they wore all day? Ick.

    I heard somewhere that if you sleep naked you should wash your sheets every day. That’s a LOT more laundry than a tshirt and underwear.

    • Rebecca November 9, 2010, 10:43 am

      Haha, sometimes I wear the same pair of SOCKS for a week. I just don’t feel like switching them out. I have to change my underwear when I get up in the morning, though!

      • Jazz November 9, 2010, 10:47 am

        I do too! But I swear my husband goes through 3 pairs of socks a day… we balance each other out..

  • Andrea November 9, 2010, 10:12 am

    I am 100% with you on this one.

  • Joey November 9, 2010, 10:12 am

    I’ve dabbled in the nekkid sleeping, & there are benefits to both clothed & nekked slumber. I sleep really well nekkid but it makes it harder to get up in the morning b/c it’s cold out from under the covers & snuggling up sounds even better than usual. I agree w/ you, though about the emergency situation & needing to be clothed in case anything happened! 🙂

  • Ellen November 9, 2010, 10:14 am

    if you’re showering regularly, i don’t think re-wearing your clothes is going to be gross! even if you just wore them 2 nights in a row, it would make a BIG difference in your laundry.

    personally, i would never get out of bed if i slept naked (BRRRR) but i rewear my sleep clothes a couple nights a week.

  • Jess November 9, 2010, 10:14 am

    Sleeping nekkid is the best. I get super hot when I sleep so the less I have on the better. Of course I’m going to have to start getting used to wearing clothes when we have kiddies.

  • M November 9, 2010, 10:15 am

    I have always been told it’s not great for your health down there(yeast infections etc,good to allow “air circulation” shallw e say at night!) to wear undies to bed (of course unless it’s that time of the month!)

    Would you consider either light cotton jammies(a lot of jammies now are a cotton t and cotton shorts or bottoms,nice and loose )?Then You can just wash them every 3 days or so?
    But definitely advise no undies!

    And if you are clean obsessed you cold take a quick shower or bath before bed I suppose (I do know one gal who insists on a shower before she will get into her bed!)

    Anyways I recommend cotton t type top,loose cotton bottoms and NO UNDIES girl!

  • Sammy November 9, 2010, 10:15 am

    Naked all the way! Is there any other way to sleep with your husband?? x

  • Ilana November 9, 2010, 10:15 am

    I literally can’t sleep if I have clothes on. I try, I try, but I will toss and turn until I take off whatever I am wearing. I also always stay warm in the winter like this – natural body heat under the blanket, so cozy! but i keep my sweats nearby for if I have to get out of bed.

  • Scott Neumyer @ Mad At Debt November 9, 2010, 10:16 am

    I’m with hubby on this one! Sleeping naked is fantastic! If it were up to me, I’d do that every night, but the wife isn’t too keen on it, so it’s usually shorts for me. I think you should at least give it a weeklong “trial run.” 🙂

  • Valerie November 9, 2010, 10:17 am

    Can I just say that I LOVE that your dad is chiming in on this!?! That made me laugh harder than the bare weenie comment!

  • Liliana November 9, 2010, 10:18 am

    Caitlin, I love ur blog and all the great things u do! Dont get me wrong but I think it is really gross and out of place to discuss the debate if you have to sleep naked with ur husband or not or to see other people opinin on this matter which is VERY personal! I guess all the blogworld ( ur readers I mean) had an imagine this morning : you and ur husband-naked or not! I am sorry for my comment but I really think such topics are not appropriate even if they are funny!

    • emg November 9, 2010, 10:54 am

      I respect your opinion but if you don’t like what you read then don’t read it. Let Caitlin post what she wants!

      • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 10:56 am

        No worries – everyone has their opinion on what is funny or not. Liliana can tell me I’m crass if she wants to 🙂 I am a little crass, after all.

        • Katalina @ GreenLivingNY November 9, 2010, 11:19 am

          Caitlin, hope u understand better that I respect you and its nothing personal, it is my opinion on a topic that I just dont feel appropriate, again LOVE ur blog and all the great tips u offer by sharing ur life!

      • Katalina @ GreenLivingNY November 9, 2010, 11:17 am

        Hey come on, its free opinion in this country as I said I lOVE her blog and read it everyday, but I have my opinion, and this is why we are all here, to express ourselves, and to have discussions, if you can not take somebodys oposite thought dont attack that person, just live ur life, is too short dear to argue with somebody!

        • emg November 9, 2010, 11:47 am

          I wasn’t attacking her. I was just saying that if she didn’t like it then she didn’t have to continue reading it. I’m not here to fight either (:

      • Katalina @ GreenLivingNY November 9, 2010, 11:52 am

        PEACE!!!! Amen!

        • emg November 9, 2010, 12:50 pm

          I apologize 100% if it came off that way 🙂 Hope you’re having an awesome Tuesday!

      • Katalina @ GreenLivingNY November 9, 2010, 1:11 pm

        Everything is ok!! Enjoy ur day! 🙂

        • D November 9, 2010, 1:18 pm

          how come your name changed between comments?!

      • Katalina @ GreenLivingNY November 9, 2010, 1:34 pm

        Yes, it changed, because when I post from my iphone it is automatically “Liliana” ( I didn;t bother to change it) I speak romanian, so this comes from a flower “Liliac”, and now I am at my desktop so I can post with the link and real name!

  • Rebeca Lynda November 9, 2010, 10:18 am

    Well… I’m a girl so I’m with you 100% on the underwear thing and on wearing something that you wore all day (hello! they say not to wear shoes inside because you’re tracking in pesticides and such, that’s like sleeping in them, gross!) BUT I do sleep in only underwear if it’s warm but I have a long, folded tee under my pillow in case it gets cold or I have to run out. I mean I can get it over my head by the time I reach my front door, right?

  • Natalia - a side of simple November 9, 2010, 10:19 am

    I just had the best morning reading these comments 🙂 Personally, I’m a t-shirt and panties/boxer shorts girl.

  • Crystal November 9, 2010, 10:19 am

    I ALWAYS sleep with clothes on.. I can’t stand being naked in bed- now the hubs.. well if I let him have his way he would totally sleep naked.. but it wierds me out.. he’s like a little heater, and will get sweaty and gross sometimes..I DO NOT want to touch sweaty parts! He has to wear undies!

  • Lily's Health Pad November 9, 2010, 10:20 am

    Underwear is a must in my opinion…You’re right, I think NOT wearing it would make me feel like my sheets were getting dirty. If I’m really hot, I’ll take my shirt off, but usually I sleep with a tank on. I usually wear the same shirt at least 2 nights in a row…but no more than three. Although you probably don’t notice, people still secrete sweat in their sleep, so wearing the same nightgown for an entire week is kinda gross to me.

  • Eleonora November 9, 2010, 10:21 am

    I usually sleep in undies and a t-shirt. The shirt is for bed only, and I change it whenever I feel it necessary (usually a couple of days in summer, about a week in winter). I change my underwear once a day, usually after showering. That being said, I’m from Italy and here we normally wash “partially” several times a day, on top of the daily shower (we’re the country of bidet after all!). For example, I would never go to bed without washing my feet right before!

  • Cindy November 9, 2010, 10:21 am

    I can’t sleep naked unless it is REALLY hot. I also just had a breast reduction (3 months ago) and I still have to wear a bra to sleep, although now I am wearing either a sports bra or a cami bra now. I always sleep in pj’s and before I had a partner to sleep next to, I always slept in about 5 layers of clothing and blankets when it got cold. Now I am ok in a cami and pj bottoms. I change the pj set every few days, more if I manage to get toothpaste or something on me. But I always sleep in clean pj’s if I change the sheets. 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman November 9, 2010, 10:23 am

    “I am obsessed with Baked Apples.” You’re also obsessed with House Hunters–but that’s totally OK. I am too.

