You’re a parent and your teenage son is about to go to bed. You see him in his bedroom, still dressed in his clothes from the day. You might ask yourself “What do most teenage guys wear to bed?” It turns out this is a tough question to answer because there’s no one right answer that applies to every teenage guy.
Some of them are going to wear their clothes while others are going to change into pajamas. It really depends on you and your son, the culture or country you live in, and what he feels like wearing at the time.
What do most teenage guys wear to bed?
Teens these days love the hipster look so they wear their plaid pajamas while drinking a couple beers. Older teen boys like to wear nice, stylish pajamas. They prefer to wear sweats and sweaters while they drink beer in their hot tub with their girlfriends.
Teen girls are much more likely to wear cute, lacy lingerie to bed. What kind of pajamas do you and your son wear?
Here are some ideas for what might fit your teen. The hipster dad-pajama look. Let’s be honest: your teenage son probably has no clue how to put on a pair of pajamas. He might look ridiculous and you’re too tired to point out that he’s got one leg hanging out of the bottom of the pants. You just want him to go to bed!
Why does it matter what they wear?
Teenage boys often like to be well dressed. They may want to show off their clothes to their peers, girls, or anyone else who cares to see them in their pajamas. Or, they may just want to sleep in their clothes because they don’t want to have to wash them.
It really depends on the teen boy. The important thing to know is that he’s not in school and you can generally trust that the clothing he wears won’t embarrass him or his school or risk being taken as a picture of him.
Guys usually wear their pajamas to bed because they don’t want to bother to change into pajamas or change out of their clothes when they get up in the morning.
PajamasThe right outfit for teenage guys
So what’s the right outfit for teenage guys? Do you want him to sleep in a costume? Get some of those old tattered boxers that he would never wear when he was younger and put on him so he can sleep in some kind of costume.
That’s great but you need to remember that sleeping in pajamas will take away from his sleep. So before you invest in that costume, you might want to ask yourself “How am I feeling right now?” and “What do I want for my son?”
Knowing how you feel and what you want for your son will guide you to make the right decision on what to wear to bed. You might want to talk to him and talk about what he’s doing right now, what’s going on in his life, etc. Don’t just make a decision and assume he’ll wear his clothes.
How to work with your son about his personal space
As teenagers, many teenagers will come home from school in their gym clothes and put them on after coming home to shower, get changed and maybe play a game. In this case, they may take their clothes off.
You might say to him “You’re only wearing your gym clothes and I just want to make sure you put your clothes back on when you shower. If you want to take your clothes off, you can. But when you shower you should put on your clothes.
That’s how most teenagers do it.” And if he takes them off he’ll be wearing his gym clothes again. But if he puts on his gym clothes after coming home, then he’ll only have a set of clothes for going to the bathroom. It’s unlikely he’ll want to sleep in them, so then you have an opportunity to talk about modesty and how much privacy he should be entitled to.
The importance of sleep for teenagers
Another question is “How important is sleep to teenagers?” On one end, teenagers need to sleep just about every night to function well and sleep deprivation has been linked to depression, violence, health issues, and heart disease.
On the other hand, not getting enough sleep can make you cranky, trigger your appetite, and cause you to get sick. Ultimately, the answer here depends on the teenager. Teenagers are going to sleep much less now than they did when they were younger.
And if they do sleep, it’s more like an afternoon nap than an actual sleep time. They’re also being bombarded by constant electronic use that interrupts the natural sleep cycle.
What does the culture or country your son lives in say about what to wear to bed?
Here in the United States, most teens wear pajamas to bed and many of them do not even wear clothes to go to the bathroom. In the 1960s and 1970s, American teenagers were completely different from today’s teens.
Teens were very modest and modest clothing was the fashion at that time. Girls and boys both wore dresses to school, and girls wore a pinafore or a pleated skirt over the dress. Most teen girls wore a blouse with it and their hair was styled.
You can see what this style looks like here. Let’s consider what the American culture says is appropriate for the teenage boy to wear to bed. We have three factors here: The standards of the United States. The local culture. Your son’s age and maturity.
What would you prefer him to wear to bed?
Some of the following answers are obvious. For example, the kids wearing tee shirts or sweats are those who want to sleep in their clothes. In some cultures, like Brazil and Mexico, it’s common for children to sleep in their clothes and for adults to wear their clothes when they are in their teens and later on in life.
But if you’re living in a country where parents get angry if their children wear clothes other than PJs when they’re in their teens, this might be the answer for your son. In other countries, teenagers might be expected to sleep in their clothes.
What’s most important is that he’s comfortable with what he chooses. For example, the kids wearing tee shirts or sweats are those who want to sleep in their clothes.
What has he worn in the past?
There is a tendency to look at your son and think, “What have you worn to bed before?” If he’s a teenager, he might not have worn anything special to bed. He might wear whatever was in his closet and nothing special. What’s most important is what he feels comfortable in.
Other than what he wears to bed, there is also a wide range of things a teenager wears at night. Most teenagers will wear PJs or at least pajama pants to bed. It is common to see teenagers with their feet bare, wearing no shoes or socks.
If you see a child going to bed without shoes on, it is important that they are wearing socks or shoes with their pajamas. It’s normal to see teens without any jewelry or clothing accessories. What should I know about teenage boys? Teenagers should be comfortable.
Make sure you and your teenager get a routine down where they shower and get dressed at the same time, do their hair and teeth, and don’t leave the house without putting on some cologne. Then, they should leave the house in the same clothes, and when they go out, they shouldn’t be embarrassed that they are wearing the same clothes.
Also, to save yourself a lot of time and mental energy, don’t ask him “What do you wear to bed?” unless you have something important to ask. By the way, for those who are keeping track, the cat who went to school in the park outfit is 15 years old and still going strong.