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How Often Should You Wash Your Pyjamas

As a society, we have more or less come to a universal agreement on how often our clothes need to be washed between wears. Undergarments like lingerie and socks are washed after every use, streetwear tops can be worn a couple of times consecutively, and jeans can go longer than that between washings. What about pyjamas? They are in their own unique category, worn daily but indoors and for a non-rigorous activity. Not everyone agrees on how often you should wash your pyjamas.

Some people group pyjamas with lingerie and recommend washing after every use, since they are in contact with most of your skin and your intimate regions. Others argue that those people who take a shower before bed are clean enough for their pyjamas to go a few days before needing to be washed. On one hand, we do still secrete natural body oils, shed dead skin, and can even sweat while asleep – making washing your pyjamas after every 1-2 wears more hygienic. On the flip side, it can be impractical and more expensive in the long run, especially when the cost of laundry, replacement and impact to the environment are considered. While most experts recommend washing your pyjamas after every 3-4 wears, we feel it truly depends on your environment and habits. Let’s look at who can get away with washing their pyjamas after every 3-4 wears, and who are better off washing them more regularly.

Wash after 1-2 wears

If you live in a warm climate, are a hot sleeper or prefer to sleep in a warmer environment e.g. non-airconditioned bedroom, you’re more likely to sweat while asleep. Your natural body oil, dead skin, residue from your skin/bodycare products can build up on your pyjamas and attract bacteria if not washed regularly.

If you are the type to wear only one layer to bed i.e. go commando under your pyjamas, we’d recommend you to wear freshly washed pyjamas to bed to protect your intimate regions. If you have a needy pet who likes to snuggle up beside you in bed, you’re better off washing your pyjamas after every wear.

New mums and those who like to stay in their pyjamas all day and night should wash their pyjamas more regularly. You have a higher chance of leaking or dirtying your pyjamas by spilling something on it.

Wash after 3-4 wears

During the colder winter months, or if you regularly sleep in air-conditioned rooms, or during , you’re less likely to sweat through the night. Those who wear their PJs as a second layer i.e. over underwear, can also squeeze in a couple more wears before washing their pyjamas.

If you’re looking to extend the life of your pyjamas by reducing the number of washes, ensure that you are wearing them only at night, after a shower. Invest in pyjamas that are made of good quality fabrics that are both sustainable and resilient.

At the end of the day, you’re safe to wash your pyjamas every 2-4 wears. Consider your personal habits like whether you shower before you sleep, how much you sweat when you sleep and what your pyjamas are made of. General rule of thumb is to not go too long between washes, as your sleep quality can be affected negatively by your sleepwear as well.

Detoxing Your Bedroom for Healthy Sleep

Detoxing Your Bedroom for Healthy Sleep by Rawbought a sleepwear and loungewear brand in Singapore

Your bedroom is your sanctuary where you retreat to find peace, quiet and sleep after a long day out in the world. It’s important to make sure that your sleep space is outfitted with things that bring you joy and rest that will keep you healthy and refreshed. If you find that your sleep quality has been declining and that you haven’t been feeling your best in a while, a good place to start for a detox would be your bedroom. Here’s how you can go about detoxing your bedroom to make it a healthy and clean space for you.

Mattresses and Pillows

Beds can lose their springs and pillows can go flat after constant use. Upgrade your beds with ergonomic elements that can help complement and fix your sleep posture for a good night’s sleep.

Deep clean and air your pillows 3-4 times a year in the sun if possible. Natural oils from your skin and scalp, along with unabsorbed skin/body care products and dead skin can form an ideal environment for bacteria to grow and this can affect your skin and sleep in many harmful ways. Detox your sleep experience by deep cleaning every element of your bed or replacing them when they’ve become too old to be effective.

Sheets and Bedlinen

You should invest more effort and money towards maintaining clean and good quality bedlinen as they come into direct contact with most of your skin and sensitive organs. Wash your pillowcases, sheets and other bedlinen every 1-2 weeks on the regular. If your bedlinen is made of synthetic fabrics like nylon, it’s healthy to replace them more often as they tend to get more worn with regular washing and can attract more bacteria. Natural fabrics like bamboo, lyocell and modal retain their softness for a longer time.

If you have sensitive skin, you can avoid negative skin reactions by detoxing your bedsheets and other bedlinen with safer detergents or to replace them with linen that are made of ‘cleaner’ materials e.g. safe dyes, less pesticide etc.

Lighting

Another very important element of your sleep experience is the lighting in your bedroom. Take stock of your sleep quality for the past few weeks or month to see how the light in your bedroom has been affecting it. If you feel like you’re straining to see in the dark, or there’s too much light seeping from your window, you might need to overhaul and detox your current set up.

There are a host of options out there to help you achieve the ideal lighting for good sleep. From LED lamps that emit sleep-inducing light and light-blocking curtains to soft, modal eyemasks that help to keep your eyes closed throughout the night – you can try them to see which one can fit your sleep habits.