    And I ate to sleep naked. Hate it. I think it’s more of a guy thing.

  • Jessica M November 9, 2010, 10:25 am


    Umm… ew to sleeping nekked (for anyone). Only cats and dogs should be allowed to do that. I heart pjs.

  • Anna @ History Running Girl November 9, 2010, 10:25 am

    I can’t sleep naked. I’m too cold natured. I don’t think you should have to change how you sleep though!

  • Alyssa November 9, 2010, 10:26 am

    You could compromise with a sleep/sports/tank bra and undies– less bulk in the laundry, you’re not naked, and these don’t get as “dirty” as t-shirts do (I can only wear a t shirt to bed 2-3 nights in a row before it grosses me out.. but a tank bra I can wear for 2 weeks!)

  • Mellissa November 9, 2010, 10:26 am

    I wear a t-shirt and shorts sometimes and usually wear them for the two or three nights. I get too cold if I sleep naked.

  • Erin November 9, 2010, 10:27 am

    Personally, I sleep in whatever seems weather appropriate, but always undies.

    I love that your dad commented. I might try to adopt him as my own. 😛

    And, for the record, until Liliana said something, I had no mental image whatsoever of nekkid sleeping. Now? I have this weird picasso art show of sleeping attire and bare weenies. I’m disturbed… 😉

  • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 9, 2010, 10:27 am

    I sleep in the same “night-shirt” every night for 1 week (definitly clean underwear though!!). When I wake up I put on my housecoat and then when I get changed for work I fold my night-shirt in a neat pile to wear the following evening. It’s not that dirty don’t worry! Plus we wash our bed sheets every week!

    • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 9, 2010, 10:33 am

      Oh! & Dr. Oz did say its good to sleep nekkiiid… FYI

  • Rebecca November 9, 2010, 10:29 am

    Um, yeah, no thanks…
    I get really cold at night (usually wear a shirt, pants, and socks, even in the summer! Unless it’s super-hot, in which case, tanktop and shorts.), and I tend to kick my blankets off, so… that would be awkward. Plus right now my “bedroom” is a corner of the house, and in order to get to our sump pump and stuff, you have to go through my corner. One of my parents did that the other morning while I was half-asleep.

    I don’t change my jammies out for a LONG time. I wear the same ones for weeks. It’s the same for pants and sweatshirts–Mom has always told me I can wear those at least twice before I throw them in the laundry. If they’re not stained, keep wearing them! Sometimes I wear the same pair of jeans for a week. That might be too many days, but if I have to work that evening, I change out of jeans. Unless it’s Friday.

    I don’t like the thought of sleeping with no underwear. I had to go without underwear after swimming one time (family vacation when I was eight or something) and HATED it. So I’m wearin’ underwear no matter what.

    That does seem like a lot of laundry for two people, but my family has more than that! We’re four of us (plus the exchange student, who does her own laundry), and I never remember to bring my laundry hamper upstairs. I did my own laundry yesterday because I was running out of clean clothes. The hamper was FULL and kinda hard to carry. Oops!

    I’d say whatever you’re more comfortable with. But I do think that’s a little too much laundry… =\

    • kelly November 9, 2010, 10:46 am

      haha, I wash my jeans once every other month, so don’t feel bad! If they aren’t dirty or stinky, who cares? 🙂

      • Rebecca November 9, 2010, 10:52 am

        We actually had this discussion (how often to wash your pants!!) in French class one day. It was funny. 🙂

  • Sana November 9, 2010, 10:32 am

    When I was dating the ex we slept naked, b/c after horizontal bump, putting clothes on just felt too gross.. current bf has a roomie, in his room soooo I have never spent the night….
    I can’t sleep with a bra, socks or jeans on, so usually undies or a tank 🙂

  • Amber K November 9, 2010, 10:33 am

    Personally I sleep in my underwear and I continue wearing the same ones I have on. Even doing that the laundry is mostly mine because my husband wears the same outfit all day at work and I change at least once after I work out.

  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness November 9, 2010, 10:36 am

    Definitely naked! You should try it for a week… it is actually soooo comfortable. And I have to say, it also makes you appreciate your body. You are completely naked, and you just get more comfortable with yourself & appreciate your body’s beauty.

    If you HATE sleeping naked, I would recommend sleeping in boxers/shorts/pj pants without underwear. It is actually good for your body to not have tight, constricting underwear on 24/7, so a little break would be good! Just a thought!

    • Ellie November 9, 2010, 10:56 am

      I agree. I used to be soooooo uncomfortable when I wasn’t wearing underwear and then this last summer it got so incredibly hot (Chicago apartment) that I was literally forced to remove the only posssible layer, which introduced me to the magic of pajama shorts, no undies. So comfortable. So now my underwear compulsivity has been slightly improved!

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence November 9, 2010, 10:36 am

    I’ve been sleeping naked more recently- it’s comfy! But more often I sleep in my underwear or comfy PJs- especially when it’s a bit colder in my room.

  • Gloria November 9, 2010, 10:37 am

    Go Naked! As long as you have some soft comfy sheets, you’re all set 🙂 But honestly, in the colder months you might be better off wearing more clothes to bed and then turning down the heat. That will save more energy and be kinder to your bank account!

  • Joy - HTP Mom November 9, 2010, 10:37 am

    In Miami the weather was OK for going natural in bed, but TN is too cold for me; so I dress for bed. BUT, ladies, for heaven sakes T SHIRTS! Let’s get serious – Yes, think of something cozy, comfortable AND sexy or attractive even if you sleep by yourself! I don’t even own a T Shirt 🙂 As far as I’m concerned – T Shirts are for sports wear, or for guys, or little children…smile

    • Shelly November 9, 2010, 10:47 am

      You sound like my mom! She’s always buying me cute PJ’s and is aghast that I wear a T-shirt and scrub pants to bed. (I do wear the cute PJ’s in the winter- but it’s just too hot in the summer!) 🙂

    • krista November 9, 2010, 11:44 am

      I agree, t-shirts and females shouldn’t mix! I donate all my race tees to charity, they aren’t flattering to the female figure.

      • elaine! November 9, 2010, 2:26 pm

        I have never heard of this before! Unisex tees and free swag tees aren’t exactly flattering — but what about cute boatneck or v-neck tees? Or women’s t-shirts with a slim fit and cap sleeves?

        Also, bedtime isn’t exactly a fashion show. 🙂 No reason not to wear an oversized tee to sleep in if you want to.

        And lastly… some guys dig the “sporty” look. Which may or may not involve a tee!

    • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 9, 2010, 11:55 am

      Comfy guy t-shirts are my faaaaaave! I swear they make guys cotton t-shirts way more comfortable. Same with oversized guy sweaters.

      Plus my fiance always says he loves how sexy I look lounging around it cute sweatpants with his shirt on.. 🙂

    • Stephanie November 9, 2010, 3:26 pm

      I love your mom! My mom is the same way, every birthday and Christmas she buys me a nice pajama set. I usually wear the bottoms… with a nice tshirt I already own:)

      But I don’t own tshirts with words on them (I know, I’m weird) so its more like a normal shirt, just more comfy;)

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 9, 2010, 10:37 am

    I can’t imagine sleeping completely naked… oh no. I feel so exposed!

    • Jessica @ The Process of Healing November 9, 2010, 10:38 am

      And I always think about stuff like what if your house caught on fire or a burgerler?! Do you want to be completely naked then? Methinks NO!

