Why should the kids have all the fun? Pajama onesies, also known as footed adult pajamas, are very popular among college students who are trying to keep warm while studying all night as well as among everyone who misses the good old days of having pajamas with feet. For men and women footed pajamas can be a perfect pick-me-up after a long day at work.
Recently, a bunch of pranksters set a world record at a music festival for the largest “sleepover party,” where over 300 particpants wore adult pajamas onesies and had a wonderful time. No word on whether there was an accompanying pillow fight, but the word is out: footed sleepware can also be used by adults to get a good night’s sleep.
Unfortunately, sleep can elude many people whether they have on fun pajamas or not. Although many Americans are getting the recommended eight hours or more of sleep per night, almost four in 10 people get less than that, sometimes considerably less.
For many Americans, pajama onesies for adults are more than just a nostalgia trip: they are essential to getting a good night’s sleep. Almost three out of four adults specifically purchase pajamas for bedtime, and actually report wearing them for about two weeks in a row before washing them. That sounds like an unusual fact, but really people just want to be comfortable and feel safe at home in familiar pajamas.
For women footed pajamas can be the cure for the eternal nighttime problem of chilly feet. If they are good enough for the kids, they are good enough for adults as well.
For people who love the outdoors, men and women, footed pajamas can make the perfect under layer while hunting, fishing, or rock climbing. Performance fleece comes in several varieties: the thicker it is, the warmer but less flexible. Water can creep into socks but has a much harder time getting into pajamas that double as the perfect outdoor gear.
What’s the draw of footed pajamas for adults? Whether it’s a sporting need, a desire to have fun and to be silly, or just plain nostalgia for the good old days when they dressed up as superheroes as kids, many adults are displaying their senses of humor in their choices of sleeping gear.