The clothes you wear to sleep have an eye-opening history. Some of us wear pajamas to bed especially if you passed through a boarding school. I bet you do not know there are amazing facts and history about pajamas. You might find it comfortable sleeping in your pajamas whereas some others prefer night gown or nothing at all.
Facts about pajamas are more surprising than you think.
Orijin of the Word Pajamas:
The word “pajamas” comes from the Indian word “piejamah,” which is a loose trousers with rope at the waist. The comfy trousers is a true replica of what a piejamah looked like. The comfy trouser was used by the colonial masters for siesta.
What Was The Purpose For Pajamas:
Paul Poiret in the 1900s created silk pajamas to be worn in the public during the day. In some Asian countries like Japan a giant animal stuffed pajamas known as Kigurumi is worn out in the public.
Footed Pajamas are not Always For Kids: Footed pajamas actually started out as something designed for adults. The first versions were made when people began sewing socks to the bottom of their pajama pants. The aim of footed pajamas was to prevent bugs termites from nibbling on their toes rather than to keep the feet warm.
Nightcaps Were All the Rage:
Nightcaps were popular throughout the 19th century. The purpose is to keep a person’s head warm during the winter while he or she slept. But the design has some thought behind it. The pointed cap is long enough to wrap around your neck like a scarf, but not so long that it could choke you in the middle of the night.
Who Needs Pajamas?
While stores sell tons of pajamas these days, sleeping in your birthday suit is still popular. For example, in Nigeria over 70 percent of Nigerians sleep in their underwears, in the UK, 47 percent of men sleep in absolutely nothing while only 17 percent of British women go nude in the night. Americans, on the other hand, are just slightly more conservative. About 31 percent of men in the United States sleep naked and 14 percent of women go nude.