    • Laura @ DramaticallyFit (New blog!) November 9, 2010, 11:08 am

      I guess it’s a question of how many times your house has been burglarized or caught fire in the middle of the night (hopefully none!) and taking probability into account. But of course, as soon as you decide the stats are in your favor, your smoke alarm will go off while you’re naked =)

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries November 9, 2010, 10:41 am

    I can sleep “natural” in the summer, but it’s too cold in the winter. I think you should compromise and perhaps wear the same pj’s two or three days in a row and then switch? I don’t think it’s gross at all to continue wearing the same thing. Do you also wash your towel every time you shower? I don’t do that either to save on laundry!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 10:43 am

      nope re: the towels! i probably use them like for a week straight, and the husband and i swap towels. at least you’re clean when you use them, right?

      • Sara @ OurDogBuffy November 9, 2010, 1:30 pm

        Funny. I just asked about towels. Now I know!

  • kelly November 9, 2010, 10:43 am

    I can’t sleep naked.. my boobs need to stay in place or else they hurt in the morning! lol

  • lindsay @cookveganlover November 9, 2010, 10:46 am

    So are you options sleep naked OR sleep with a new shirt and underwear? there is no option to just not change?

    Generally i go wear PJ’s or a shirt and shorts to bed but wear them multiple times in a week since i only sleep in them.

  • Lee November 9, 2010, 10:47 am

    I have to sleep in a t-shirt and pj pants, but no underwear. My husband has to sleep with a shirt and nothing else.

  • Dez @ Dezolutions November 9, 2010, 10:47 am

    You only have to get a cold dog nose to the bum ONCE before you never try it again. I won’t sleep nekkid cause all 3 of my animals sleep with us. I do have a funny story. I recently went to New Orleans last weekend and shared a hotel room with friends. One is nakie sleeper….and coincidently…a sleep walker… Not a good combo. So there were a couple times I would be startled awake by a completely naked lady in my room…then chase her down the hall to get her back to the room…. 🙂

  • Beth November 9, 2010, 10:50 am

    It totally depends for me. I rarely sleep naked, but when I do it is slinky and kind of fun. Mostly I sleep in panties and a comfy bra, although my shoulders get cold and I will sleep in a tshirt.

    I definitely don’t wear fresh shirts to bed every night. I wash clothes as they need it, which isn’t necessarily after every single use (depends on the object). It wears out the clothes and wastes water. Makes me feel like a dirty hippy sometimes, but it reassured me to see it in a decidedly unhippy magazine too.

  • Janna November 9, 2010, 10:50 am

    During the summer I definitely sleep naked, maybe underwear only. And in the winter I like the t-shirt underwear deal, but I can usually wear the same thing 2-3 nights before I feel the need to wash it. Oh and no matter what I ALWAYS have to wear socks to bed, even in the summer – weird, but my feet always get so cold!

  • Espie November 9, 2010, 10:52 am

    This post is reason #382 why i love this blog! Such a funny topic!

  • Ella November 9, 2010, 10:55 am

    Hah NOOOOO I have a double this year, my roommate would probably freak out if she woke up and i was butt naked lol. And when I’m not living in my apartment, I’m living at home..why hello Mother/father/17 year old brother coming to wake me up in the morning, surprise!

  • Kristine November 9, 2010, 10:57 am

    Sleeping nekkid is wonderful! No clothes to tangled up in, and it’s so cozy. I keep sweats and T-shirt nearby for emergencies and wear PJs if I’m a guest in someone else’s house. It’s not a “guy thing”, nor is it gross. To each their own, right? But I highly recommend at least giving it a trial run.

    I get cold too, so for Christmas last year my BF bought me a heated mattress pad. HEAVEN! The best part is each side has separate controls, so I can dial up the heat and still sleep comfortably, while BF tones his down (he is also a human radiator).

  • Lindsay November 9, 2010, 10:58 am

    this post completely made me laugh out loud…at work. oops. my husband has slept naked from the first day we were married. i on the other can. not. do. it. i always like to wear a clean shirt and undies too!

  • Lu November 9, 2010, 11:00 am

    You could try it and see if you like it. I know that I sleep better with some sort of clothing on. However, the Hubby is a nekkid kind of guy. Go figure! Fits right in with the statistics I guess.

  • Name omitted to protect the nekkid November 9, 2010, 11:01 am

    Clothing is not optional for me since we share a bed with the pooches most of the time and that would just be creepy.

    Unfortunately (veerrryy unfortunately), I accidentally discovered that my father in law is an “in the buff” sleeper several years ago. I will never wander into their kitchen to get a glass of water after midnight again. The vision of him standing there in his birthday suit eating chicken wings will haunt me for the rest of my life. I didn’t think that he saw me but the next day he announced “guess I should start wearing pajamas when we have house guests”. Oh dear god.

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 11:03 am

      Best. Comment. Ever.

    • Laura @ DramaticallyFit (New blog!) November 9, 2010, 11:05 am

      Hahaha!! Oh no! At least he treated it with a sense of humor!

    • Leanne @ Simplicitlee November 9, 2010, 11:57 am

      Bahahahahahahahahaha. I just love that not only was he in the buff but he was eating chicken wings.

      I think you shouldn’t eat food while in the buff. It’s strange. Unless it’s sexy food like chocolate dipped strawberries and you’re with your significant other 😉 you know?

  • Natasha November 9, 2010, 11:03 am

    Haha! I had to laugh when I read this! I’ve had the same conversation with my hubby! He sleeps naked and I just can’t! I always sleep with undies and a shirt or nighty…I too worry about if I had to get up quickly and get out and besides it just feels too strange!(I also like to be really warm when I’m sleeping) I say if the worst I do is make extra laundry he’s pretty lucky 😉

  • Laura @ DramaticallyFit (New blog!) November 9, 2010, 11:04 am

    First of all, I don’t think this is crass or inappropriate. We’re not talking preference of sexual positions, we’re talking about pajamas (or lack thereof).

    Second of all, let’s look at it logically. Do you shower right before you go to sleep? If you do, then I think it’s okay to re-use pajamas a few nights before washing them. After all, you don’t wash your sheets every night so why need to wash your pajamas? Of course, underwear might be a different story, but how much additional volume does an extra pair of underwear a night really add?

    If you don’t shower right before bed, then keep your pajama style but change it around. Like, ONLY wear underwear or ONLY wear a t-shirt or ONLY wear a pair of shorts. It all depends on your comfort level. Have you ever slept in the buff? You may want to try it so you can know for sure whether you love it or hate it.

    I’m not married so I don’t need to worry about this, but I sometimes sleep in the buff if I am out of clean pajamas or if I get too hot at night and it’s never bothered me! Let us know your final decision. This debate is hilarious!


  • Amber from Girl with the Red Hair November 9, 2010, 11:05 am

    This is hilarious!!

    My b/f sleeps in the nude and I do sometimes but I usually prefer to wear undies or shorts and go topless! Maybe start with just wearing bottoms and go topless – think of all the t-shirts you’ll save from the laundry! 😀

  • Kerri November 9, 2010, 11:07 am

    I guess I’m in the minority here, but my husband and I sleep nekkid every single night, even in the dead of winter! At most, I might wear socks to keep my feet warm if it’s cold. I just cannot stand the feeling of clothing on me in bed – everything gets twisted up and drives me crazy.

    • Melissa November 9, 2010, 11:29 am

      I must be in the minority as well with you Kerri since my husband and I also sleep nudies no matter what. If we are visiting someone, I leave my clothes/robe next to the bed. We have kids but I lock the door so I’m not surprised but they’ve seen my goods anyway.

      • Rebeca Lynda November 9, 2010, 2:25 pm

        You’re right. There’s certainly something to be said for teachingyour children modesty but also to respect and love the human form and their bodies as is. It’s probably not the end of the world if your kid sees you naked once or twice. It’s about how you address it.

