PJ Paralysis is a term to describe the negative physical and psychological effects experienced by patients who spend lengthy periods of time inactive, and in their pajamas while in hospital. People on lengthy stays can lose muscle strength, which leads to longer hospital stays. Wearing only pajamas can also make a person feel less human, more vulnerable and constantly remind them they’re ill.
The End PJ Paralysis movement is a joint effort between AHS staff and physicians, and our patients and their families. This approach enables family members to contribute to the care of their loved ones by bringing in items such as day clothes, well-fitting shoes and toiletries.