Just sheets, Sherlock

Half a dozen arguments are offered here for sleeping in the altogether, and while I’m not in a position to challenge any of them — to put it bluntly, I have no hoo-ha to air out — I can say that they’ve missed the one that’s most important to me: I am a fairly thrashy sleeper, and anything I might be wearing is apt to end up ripped or on the floor or both.

Also left out of the discussion: if you own no pajamas, you are unlikely to run afoul of city ordinances against appearing in public in pajamas.


  1. Nicole »

    14 January 2014 · 7:28 pm

    My main concern has always been the possibility of having to evacuate in case of fire or invasion and having nothing on.

  2. CGHill »

    14 January 2014 · 8:54 pm

    A reasonable concern, but I figure if we’re in SHTF mode, I have more immediate worries than modesty.

  3. backwoods conservative »

    14 January 2014 · 9:31 pm

    If your blanket is not on fire, take it with you.

  4. fillyjonk »

    15 January 2014 · 7:08 am

    I confess, Nicole: my pajamas are usually selected with an eye to, “If there were some major emergency, would I be horrifically embarrassed to see myself on the local news wearing this?”

    Our local news seems good at filming people in dire situations who are dressed unflatteringly or ridiculously.

  5. McGehee »

    15 January 2014 · 7:49 am

    I don’t sleep in the altogether altogether, but I do keep a pair of sweats and a T-shirt handy in case of emergency. What I do wear to bed improves on how I’d look if I wasn’t wearing anything, but not by enough.

  6. Tatyana »

    16 January 2014 · 2:24 pm

    Clicking on that link I can immediately tell you that sleeping sans pajamas is bad for you -no, painful. The picture is worth &: look at that bed the poor naked girl has hurt her calf on! I hate those “designer” beds, with sharp edges just waiting for your tender parts.

    Half of the reasons “for” given there is pure nonsense, of course.

  7. CGHill »

    16 January 2014 · 6:15 pm

    Just half?

    That said, my own bed is blessedly free of sharp edges. Maybe I need a new one after all.

  8. Tatyana »

    17 January 2014 · 11:38 am

    Ch, I need your learned opinion on grammatical matter

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