    • elaine! November 9, 2010, 2:28 pm

      LOL! Wearing nothing but socks drives me crazy, hahaha. I have no idea why. 🙂

  • Margaret November 9, 2010, 11:09 am

    I always wear a pair of flannel pants or boxers and an old t-shirt but no underwear I have a bunch of t-shirts that fit before I lost weight but now are swimming on me but I like them and its fun to pull one out from jr high for the night. Yes I have hard time getting rid of perfectly good clothing so I have 15 yr old t-shirts.

    I switch my pjs every couple of days and my sheets each week. I actually like to do laundry and make the bed so its usually a chore I choose to do.

    I am always cold and pj are an easy way for me to have another layer particularly if I have a bedmate who runs a little warmer 😉

    I had this conversation once with my best friend who is a dude and thinks that its entirely odd to wear clothing to bed but he was actually raised that way. No one in his family wears pajamas. Plus he thinks that it leads to more sex.

  • Joanne November 9, 2010, 11:11 am

    Funny. I’m with your hubby. Reduce the laundry washing and save the environment. Sleep in the buff.
    In an emergency, the fire fighters or police will be there with a blanket to cover up 😉

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa November 9, 2010, 11:15 am

    When I lived with my ex we always slept naked and I actually really liked it. It’s true, you don’t produce as much laundry. The first time sleeping naked feels a bit weird but it gets better the more you do it (LOL!) After a while I couldn’t sleep with clothing on.

    I no longer sleep naked because I live alone and I have a fear that the fire alarm will go off or someone will break in and I’ll be naked. So now I wear clothing to sleep. But now that I think about it I kinda miss sleeping naked. Maybe I will try it tonight.

  • Nicole - yuppie yogini November 9, 2010, 11:21 am

    Assuming Kristien is sleeping nekkid, the chance of middle of the night baby-making is significantly increased…and that will totally blow the budget.

  • zoe (and the beatles) November 9, 2010, 11:25 am

    i love sleeping naked 🙂 though i will say i used to hate it because it left me feeling incredibly exposed and vulnerable, too. but the more i learned to love my body and myself, the more comfortable i got in my own skin. suddenly sleeping naked was the most comfortable thing in the world. honestly, i think that’s one of the main reasons women avoid sleeping naked — most of us are uncomfortable with our bodies and our selves. it’s unfortunate 🙁

    know what else is unfortunate? winter! it’s freezing at night so i usually have to wear a shirt or some short or something. i refuse to wear underwear to bed though. i used to all the time but a girl’s gotta breathe at some point, right? 😉 anyway — my vote if for naked!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie November 9, 2010, 11:27 am

    I love sleeping naked occasionally but usually I’m like you, fresh night clothes are the best!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write November 9, 2010, 11:28 am

    I sleep naked all the time. I think it’s really comfortable. Plus, you may find it actually adds a lot of spice to the whole love life. I have found that the hubs if far more likely to roll over and take care of biznatch in the middle of the night, if he bumps into stray boobage or exposed behind parts. Just saying. :p

  • Tiffany November 9, 2010, 11:36 am

    These comments are TOO funny. I’m actually way more grossed out by the idea of letting your pets sleep in your bed than in any clothing/no clothing sleeping options. I mean, eww.

    I wash my sheets at least every week no matter what. Fresh sheets are too nice to pass up!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:43 pm

      haha i love sleeping with the puppers!!!

  • Karen November 9, 2010, 11:38 am

    I started sleeping nekkid in high school. I now have been married for 12 years and have 9 and 6 yr old boys. My husband and I both started wearing undies to bed a while back for the sake of some kind of modesty in front of the boys. And I know the time is coming that I’m going to have to start wearing more for the sake of modesty. But I hate sleeping in clothes now. I get all twisted up in shirts through the night. Of course, sleeping nekkid together in the beginning is nice and sexy, but after 12 years (18 including dating time), we’re wondering if it might be better to start covering up to “keep the mystery” alive. LOL

  • Orla November 9, 2010, 11:46 am

    Funny post!!!!
    I will only ever sleep nekkid when I am super drunk. Which happens once in a blue moon now!!! I have been known to leave a trail of my clothing up the stairs starting with handbag, keys, coat, scarf, boots, socks…. and on and on!
    My poor flatmate got more than she bargained for one morning after! good times.
    Seriously though? I love my PJ’s !

  • Lauren November 9, 2010, 11:47 am

    I personally don’t like sleeping naked because I don’t like feeling my prickly legs rubbing together in the morning. My husband really wants me to but I just can’t. Not to mention the man is always hot so our bedroom is FREEZING. Even during the summer I’m usually in pajama pants and a long-sleeved shirt, sometimes a sweatshirt too, because of how cold he likes it to be. I HATE being cold and will do just about anything to avoid it so unless he wants to bake all night, sleeping naked is out. 😛

  • krista November 9, 2010, 11:47 am

    If I wore my PJs during the day I could understand wanting a new pair every night. Currently I’ll go about a week in mine and then switch. Unless I happen to sweat at night, then I’ll replace them.

    I know I’m in the minority because so many people do it, but the thought of animals in or on my bed totally grosses me out! That video of yours made me cringe so badly (but was funny). I can understand changing your clothes and sheets daily if there were animals on them!

  • Lauren @ Raw Is Sexy November 9, 2010, 11:50 am

    I don’t sleep in clothes if I am with someone/sleeping next to my boyfriend…If you know what I mean (wink wink) But if I am single/alone, I ALWAYS think “what if there was a fire, an intruder, etc etc) and I don’t want to be answering the door or running from the house butt nekkid.

    So in THOSE “alone” cases, which, let’s face it, is most of the time, I sleep in a goose down parka complete with mittens, running sneakers, and a hoodie.

    Just kidding. Usually boy shorts and a tshirt/tanktop. Even yoga pants are comfy to sleep in.

    But no, if I am sleeping next to the fabulous opposite sex, I’m nekkid. Or at most a pair of undies. (PS – why is “undies” plural when it’s only one item???)

    😀 Good luck with your debate!!! haha

  • Dezra November 9, 2010, 11:50 am

    My husband sleeps naked and I assume that if he gets an itch in the middle of the night (particualarly on his privates) he must automatically scratch it which grossed me out. I can’t sleep in the nude…..I would toss and turn all night.

  • Ali November 9, 2010, 11:52 am

    The baked apples look delicious!! On the serious conversation note, I really don’t think I could ever sleep naked. I feel like that would make me want to wash the sheets way more which would probably be similar to having to wash lots of clothes! Tough one, good luck making a decision 😉

  • Kara November 9, 2010, 11:53 am

    Honestly I love sleeping naked! I hate it when its too cold in the winter and I have to wear clothes, which is why i purchased a down comforter and another blanket to sleep with so i dont have to worry about that anymore. Worrying about fires and burgalars is something I have thought about which is why my robe is always handy! its un and freeee, everyone should at least try it!

  • Alyse November 9, 2010, 11:54 am

    Naked. When I moved out of my parent’s house (no locked doors policy) and got out of college (roommate) and starting living by myself it was like, “Ha! I can, so I will!” I LOVED taking a bath with the door open and sleeping in the nude was dessert to that. 🙂

    BTW, I’m from KY so if you’re nekkid, you’re up to naughty stuff. 😉 Naked is just being naked.

  • mm November 9, 2010, 11:55 am

    My husband would sleep naked if I would let him (and walk around the house that way too), but it grosses me out, so when we got married, he started sleeping in boxers. (Plus our dogs sleep under the blankets sometimes…) I sleep in a tank top with a shelf-bra and my underwear, no matter what season it is. I get very hot while sleeping, and even in the middle of winter have the house temp set in the mid 60s and the ceiling fan going full blast above me. I don’t typically put on clean underwear before bed, but I put on fresh ones as soon as I wake up in the morning, as well as after any workout or shower.

