What a novel concept, sleeping naked. We are so assured of our safety in our own homes that we have no problem revealing ourselves to the bed when we sleep. It’s a relatively new concept too, I think. Sleeping indoors in a building I mean.
But we’re protected from the elements indoors, so there’s no question of having to protect yourself from rain or wind or snow. We open windows if we’re too hot inside our buildings but even then it isn’t like we need to protect ourselves entirely from the elements. That’s why we build with wood and stone and brick.
But think about it, sleeping naked is probably the worst thing that you can do.
For starters, if you’re like me, then you’re an insomniac. I can guarantee that your roommates won’t appreciate seeing you naked at 3 a.m. sitting on the couch, eating Cheetos and watching infomercials while your eyes bleed. Especially if you live with family. And while sitting naked at the computer is fun for a while, it tends to get boring and drafty after six hours of youtube and LOLcats.
Secondly, if you’re an insomniac, you will probably need your phone with you so that you can chat with all your insomniac friends. Where are you gonna stick y our phone while you’re doing insomniac things, like eating Cheetos. No pockets. So you’ll want at least a place to hold your phone while your hands are busy.
My third argument against sleeping naked is probably the most logical of the lot. What if your house burned down while you were sleeping? Are you gonna have the time to find your pants before you run out of the house? Are you really gonna wanna be rescued by the firemen in your birthday suit? What if it’s the middle of January in Canada when this happens? 40 below with no clothes sucks, trust me.
My fourth argument is this: would you run away with the Doctor in your skivvies? Probably not, and to be honest, unless we’re talking 9th incarnation, he’d probably leave you behind. Besides, pockets are an integral part of time travel.
Okay okay, so I’m not making a lot of sense. Sue me, I just wanted to write something. But I’m gonna leave you with a final argument to make you reconsider sleeping naked.
The zombie apocalypse almost invariably strikes in the middle of the night and progresses into the next day. If there’s zombies on my front step at 3 a.m. I am sure as hell not fighting my way out of my bedroom in anything less than jeans and a Tshirt. My pajamas are awesome, they have pockets in the pants and are made of flannel and to be honest, the Tshirt I usually sleep in is autographed so at least when I get bitten by a zombie that has broken into my house while I’m asleep, I’ll look cool when I turn. I ain’t having my nekkid body be shot by a survivor, I want that survivor to know that I was pretty damn cool before I was zombified. And dressing gowns are for sissies and Canadians. :P