World Sleep Day is more than just an excuse to take the day off. Like the breast cancer campaign "I like it on the..." which went viral on Facebook, World Sleep Day is a cause which has been cleverly coined up to lessen the burden of sleep problems in society and acts as a call to action on important sleep issues and disorders. Organised by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine, it's a day that reminds us not to take something as human nature as sleep so lightly.

Which is why this fortuitous Friday evening, we're cancelling our plans to snuggle in with our favourite old-school characters who just seem to get bed scenes right. There's something so glamourous about vintage sleepwear — whether it's as elaborate as what Theda Bara wore in Cleopatra (1917), or the second skin Elizabeth Taylor slipped on in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958). So slip on something a lot more comfortable, dim the lights and go easy on yourself. You deserve it. 

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