  • celina November 9, 2010, 11:59 am

    I only sleep in fresh underwear! Best of both worlds?!

  • Sarah November 9, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Naked is totally the way to go! You’ve gotta let everything breathe, ya know?? 🙂

    As for a fire, etc…I keep my bathrobe on a hook on the back of the bedroom door, so that’s covered. Just try it. It’s very liberating. Pretty soon you’ll be watching tv naked, cooking naked, even doing laundry naked!

  • Camille November 9, 2010, 12:04 pm

    Haha, love this debate!
    My boyfriend is all about nudity. He would never wear clothes if I didn’t force him to. I, however, am not one of those people who walks around the house in my underwear and sleeps naked (unless it is boiling hot out). He always gets on my case about it so I finally just told him that his choices were to let me sleep in my sweatpants or put an extra blanket on the bed, which he hates because he gets really warm at night. He has stopped bothering me now.

  • julia November 9, 2010, 12:06 pm

    clothed! def agree with the “what if there was an emergency?” argument. My boyfriend just sleeps in boxers while i bundle up in layers and socks. I like to be warm! Maybe you can sleep in a mumu type shirt so you dont need undies but you’re still clothed?

  • Maribeth November 9, 2010, 12:07 pm

    i detest sleeping with pants on. i try to go naked sometimes, as dr. oz says it’s great for women to sleep without undies!

  • Deb November 9, 2010, 12:09 pm

    Four kids + no lock on the door = no sleeping nekkid!

  • Karen November 9, 2010, 12:14 pm

    I have nightmares about showing up to work nekkid if I don’t wear my PJ. :O

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health November 9, 2010, 12:15 pm

    I think it is a matter of comfort but I agree with husband’s rationale on cost-savings. 🙂

  • Nicole November 9, 2010, 12:16 pm

    We lived in a top floor walk-up in Boston for 2 years that had the worst circulation. We couldn’t have an AC in our bedroom bc it was WAY too small, so our first summer living there, a lot of naked sleeping took place. However-I felt SO weird about it. And like you I was really concerned about not being clothed if there was an emergency, so I bought a robe and left it next to the bed. As soon as the weather cooled down, I went back to PJs. I could never get used to it but I know a lot of people who do sleep naked.

  • manda November 9, 2010, 12:17 pm

    NOOOOO!!! i hate sleeping naked! i am a bit of a clean freak and need at least undies and a t shirt. i think you could def use the same shirt like, 2 or 3 nights though. i mean, if all you’re doing is sleeping in it, its not gonna get that dirty. start with 2 nights then work your way up! also, my dog sleeps under the covers, so there is NO way i’d sleep naked with him around!

  • Sandy November 9, 2010, 12:22 pm

    Wow this sure generated a lot of comments which just means we like to read and debate the issue. I have laundry compulsive disorder and have to have clean sheets every night after a shower with a fresh towel every time and certainly clean pajamas. Cannot sleep if everything is not fresh out of the laundry clean. Just tell your husband how much laundry you save by not changing the sheets every morning.

  • Juli D. November 9, 2010, 12:23 pm

    You should SO try this recipe for smushed apples and sweet potatoes. I made it last night, w/only 2 T. of sugar, and I probably could have used a little less even and I bet you can sub in almond milk. Definitely would qualify for a yummy and healthier Thanksgiving side dish!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:40 pm

      oh that looks good!!

  • Kristin November 9, 2010, 12:23 pm

    My hubby always sleeps in the nude and says I should too but I’m pretty sure it is a ploy! First of all I LOVE jammies and have tons of them so I like to wear them! I also don’t like sleeping nude I get cold and it just feels weird to me!

  • Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit November 9, 2010, 12:29 pm

    I sleep naked 95% of the time – the only time I don’t sleep naked is when I am just too darn cold and need an extra layer. Clothing feels so restricting in bed, I roll around and I hate hate hate to have clothing wrapped up around me tightly!

    Funny enough, my sailorman is actually more likely to sleep in pjs than I am. He only sleeps naked about 50% of the time!

  • Kelly November 9, 2010, 12:32 pm

    I’ve had this same debate with Brad, but for purely selfish reasons on his part. 😉 I hate sleeping with no clothes. After 27 years of wearing clothes, it just feels weird not to. I also hate sleeping without sheets. I need an optimal environment to get the best sleep so that means clothes and sheets are mandatory.

  • Jen November 9, 2010, 12:42 pm

    It depends on the night, but I find sleeping naked very liberating. When we have overnight visitors it’s a no, and obviously we’ll reconsider when children enter the situation. And I always have clothes readily available in case of emergency.

    I say try it because it can help improve confidence in your body image…

  • Melissa November 9, 2010, 12:44 pm

    I do not like to sleep in the nude. Underwear are a must! I even wear shorts, but occasionally will go without.

  • Heather November 9, 2010, 12:45 pm

    Sometimes I’ll sleep naked, but usually I need to wear panties. Feels kinda weird without it! But shirtless is totally fine for me. At most I sleep in a tank top and underwear, but I’m fine with sleeping in the same ones I’ve been lounging around in after work.

  • beth November 9, 2010, 12:47 pm

    I don’t think a fear-based rationale is a good one. Wearing clothes because you think something may happen in the middle of the night isn’t very logical or healthy for the mind. The chances are actually quite slim. I like wearing boy short undies and a “barely there” bra to bed. I still feel somewhat clothed and very comfy, but those small garments don’t cause too much extra laundry.

  • Jillian@ Reshape Your Life November 9, 2010, 12:50 pm

    I am very much a pajama girl myself. I am NOT comfortable sleeping nekkid… But I go through ALOT of laundry, especially in the summer.

    You see, I work with horses outside in the morning so I get sweaty and dirty doing that. So that dirties jeans, T-shirt, sports bra and undies (that I wore to bed) and socks.

    Then I clean the bar for my second job. That is a scrub top and pants with a new bra(sports bra) and undies because the other ones were sweaty and new socks because the other ones were covered in dirt.

    THEN I change into workout pants and a workout shirt, with the same bra and undies and usually socks.

    then I either shower and put real clothes on to go out to dinner or hang out with the bf. Jeans, shirt, bra, new undies again, socks optional at this point.

    Then my pj’s. Tshirt, sweatpants, sports bra and undies (that I’ll wear in the morning).

    So that’s a bunch of laundry!! The only way I get around it is sometimes I’ll re-wear my scrubs or “going out” clothes because it’s usually just to dinner or to the store, and I’ll wear my pj’s a few times. But always clean undies and a clean/dry bra. 🙂

    But if your not comfortable sleeping nekkid nothing will change that. I can’t stand sleeping topless because everytime I move I wake up… I gotta keep my girls under wraps!

  • Charise November 9, 2010, 12:51 pm

    My husband sleeps naked in the summer, but I typically wear pj’s unless I’ve been drinking or gotten nekkid for other reasons ;), but even then put underwear on. The rest of the time, we both wear fleece/flannel pants and t-shirts, but generally the same set of pjs for a week. I like being cozy, and not being freezing when I get up to go pee in the middle of the night.

  • jennifer November 9, 2010, 1:00 pm

    Hubby sleeps nekkid all the time. I sleep nekkie a few times a year, usually after a night out on the town. Otherwise, I sleep in jammies and tank tops, but wear them a few nights before I wash them. Do you have a clothesline?? I’ve found that to be a good way to save energy. Funny topic!

  • kristin November 9, 2010, 1:00 pm

    My boyfriend emits a ton of heat at night, and I love to be covered by lots of blankets, so sleeping naked is kind of the way to go if I don’t want to be overheated. I always have at least underwear on- for some odd reason I can’t get totally comfortable if I’m all the way nude. Sometimes I feel a little awkward if I have to get up in the middle of the night, but no one is around to see other than my cat and I don’t think he cares!