Air Quality

You are spending about 8-10 hours a day in your bedroom so it’s very important to ensure that the quality of air that is flowing through the room is of good quality. If you find yourself regularly sneezing or having difficulty breathing at night, it might be time to detox the air in your room. Clean air also ensures that your sheets, skin and even furniture are well-kept and protected.

Air purifiers and plants that help to clean air are great at removing dust, smoke and pollen in your bedroom – especially helpful for those with asthma and other allergies.

Set reminders to service your air conditioners and fans regularly every 3-4 months, especially if you like to leave your windows open, light candles and/or have pets in your home.

Floor

Vacuum robots like the Roomba are all the rage now, because of how convenient and fuss-free they are. They unfortunately are not a replacement for a good-old deep clean of your floors around your furniture. Move your bed, nightstands, lamps and desks around to make sure that every inch of your floors is clean.

Webs, dust and other bacteria thrive in damp, dark and still environments – so get moving! Shift your bedroom furniture like beds, nightstands and desks from their usual places to clean under and around them.

Take this chance to deep clean or replace the rugs in your room and rethink your furniture placement to be more optimal for yourself.

From declaring the bedroom a no-electronic devices zone to carefully considering the feng shui of the room for bed placement, there are many different ways you can ensure that your sleep environment is customised for the best night’s sleep you deserve.


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Melatonin and Sleep – Uses and Ways to Improve It

Quality sleep is essential to live a long and healthy life. Melatonin is an often-quoted term in discussions about improving sleep health. What exactly is Melatonin? Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in your brain in response to darkness. This hormone helps to regulate your circadian rhythm (your internal clock) synchronise your sleep-wake cycle with night and day. In short, it lets your body know when its night-time, so you can relax and fall asleep.

We’ve all had those days when we felt more tired in the morning even though we technically slept the night. This was probably due to low levels of melatonin produced in the body. Alcohol or caffeine consumption, smoking, aging and even too much exposure to light before bed can cause us to have low levels of melatonin.

Why is Melatonin Important for Sleep?

The main benefit of having healthy levels of melatonin is that they ensure that your sleep cycle remains regular. Maintaining a consistent internal body clock helps you fall asleep faster, get good quality sleep throughout the night, and wake up feeling well-rested and refreshed the next morning.

Good melatonin levels in your body also impact the rest of your physical and mental health both directly and indirectly. Letting your mind and body get the necessary rest they need to recharge helps to improve cognitive functions. You’re more alert, lively, and sharp throughout the day. Your cardiovascular and metabolic health is also intrinsically linked to your melatonin levels and sleep health.

How to Improve Melatonin Levels in Your Body?

The first step to improving your sleep health is to improve your melatonin levels in your body. Night-time routines like reading, meditation and avoiding electronic devices before bed help in building healthy sleep habits to ensure that your body is ready for sleep. Complementary to those efforts, you can also directly improve your melatonin levels through:

  • Melatonin Supplements – this is the most direct way to boost your body’s natural supply of melatonin. Since it is generally safe and non-habit forming, it is a popular method to treat short-term sleep disorders like delayed sleep phase syndrome and even jet lag. It helps to reduce the time it takes for you to fall asleep and increase your total sleep time and quality.
  • Melatonin-rich food – For those who take prescription medication and are more susceptible to the melatonin supplements’ side effects, eating melatonin-rich food can help to raise the level of melatonin in your blood. Food like cherries, goji berries, eggs, milk, salmon, and almonds are great sources of melatonin. They are also rich in other nutrients that are essential for your overall health.
  • Sleep Therapies – Sleep therapies are a way to complement your other efforts in improving your sleep hygiene, as they help to reduce stress levels while improving melatonin levels.
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One such therapy is Soma Haus’s Infrared Sauna therapy. Research has shown that infrared therapy helps with the release of melatonin by influencing the amount of serotonin and dopamine that is produced by your body. The thermoregulation that takes place when your body’s core temperature rises in the sauna and drops after you’ve stepped out, also helps to signal to your body that you are ready for a good night’s sleep.

Another therapy that helps in priming your mind and body for good sleep is their Float Pod Experience. Floating has been shown to alter brain wave activity leading to a deep shift in consciousness akin to light sleep which is where blood pressure and heart rate drops. It’s a deeply restful state. 

The Epsom salts used in the float pods to create the weightless environment in the pod are magnesium and sulphate, that help to release muscle tension, calm the nervous system and raise melatonin and serotonin levels.

 Studies also show how floating regularly helps reduce the symptoms of insomnia and revealed that people who use float tanks were able to fall asleep more easily, with the benefits of floating lasting for up to 12 weeks.

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Refreshing Your Daily Routine – the Midyear Check-in

We’re at the halfway mark of the year, typically a time of change, whether big or small. Now is a good time to reflect on how the first half of the year has gone for you, health-wise. As adults, we can get stuck into a routine that might not be the healthiest. Even if we’re fully aware that it’s bad for us, but we’re just too tired to change it because there’s just too much going on in our lives. Here’s how you can refresh your daily routines, to prioritise your overall wellness in your everyday.

