What to Wear For Overnight Stay In The Hospital

Preparing for an overnight hospital stay can be nerve-wracking. It requires some planning as there are things you can bring to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We want you to be as comfortable as you can so you can focus on your recovery and get back to feeling like yourself again.

So let's start with what you are going to wear. Nightdresses, (nighties, nightgowns) are highly recommended as the best garment for post surgery recovery in hospital. Firstly, nightdresses are loose fit and easier to put on compared to Pyjamas. Nightgowns have no waistband and allows for easy movement whilst avoiding pressure on your body and minimising any discomfort. Additionally, nightdresses are typically made from soft, breathable fabrics that can help to regulate your body temperature and keep you feeling cool and comfortable. This is important for a good night's sleep, which is essential for the healing process. Finally, wearing a nightdress can help you to maintain your dignity and privacy while you're in the hospital. Unlike hospital gowns, which can be uncomfortable and expose your body, nightdresses provide a more modest and personal option for patients. For surgeries that don't impact arm and shoulder movement we recommend cotton nightgowns which you can shop in the link Shop Loose Fit Nightgowns

Also consider the operation you are having. For example women who are undergoing shoulder surgery will benefit from a nightgown that is easy to put on and take off without having to lift your arms too much. Styles with front closures or button up sleeveless shoulder straps are ideal and you can find them in the link. Shop Nightgowns For Shoulder Surgery.

Keeping cosy can be an issue during hospital stays as the air conditioning may be colder than you’re used to, so ensure you’re going to be warm enough. With an extra blanket, socks, slippers.

To help pass the time it may be worthwhile to entertain yourself with a crossword, sudoku, magazines, books or even a pen and notebook to journal your experience. If you are tech savvy then having some noise cancelling headphones whilst you listen or watch movies or shows on your favourite device. 

Hospital stays may involve being in a shared room with others. If you like to stay up at night or get up early and don't want to interrupt your room buddy by turning the light on then we recommend packing a reading light. If luck is not on your side and you are sharing a room with a snorer then ear buds may the ticket to a good nights sleep. 

We hope this article has helped answered your questions like. What to wear when staying in hospital. What clothes to sleep in when staying in hospital as well as products to make your hospital stay as comfortable as possible.


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