  • eliza November 9, 2010, 1:01 pm

    So funny! This exact topic was on Rachael Ray this morning! She asked the guest if she slept naked and she said she didnt because of a fire.

    I sleep nekkid 😉

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine November 9, 2010, 1:02 pm

    Slightly embarassing fact: I’ll strip in my sleep when I get too hot. I go to bed wearing pajamas and wake up wearing underwear. Doesn’t happen often, but I guess it’s my subconscious telling me how I really like to sleep…

  • Kacy November 9, 2010, 1:06 pm

    I do the same thing, I like a fresh, clean shirt and undies before bed.

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table November 9, 2010, 1:08 pm

    It is totally seasonal – nothing in summer (it is HOT in the South) and sweats in the winter!

  • Lisa November 9, 2010, 1:08 pm

    It depends on the time of year. In the winter i get cold and wear more clothes. 🙂 Usually just undies though.

  • Halie November 9, 2010, 1:13 pm

    This has always been a major debate in my home as well. I absolutely believe that statistic you quoted. My husband vehemently beleives in sleeping in the nude, and expects me to feel the same way. I of course vehemently disagree. Especially now that we have a baby and I am in and out of bed many times through the night. I’ve always like being in a cacoon of clothing whilst in bed, while I’m cooking, while I’m doing yoga, yet these are all activities my husband says should be done naked.

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances November 9, 2010, 1:16 pm

    I have LOVED reading these comments – some of them are so funny!!! I am like you, I don’t sleep naked but the boyfriend does and highly suggests that I do, too. 🙂 I sleep in a t-shirt and shorts that I wear for a few days and then wash… I can see how laundry might pile up if I wore a new t-shirt/shorts combo each night, though!

  • Faith @ lovelyascharged November 9, 2010, 1:24 pm

    Bahaha – not gonna lie, I’m all about the nekkid nights 😉 Although…the very first night at my new house with my new roomie who works night shifts, I slept nekkid and also trodded downstairs first thing in the AM without a stitch of clothing on. I didn’t know when she got home, only that she wasn’t here, so I didnt think anything of it…until I heard her key in the lock and my birthday-suited self was standing in the middle of the kitchen! I didnt want to be the weird roomie who cooks naked so I ducked behind the fridge…hopefully she didnt see otherwise I’d have been the weird roomie who stands behind the fridge naked…I’m not sure which was worse!

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy November 9, 2010, 1:26 pm

    No on nekkid–same reasons as you plus I tried it once and was so cold! I wear the same t-shirt to bed every night for about a week and then wash it. It’s only worn while asleep. I despise any type of clothing on my legs while I’m asleep though. Do you use a clean towel every time you take a shower? Or reuse one. That’d be another good debate!

  • Carmen November 9, 2010, 1:27 pm

    The few times I have slept naked, I dream I’m naked in public and the dream soon turns into a nightmare. I wake up in the middle of the night and quickly throw on my PJs!

  • Tami November 9, 2010, 1:30 pm

    look at all the comments!!

    i do not like people laying in between the covers with clothes they have worn out and about (sitting in public places then sliding into bed=germs to me) but I do wear regular tshirts and pj bottoms to bed (or just my undies and the shirt) but i will wear them again for a couple of days then wash them.

    i can imagine you have a lot of laundry with your workout stuff, your everyday clothes AND your bed clothes…seems like a bit of a waste….do you use fresh towels every day?

    i side with the husband!

  • Rachel November 9, 2010, 1:30 pm

    I am known to do a couple of wardrobe changes throughout the night. For example, last night I went to sleep in fleece PJ pants, woke up and took them off and wore just underwear, then woke up again and put them back on.

  • Tami November 9, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Burlington VT is so fun…I wish I lived closer, I’d love to have lunch

  • Lungs November 9, 2010, 1:39 pm

    I’m in the minority. Naked for sure! If I wear a significant amount of clothes, they just seem to wrap all around me. For lesser amounts of clothes, I just don’t see the point!

  • VeggieGirl November 9, 2010, 1:48 pm

    I don’t sleep naked. I love my PJs 😀

  • Ellen@FirednFabulous November 9, 2010, 1:54 pm

    Ohmygosh, you probably think I’m so gross…I wear the same tees/shorts to bed a few times before washing! As long as you’re doing the majority of the laundry, I think your argument is totally legit! 🙂

  • Alice November 9, 2010, 1:55 pm

    You know what dirties your sheets faster? Having two little dogs run around under them! Just kidding that was the cutest video ever. I agree that sleeping with clothing of some sort on is more comfortable. But I do think wearing something new every night is a bit wasteful, but then I HATE doing laundry and rewear tops and jeans at least twice before washing them, baring spilling food on myself. I figure if I take a shower everyday I’m ok. I wear the same jammies for about a week with no underwear. Oh I should add I do wear clean undies everyday!

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:38 pm

      i try not to think about where maggie and james’ paws go!!!

  • Ellie November 9, 2010, 1:56 pm

    Hi Caitlin nice to comment on your blog! I’ve been following your blog for quite a few months now, and I have to say that I really like it and appreciate your sharing! 🙂 I have to sayyyyyy NOOOOOOOOOOOOO DON’TTTTTTT DOOO ITTTTTTTT!!!! and that would mean you have to wash your big large sheets more often anyway! Take care <3

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:38 pm

      hahah thank you!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) November 9, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I sleep in a t-shirt and basketball shorts- completely unattractive, but hey, no one is there to see me. 😉

    I used to change my PJ’s EVERY night, but once I started having to pay for laundry, I change my PJ’s about every other day.

    I think your argument is the best though- especially since you are doing the laundry!

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 9, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I don’t know what is “right or wrong” in this instance, but this is what I do.

    I wear the same tee/sweats/PJ bottoms all week. I don’t usually wear underwear to bed, as I am just more comfortable without them.

    The only time I ever sleep naked is when I’m with my SO and we’ve, well, yeah. *awkward talking about this on the interwebz!* Sometimes we just don’t get dressed afterwards. And I like being naked with him. I feel close to him and happy and warm and all of that jazz.

    But we don’t start off that way…and generally we wear clothes. And if I am at home alone, I wear clothes.

    You should just wear whatever you want to bed and the holistic doc shouldn’t give you grief about it. It’s a personal preference, and MAYBE it would be better if you didn’t dirty up as many tees or pairs of undies each week…but in the end, does it REALLY matter? Women just have more laundry…deal with it! 😉

  • Amanda November 9, 2010, 2:05 pm

    I always wear clothes and I change my tshirt and underwear that I wore that day too before I go to bed! Id rather feel clean when I sleep, maybe it makes me think I’ll sleep better?

  • Kiran November 9, 2010, 2:17 pm

    The is no right or wrong. It’s a personal preference. I don’t think I can ever sleep peacefully without a change of clothes before bed 😀

  • Erin November 9, 2010, 2:34 pm

    This is so funny. I never really consider what I wear to bed. Just whatever, or nothing, or some stage of undress.
    That is soooo much underwear though! I hate wearing underwear…pretty much anytime. You should forego it at night and enjoy the freedom.

  • elaine! November 9, 2010, 2:36 pm

    Caitlin, your debates crack me up!

    I guess I’m a bit of a dirty hippie — I only wear fresh underthings to bed if I shower beforehand. (Otherwise I shower in the morning and put on clean ones then.) In the summer, I’ll sleep in my undies and whatever tanktop I wore that day (sans bra). It kind of doesn’t make sense, but I don’t like how my boobs flop around when I sleep without a shirt on.

