For the majority of the time since I started buying diapers for myself, I didn’t like wearing diapers to bed. I had several reasons for this, some being:
- I couldn’t enjoy the diapers in my sleep
- I couldn’t use the diapers in my sleep
- A diaper combined with my blanket made me too hot
- Waking up in a sweaty diaper felt bad, and that’s how I always woke up in one
- Tossing and turning in my sleep put a lot of mileage on diapers, crumpling them and such
- Sleep movements and length sometimes caused leaks
- Peeing while laying in bed, just before or after sleep, often led to leaks
With such an extensive list of problems, I’m sure it’s clear I tried wearing to bed many times without many positive experiences. Indeed, I tried over and over; in theory, wearing to bed was fine at worst, but in practice it was fine at best.
So, what changed my attitude? I don’t know, really, but I can speculate.
I think it changed partially because, soon after I started buying online, I began using higher-quality diapers. Many bad side-effects of wearing to bed decreased with the increased quality.
I also think my attitude changed partially because I stopped expecting/willing diapers to be perfect. As I’ve gotten more experience with diapers, I’ve grown to realize they’re not the same as in the fantasies I had growing up. They’re imperfect, just like pretty much everything else. But those imperfections can be compensated for if they’re noted in preparation rather than disregarded in frustration.
In addition, I think my attitude changed in part because I grew more aware of the benefits of wearing diapers to bed. These are some of the benefits I’ve realized:
- Diapers help me relax in bed, meaning I fall asleep faster
- Diapers (somehow) help me stay asleep, meaning my sleep is interrupted less
- Diapers mean I don’t have to go to the bathroom to pee after I lay down
- Diapers mean I don’t have to go to the bathroom to pee when I wake up
I mostly realized these benefits after I bought online, after my my problems decreased and stopped distracting me and detracting from the benefits as much.
Another reason I think my attitude changed is because diapers stopped causing me to sweat in them at night. This change was unrelated to the increase in diaper quality I mentioned above, as far as I know. Instead, I think this change came as a result of first my roommate and then continued for other reasons. You see, my roommate last year always turned down the temperature in our dorm to an extremely cold temperature at night, since it was the only way he could sleep. While the cold bothered me, it kept me from sweating in my diaper too much. Then, when I started wearing to bed at home, the lack of sweating continued, I theorize, because I used a lighter blanket than in the past and soon stopped wearing pants over my diaper.
Even though my attitude changed, I’m not sure it reversed completely. I still don’t like wearing to bed as much as I like wearing during the day. That’s why I often opt out of wearing at night still. And, in the end, I think it’s a good thing for that very reason: not wearing at night allows my skin very welcome chances to air out without requiring me to sacrifice much waking diaper time.
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