Arianna Huffington used to sleep in clothes she wore during the day, but no more. She says that putting on special clothes to greet sleep with respect is better. It is part of a ritual The Huffington Post news site founder describes in the latest of her 15 books. She aims to rekindle our romance with sleep with a simple strategy.
She recommends a half-hour transition to sleep that includes withdrawing from electronic devices. Phone, tablet and laptop are banned to another room. Dimmed lights, a warm bath with Epsom salts by candlelight, and fresh clothes are part of the routine. Huffington’s choice is a silk nightgown.
Huffington may prod a new generation to abandon T-shirts and sweat pants for the delights of stylish pajamas and feminine gowns. Answering Huffington’s call to bed leads to exploring the delicious nightwear that goes along with sleeping your way to the top. A good night’s rest enhances performance outside the bedroom, she says. Here are some samples:
The Cat’s PJs boasts that The Lovebirds Poplin Capri Set is one of their best sellers with a cute pink/ blue/ green/ yellow line drawing print of two birds in a cage on a white background. This Made-in-the-USA set is 100% cotton and offers a roomy, comfortable fit. Cap sleeves with ruching detail at the shoulder set off the top. The cropped pant is elastic in the back and has a drawstring front. The price is $84.00.
The Interlude Teddy by ALAS is crafted from Global Organic Textile Standard-certified high quality cotton under Fair Trade-approved conditions. Translation: Here is chic simplicity from the Goop collection. The 100% organic, pretty white-on-blue romper features feminine details such as lilac trim and a subtle peek-a-boo back detail. It offers adjustable straps, a soft elastic waist and button at back. The price is $90. Team this $90 teddy with the matching robe. The $170 Interlude Robe is shaped with elegant structure and kimono sleeves.
The Ji by Fleur’t washed silk Trapeze Top in air blue is breezy and airy with a flirty, flared hem. Details include a stylish peek-a-boo back v-strap and lace triangle cut out at center front. Match this $103.00 top with the brand’s flared Wide Leg Shorts, also in 100% washed silk. Hidden box pleats fall from the elastic waistband. The price is $103.00.
Or mix and match by teaming the trapeze top with In Bloom by Jonquil’s light weight rayon, paisley lounge pants in an indigo/turquoise print. A free-spirited vibe comes along with the comfy drawstring waist and relaxed fit. These pants are $60.00 at Nordstrom.
Bring romance to bed with Fleur’t’s Belle Epoque Lace Bust Camisole with Pants in Adriatic blue. The camisole is overlaid with Italian gallon art nouveau lace, which is beautifully repeated on the back. The soft, generous bust provides support and a flattering fit. Both camisole and pants are made of a soft 95% rayon and 5% spandex jersey blend. The pant waist is accented with front drawstring ties of 100% silk charmeuse. Price for the set is $170.
Never sacrifice feeling gorgeous for feeling comfy. Both cuddly and irresistible is this pajama set from Eberjey’s Gisele collection. This best seller Gisele PJ set is shaped for the girls while it borrows style from the boys. These PJs features contrast piping inspired by classic men’s pajamas, a button-down top with chest pocket and elastic waist. They are made of 89% modal and 11% spandex jersey and priced at $120.
The Natori Paradise Tunic sleepshirt is 100% lightweight cotton voile with sleeves and lace applique details along the V-neck and cap sleeves. The length is 35 inches and the colors are white and pink. The price is $150.
In the full spirit of the silk nightgown Huffington dons for bed, consider the Josie Natori Couture Magnolia Caftan. This personal treasure is handcrafted from 100% silk charmeuse and features beaded embroidery, V-neck and half sleeves. The price tag is $2,900.00.
Huffington’s new book is “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time”