    In the winter, sometimes I’ll wear flannel footsie PJ bottoms, a tank and a hoodie. Somebody in my household likes sleeping with the windows open, even in the dead of winter!

    As far as the environmental effect — if you like wearing clean things to bed but want to be more environmentally friendly, why not start air drying more of your clothes instead of running them all through the drier?

  • BenDoesLife November 9, 2010, 2:37 pm

    I’ve found my underwire bra to be waaaaaay too restricting.

    Also, what’s an underwire?

    Boxerbriefs only for me. Naked feels weird.

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:37 pm

      lol ben.

  • Annie November 9, 2010, 2:46 pm

    When I’m at home I’ll thrown on whatever for bed as long as I’m all covered up. I have three brothers and a new step dad in the family. Modesty is key.

    Living on my own or with the bf I’ll throw on a big tee or night dress. I go through so much underwear as it is (changing during the day because of workouts). I just feel more comfortable at night without. TMI?

    Maybe try it out what he suggested for a few nights! I can imagine it getting more difficult in the winter though. I would be way too cold!
    If you’re afraid of needing to get out in a hurry you could keep a pair of clothes or a robe right by the bed for comfort.

  • katie November 9, 2010, 3:19 pm

    i sleep in underwear and no shirt but i often think about the burglary or fire idea. just keep a shirt on the floor next to the bed.

  • Dee November 9, 2010, 3:23 pm

    I wear only underwear, cuz I’m with you on the sheets thing… he goes totally nude though. I say, go with whatever you’re comfortable with, wasted laundry water be damned! As an athlete, you probably sweat more at night so I totally get that you wouldn’t want to use the same night shirt.

  • erica November 9, 2010, 3:38 pm

    no nekkid-ness for me! especially now that we are currently without blinds/curtains! but i like to have the bed be the cleanest part of the house. i shower at night instead of the morning so no going in the bed if you haven’t showered, so all clothes are clean 🙂

  • Carly (Swim, Run, Om) November 9, 2010, 3:43 pm

    Laaaaaaawdddddd, no honey child, I absolutely wear pajamas complete with underwear and a comfy sports bra when I go to bed at night. Have you ever seen Knocked Up? Remember the scene when there is the earthquake and the guy takes his naked girlfriend outside and they’re just standing out there? Does hubby want that to be you??? Also, what if there is a fire? Or, heaven forbid, something bad happens … I mean, you could have an aneurysm or stroke or someone could break in the house and there you will be with your hoo-ha and ta-tas showing for God and the whole free world to see. I’m perfectly okay harming the environment in this case. Use recyclable bags or something to cancel the other out. Geez, I cannot believe anyone would sleep naked!!

  • Annette November 9, 2010, 4:18 pm

    I agree with you. Sleeping in clothes is way more sanitary than sleeping without clothes. That is a lot of laundry though….

  • Annie November 9, 2010, 4:39 pm

    I have been sleeping nekid for a few years now. My SO prefers it that way. At first, it was definitely a bit weird. Now, it’s freeing. I am much more comfortable with my own body. It really is up to you. If there’s a fire, I’ll grab the bathrobe that’s on the floor on my way out. 🙂

    Note: there are no pets or kids trying to jump into bed with us. When I am a guest somewhere (or feeling sick), I always wear pjs.

    • Kathryn November 9, 2010, 5:32 pm

      That is funny I wear pjs when I’m sick or visiting somewhere too!

  • Clare November 9, 2010, 4:39 pm

    Caitlin, I know you love House Hunters but have you ever seen the British Program Location, Location, Location (or it’s spinoff-also annoyingly titled “Relocation, Relocation, Relocation”)? It’s like a British version of HH so you and your hubs might like it. We get it here in Canada on HGTV but not sure about the states….

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 6:36 pm

      I don’t think we get that! 🙂 Wahh. I need a new show to obsess over.

  • Kathryn November 9, 2010, 5:32 pm

    Naked, naked, naked, naked! I’m a total CA hippy though! The funny thing is I had to talk my hubby into naked way back when.

    I keep a robe close by so if there is a fire I’m not naked watching my house burn down. But at least if there was a fire, and I was naked, I would not be too cold.

    Naked might be one of the funniest words ever.

    Give it a try, you might like it! (a la Lululemon – do one thing each day that scares you!)

  • Dominique November 9, 2010, 5:33 pm

    BF sleeps naked but I can’t do it. It’s too weird for me. I shower right before bed so my undies are always clean in the bed anyway. I usually have a “nighttime” tank top that I wear for a couple of days before I throw it into the wash. BF and I haven’t moved in yet so I don’t know how much more clothes I’d generate compared to him but on my own, I do the laundry twice a week on a small-medium cycle.

  • Nell November 9, 2010, 5:33 pm

    Just had to comment on this one!! I used to think sleeping naked was weird when I was younger, but ever since a year ago when I moved out of my dorm and into my own apartment, I love it! During the summer/if I’m not cold I walk around my apartment in underwear, and I usually always sleep in my underwear. I just grab a clean pair every night. My pajamas I change about once a week since I just wear them between showering and going to bed.

  • Clare @ Fitting It All In November 9, 2010, 5:51 pm

    I don’t sleep naked, but only really for warmth and privacy reasons (I still live at home and don’t want any surprise visits to my room!)
    Usually I wear the same PJs for a week before I wash them. My main laundry problem is exercise clothes!

  • j November 9, 2010, 5:57 pm

    I understanding not wanting to get into bed in the dirty clothes you’ve worn all day, but I always just wear one pair of pajamas all week. It’s not like I’m getting dirty while I sleep.

  • Danielle November 9, 2010, 6:12 pm

    I always just tell my bf if he wants me sleeping in the nude, he has to hold me and keep me warm all night long. It works!

  • Christena November 9, 2010, 6:25 pm

    You could always save your worn pj t-shirts and wear them later in the week for exercise clothing. I always get some extra mileage out of my sleep shirts this way. I can’t imagine doing that much laundry!

  • Alice November 9, 2010, 6:32 pm

    I think you should at least have bottoms on. I don’t know – sleeping naked is weird! It makes me feel dirty – in both ways hehe.

  • Dori November 9, 2010, 6:42 pm

    I wear the same tshirt and pajama pants for days in a row before throwing them in the hamper and moving on to the next set. I never wear underwear to bed, I don’t like feeling bound and confined — I like feeling free! I think sleeping naked is fine but I just prefer tshirt and PJs. But I see absolutely no need to wash them after each wear!

  • Michele November 9, 2010, 6:44 pm

    Delurking in support of nekkid sleeping! Nothing is more comfortable than wearing nothing at all. I assume you don’t sit around the house in your underwear either? No pants = happy me!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 9, 2010, 6:55 pm

    Sometimes I’ve wanted to sleep naked when it gets really hot out. But then I always wonder… what if I sleep walk!? That could lead to some pretty embarrassing situations. 😛

  • Shell November 9, 2010, 6:58 pm

    I think i would feel a tad uncomfy sleeping with no clothes on, i love pjs!! and also different subject but Yuk i reckon that clean undies is an absolute must!! I could never ever wear the same undies that i wore during that day to bed thats is just bad

  • Meredith November 9, 2010, 7:14 pm

    My boy and I both sleep completely nekkid. We live in Houston, so a lot of it just has to do with the fact that it is flippin hot! And yes, we’re much more inclined to get it on this way. True 🙂

  • Britney November 9, 2010, 7:18 pm

    Unless I sweat through my PJs (usually in the summer) or spill something on them, I wear them multiple nights. All you’re doing is sleeping in them! Sometimes when I go out of town I just bring the one set because all those jammies take up a lot of room.

    I do change my undies at least twice a day, though. Morning and night at the minimum.