Take stock of yourself

As with any puzzle or conundrum, it’s important to take stock of what your current status is. Reflect on your habits, your feelings, and your current routines. Work out how they affect each other and how they make you feel. Are your habits affecting your emotions in a good way? Are your current routines making your life easier, or affecting your mood in a negative way? If you have set goals for yourself, you should also think about what you set out to achieve, and whether it is still relevant to your current circumstances. Think about what you want to change to help you on your life-long journey towards becoming the best version of yourself.

Venture out

With the pandemic easing in most parts of the world, we can now venture out into public spaces freely without much restrictions. As cheesy as it might sound, getting one with nature regularly has many benefits for both your mental and physical health. A simple walk during the day or night is good enough start for you to get started on venturing out of your home and the mind prison that you might have locked yourself into.

Eat Well

Eating well, eating healthy doesn’t mean that you need to deprive yourself of delicious “unhealthy” food, and only stick to no-carb, all-salad diets. Be mindful of every ingredient that you’re putting into your body and make sure that both your mind and body are nourished with good quality food. A well-balanced diet is key to leading a healthier lifestyle.

Log Off when you need to

Whether it’s work or the depressing daily news cycles, it’s important to know when to log off. Set boundaries for yourself and stick to them as much as possible. Take mini breather breaks during your workday, and wind down for the day at an appropriate time. Balance your news consumption with uplifting content to ensure that your mood isn’t too affected by things that are out of your control. Setting a night-time routine of avoiding screen time before bed, and practicing gratitude can help you feel better physically and emotionally.

All in all, your daily routines set the stage for your overall physical, emotional and mental health. Taking consistent actions to develop healthy habits and practices will ensure that you have a great quality of life, for longer.

The Daydream Collection – About Rawbought’s New Loungewear Collection

Rawbought Daydream Collection loungewear basics line created by Faruq sisters in Singapore in Black, White and Oatmilk colours

Things are back to normal, we’re back to work, back to brunch and back to travelling the world like we used to before the pandemic. One thing that we’re collectively not back to – uncomfortable fashion. The pandemic taught us that comfort in any and every form needs to be priority in our daily lives. Our latest collection, The Daydream Loungewear Collection is our way of taking the familiar comfort of sleepwear with us everywhere we go.

Rawbought’s Daydream Collection is a full collection of elevated basics and loungewear that can take you from bed to brunch in a heartbeat. Made of our signature buttery soft modal fabric, the loungewear collection ranges from comfortable tops to relaxing, stylish bottoms in neutral wearable colourways – Classic Black, Bright White and Cool Oatmilk, that pair perfectly with all sorts of fit. These versatile and functional stylish pieces can be worn in a myriad of ways – dressed down or up, perfect for those looking for essentials to start their capsule wardrobe. Staying true to our commitment of inclusivity, the Daydream Collection is available in sizes ranging from XS to 3XL – there’s something for everyone to look good and feel good in! From casual tees to tank dresses in beautiful ribbed modal, the Daydream Collection makes for great foundational pieces if you’re looking to create your very own capsule wardrobe for a more sustainable fashion lifestyle.

Why call it The Daydream Collection?

You open up whole new universes when you dream, but why should that freedom be limited to the night time? Daydreams allow you to drift from your current, boring reality to a more exciting and beautiful plane of limitless potential. Through our Daydream Collection, we want to encourage our customers to build their own comfort zones that they can take with them wherever they are.

What inspired the Daydream Collection?

Spending the better part of 3 years in comfortable sleepwear and loungewear at home is a habit that we couldn’t and frankly, didn’t want to shake off. Our regular streetwear were not giving us the comfort of sleepwear that we had gotten used to. We wanted to come up with new silhouettes for those of us who prefer versatile separates that can serve as both loungewear and streetwear. Our Daydream Collection aims to be the perfect blend of the comfort of home wear and the trendiness of the relaxed street look.

Styling the Daydream Collection

The Daydream Collection allows you to dress up or dress down your day in a heartbeat. From basic tees and joggers for a quick jaunt for brunch in the neighbourhood to beautifully cut dresses for a classy date night out, you can do it all in our Daydream Collection.

Running errands or just want to keep it cosy casual?  Pair your Ribbed Joggers with a matching Cropped Tank Top for a casual trendy look. Dress it up with mini bag and heels or stay grounded with some trendy sneakers.  

Date night out has never felt this comfortable! Our Fitted Long Dress in Black makes for the perfect casual dress that for a night out with your loved one. Accessorise with your favourite jewellery and heels to add a classy touch of elegance to your comfort. The soft curve and double slits of dress flatter and enhance your natural curves, while giving you the freedom of movement.

Men can stay in their comfort zones and pair their Ribbed Joggers with a dress shirt and some trendy sneakers to dress up their outfit.

If you’re the type that likes to have their legs be free, while needing their upper body snug and warm while sleeping or lounging, pairing our Henley Top with our Shorts will give you the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while. The ribbed modal fabric used in our Henley Top will keep your covered without feeling too restricted, while our buttery soft modal Shorts will allow you to get in any position you want to in the night freely.

Shop our new Daydream Collection today, and be sure to follow us on Instagram for more styling tips and inspiration!