I’ve never been a particularly good sleeper, but as it turns out, having designated nightwear to change into officially signals to my lizard brain that it’s time for sleep, or, at the I paused my game to be here shirt in other words I will buy this very least, time to watch Will and Grace reruns under the covers while applying moisturizer and sipping hot tea. Ever since I started slipping on my soft, fuzzy Lanz nightgown after dinner, I’ve gone to bed feeling like a March sister; cozy, warm, and free from the pains of overly binding clothing. (They had corsets; I have too-small sports bras I refuse to get rid of because they’re from Lululemon. Same thing.)
I paused my game to be here shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
But Emma, isn’t it hot to sleep in flannel?, you may ask, and to be honest, I understand the I paused my game to be here shirt in other words I will buy this reticence to embrace the Lanz lifestyle. In the interceding years between the ages of nine and twenty-seven, I mostly slept in athletic shorts and tank tops, as befits a chronically sweaty sleeper, but let me be the first to say; I have yet to experience the feeling of being overly warm in my nightgown. Will that change in August? Sure, and maybe I’ll break the athletic shorts back out then, but I’ll still have my nightgown tucked away in my closet waiting for the first frost.