  • Lacey @ Lake Life November 9, 2010, 7:20 pm

    My feet are the only part that’s naked when I sleep!

  • Emmalinda November 9, 2010, 7:27 pm

    So, my question to the nekkid sleepers is, how often do you wash your sheets?

    And also, if you sleep w/o underwear, do you wear clean PJ pants every night?

    I like the idea of sleeping nekkid or sans underwear, but I HATE laundry. 🙂

  • rebecca November 9, 2010, 7:45 pm

    i cant believe the amount of comments this has generated and they are so freakin’ hilarious to read through! my boyfriend and i tried sleeping with nothing for a while and we had to stop because he told me that we both radiated an insane amount of heat without clothes on…how weird is this! to his disappointment, we wear clothes to sleep but definitely more towards the minimal side…since i was little i’ve always worn a big tshirt and boxers to sleep (definitely no underwear and even more DEFINITELY- NO BRA!) and i wear the same tshirt/boxers for a few days before washing…i shower every day and only sleep in them, why wash more??

  • Jennie (in Wonderland) November 9, 2010, 7:48 pm

    I sleep naked every night… I can’t imagine sleeping any other way now… although I used to always put on a tee and undies.

    It definitely makes me feel closer to my fiance, and I’ve heard it can bring you closer as a couple, make you feel more intimate and connected. Not just the sexin, but more the intimacy of being so close to each other’s bare skin during the night.

    Besides, I think it’s healthier to let your skin breathe and get a break from being constantly constricted by fabric.

  • Anne November 9, 2010, 8:09 pm

    This whole thing makes me giggle.

  • Kim @ Kim Lives Healthy November 9, 2010, 8:21 pm

    Totally a nekkid sleeper (except undies) – it’s the best way to spoon! 🙂 I went to boarding school and one night we had a fire alarm go off… I had to run outside with nothing but a hoodie and undies & join the rest of the school!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 9, 2010, 8:31 pm

    I think guys in genereal just like to lseep nekkid – I hate when I roll over in the morning and I have a nekkid boy laying next to me! I mean, come on! 🙂

    No nekkid’ness for me!

  • Alyssa November 9, 2010, 8:38 pm

    That’s hilarious! I always sleep naked (well, just undies) and actually hate staying at people’s houses because it’s so hard for me to sleep in PJs now! My hubby wears shorts and a tshirt so I think we are the opposite of most couples that way. I have a robe to throw on near the bed just in case!

  • Jessica November 9, 2010, 9:03 pm

    I’m a cold sleeper so I usually have to wear something for warmth cause the husband gets too hot with more blankets but I’d much rather sleep naked! It just feels more free and less constricted. Same with swimming- I wish it were ok to skinny dip all the time 😉

  • sara November 9, 2010, 9:19 pm

    I read about 1/2 of the comments, but I have a suggestion and I apologize if someone already said this, but 238 comments is just a lot! My suggestion is that to cut back on laundry you can hand wash your workout shorts and tank tops in the tub/sink and then let them dry. Some, like under armor, aren’t technically supposed to be washed like other clothes. You might also wear a night shirt that is quick drying and you can skip the dryer cycle. During the summer I washed my workout clothes in the sink if I didn’t have enough clothes for a full load.

    • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 9:35 pm

      i do re wear my running shorts and sometimes sports bra! working out creates a ton of laundry, huh!

  • Jen November 9, 2010, 10:01 pm

    I’m a nekkid sleeper…the odd time I do fall asleep in my jammies (which are more like lounge wear for me since I don’t wear them to bed) I’ll wake up in the middle of the night and strip down. Winter, summer, doesn’t matter – I’m all buck nekkid under the sheets. It’s just more comfy that way! Oddly, the husband will not sleep nude. Absolutely refuses. This boggles my mind…although I guess if I had more floppy parts to worry about, I might sleep in clothing too (and fyi, our apartment’s fire alarm went off 3 times in the last month thanks to some psycho who thought it was cool to pull the alarm in the middle of the can be damned sure I made a mad dash to the jammy drawer before rounding up the cats & hubby to head outside!)

  • Caitlin November 9, 2010, 10:55 pm

    Not sure if someone’s mentioned this already, but I heard that it’s not healthy to wear underwear to bed. Apparently you’re supposed to let yourself “breathe” if you know what I mean 🙂

  • Nikka November 10, 2010, 12:29 am

    Dr. Oz advocates men & especially women to sleep naked for 3 reasons: no elastic waist band on the stomach means relief whereas you are normally constricted by your underwear, it allows your girlie parts to breathe and can help prevent yeast infections & sleeping naked can promote more opportunity for fooling around with your (nakked) partner, which is great for mood lifting and relationship building!

  • Runeatrepeat November 10, 2010, 1:36 am

    Love #242 🙂
    Ben has converted me to a nekkid sleeper. At first it was weird, but now I think clothes are suffocating.

  • Adam November 10, 2010, 2:43 am

    I’ve heard the excuse that dogs sleep like that every night so why not us? Though I am quick to discredit this theory. My dog used to hump tree-stumps in our backyard… they may be caring animals, but some are not the brightest! I don’t understand the comparison. As for me, i don’t think i will ever sleep naked again after the two microbiology courses i have taken.

  • B November 10, 2010, 3:03 am

    I don’t like sleep with no clothes, that make me feel too cold, exposed and vulnerable.

  • Kristie November 10, 2010, 5:49 am

    If you’re worried about not being dressed if there’s a fire or something in the middle of the night, you can always put underwear and something slip-on by your bed at night ;).

    Really though, it’s kind of awesome to sleep naked. I usually do all summer and late spring/early fall (except during that time of the month). Only reason I don’t in winter though is because the bedroom in my apartment is seriously 10 degrees colder than the rest of the place! I’m a clothes re-user though and generally wear 2 t-shirts and 1 pair of pj pants total in one week.

  • Bree November 10, 2010, 11:02 am

    I am with you on the clean underwear and PJ’s each night. I grew up doing that as a kid, so it would be weird not to. I will wear PJ’s again if we are traveling for making room for more important things in the suitcase. And the sheets thing…I get skeeved out my dirty sheets and wash them once a week if not more.

    I also create way more laundry then my husband. He always comments on it, too. I work out 6 days a week and wear pajamas, and go through 2-3 pairs of underwear a day – and he doesn’t. I always joke that I am cleaner them him 😉

  • Rachel November 12, 2010, 2:21 pm

    I admit it, I’m a naked sleeper. Clothes get too tangled up! Sometimes if it’s really cold when I get into bed I’ll wear something, but I usually take it off during the night.

    I live alone right now, but when I had roommates I stuck a little nightgown in the bed with me so that I could throw it on quickly if I had to get up in the night.

  • OIivia R. November 14, 2010, 2:14 am

    I feel so alone…I sleep in sweatpants, fuzzy socks, a tshirt, sweatshirt, AND sometimes a hat. with a large comforter, and blanket pulled over my head. Lets just say liveing in michigan winters with a stupid heating system isn’t fun.

  • Stephanie January 5, 2011, 5:58 pm

    During the summer, I definitely sleep naked. It’s too hot but I have to have the weight of a blanket on me to sleep and I’d rather not pay a ton of money on air conditioning. Maybe some underwear now and then. But during the winter, it’s quite the opposite! 🙂

  • Britt June 17, 2011, 9:03 am

    I only sleep nekkid when my man sleeps over…it makes him happy and does make you feel closer. Sometimes I sneak a pair of my undies when he’s fast asleep 🙂

  • Amy June 17, 2011, 12:44 pm

    Okay, so you wear your workout clothes several times in a row without washing them but you HAVE to wear a clean t-shirt to bed every night????

    • CaitlinHTP June 17, 2011, 12:57 pm

      hahah YES. i am so weird.

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