Even as late as the Middle Ages people slept nakedMay 29 2007 at 2:09 AM
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Even as late as the Middle Ages people slept naked until textile advances brought heavy long nightgowns (nightshirts) and nightcaps.
Nightshirts were a sleeping garment styled like a manís shirt, but knee or calf length, with rounded hem and a slash at the side seams.
Nightcaps were stocking caps made of knitted silk often with a tassel on top and provided warmth while sleeping. The nightcap could be used other than just for sleeping. In the 14th to mid 19th century it was a skullcap with an upturned brim worn indoors by men when their wig was removed.
Pyjamas were introduced about 1880 from India for men to wear for sleeping instead of nightshirts.
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