ORIGINAL ARTICLE WRITTEN BY YONATHAN AZRAN, first featured at HUGGA.
With the many stresses a hospital stay can bring, struggling to get comfortable shouldn’t be one of them. To help you find comfort in your critical time of care and healing, here are six of the most comfortable clothes men and women can pack in a hospital bag for their upcoming stay.
1. PERSONAL HOSPITAL GOWN
Reusable hospital gowns can quickly become a nuisance no patient should have to deal with when trying to recover. You can skip the frustration of a scratchy one-size-fits-all hospital gown with your very own surgical or labor and delivery gown from HUGGA.
As one of our most popular (and comfortable) maternity clothes and post-surgery apparel items, HUGGA’s antimicrobial gown features a double-sided zipper front, privacy-protecting snap enclosure back, and personalized waist tie for total coverage where and when you need it most. It’s no wonder this hospital gown is the first item on our list of comfortable clothes for men and women.
2. ULTRA COZY FLEECE BEANIE HATS
To prevent bacteria growth and control condensation, it’s not uncommon for hospitals to keep temperatures on the cooler side. While this makes sense for staving off superbugs, a cooler room can quickly turn a hospital stay of any length into a miserable one. That’s why one of the best, most comfortable clothing items for men and women alike is a cozy fleece beanie hat.
As one of the Best Gifts to Give Chemo and Cancer Patients, HUGGA’s beanie hat for cancer patients offers the warmth and comfort any hospital patient can appreciate when calling a cold hospital room “home” for a while.
3. STYLISH & SNUG HEAD SCARVES
If beanies aren’t your style, our marketplace has several colorful head scarves and wraps by Mauves that you can choose from to keep your head warm and your fashion “on fleek.” Who said comfort couldn’t be hot, too?
4. PLUSH ROBES
On that note, if you’re going to call a hospital room “home,” you might as well dress the part in a comfortable hospital robe. HUGGA’s Hotelish Robe makes a perfect layering piece morning, noon, and night for patients being whisked away for testing and therapy or as part of a comfortable maternity clothing set for new moms traveling back and forth to the nursery.
5. SOFT, NON-SLIP SOCKS
Great socks are a staple to any clothing ensemble during a hospital stay. However, they should also keep you safe, which is why HUGGA’s hospital grip socks are perfect. These plush, calf-length hospital socks give your feet and toes the warm hugs they deserve and the supportive silicone buttons you need to prevent slipping on the hospital’s cold tile floor.
6. NON-RESTRICTIVE SHIRTS, TOPS & UNDERGARMENTS
When shopping or packing for your hospital stay, comfortable clothes like non-restrictive tops and bottoms are a must. Some of the best comfortable clothes for women and men to have at the ready post-surgery or delivery are button-down tops and roomy, breathable bottoms.
You’ll also want to be sure to pack undergarments that offer support without causing discomfort or pain. Things like unstructured bras for the ladies and boxer briefs for the men are good places to start.
Yonathan is Founder and CEO of HUGGA. He was diagnosed with acute Crohn's Disease at age 7 and spent most of his young life in and out of hospitals. He recognized the critical gap in hospital care and decided to launch HUGGA, thereby revolutionizing patient wear by focusing on the actual patient experience from the patient's point of view.