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I sleep alone. I get up to a house with just me. I sometimes sleep in my clothes, when they are as comfortable as my pajamas and relatively clean. Typically jeans don't have real comfortable waistbands. And if I've been baking, my daytime clothes are apt to have batter splashes or food coloring -- not something I want to get on my sheets. But otherwise, why not sleep in the knit pants and shirt I've had on during the day instead of changing to knit pants and a shirt designated for sleeping? I may even keep the outfit on during part of the next day, until I am ready to shower and/or leave the house.

I've been doing this for about 6 years, since my husband died. So far there have been no adverse consequences!

I wouldn't pick this as a battle to fight with MIL. You MIGHT suggest a more comfortable item that what she had on -- soft knit pants instead of stiff jeans, for example -- but let her decide.

The only issue I can see is if she wants to wear the same clothes all week. What is her attitude now toward bathing and cleanliness? That might be a more important issue to follow.
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My wife frequently sleeps in her clothes. To us this is no big deal. She does her clothes often. Lately she is seeing more trouble with urinary incontinence, so clothing is changed almost daily. Her adult underwear will be full and she just get out of them by herself. She mostly prefers to not wear slacks and wears a t-shirt
most of the time around the house.
To date we have not had any health problems other than a fungal infection under her breasts, which is being solved with a slumber bra. She doesn't wear a normal bra because we can't find one she likes. A 44A cup in not readily available.
The slumber bras really seem to be comfortable and she seems to like them.
As much As she sleeps, she would be changing clothes constantly.
And fortunately bathing is not much of a problem. Except for me. I have to constantly supervise that event and assist in scrubbing her.
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Krisstee Oct 19, 2018
Thank you. This makes me feel better.
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I agree with Willie. But if the clothes are clean, its a battle I wouldn't fight.
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Krisstee Oct 19, 2018
Thanks!
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Can you let it go tonight? Sure! But can you let it go forever??
The forum is full of posts from caregivers whose loved ones refuse to change out of food stained, urine soaked or feces smeared clothes, who also usually refuse to bathe. Pick your battles, but be aware this could signal the start of a nasty slippery slope.
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