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Generally, we are supposed to say hamapil beracha immediately before going to bed, with no interruption. How do we reconcile this with the idea that we should be dressed appropriately to make a beracha, and some people do not sleep in such dress.

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    Where is the idea we should be dressed appropriately for making a bracha?
    – Double AA
    Apr 11 '13 at 16:40
  • Well I thought that was just a generally accepted thing. It says so here berachot.org/halacha/01_before.html
    – Daniel
    Apr 11 '13 at 16:45
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    I think the question would greatly benefit from editing in (a) what you mean by "dressed appropriately", (b) why you think "we are supposed to say hamapil beracha immediately before going to bed, with no interruption", and (c) why you think "we should be dressed appropriately to make a beracha".
    – msh210
    Apr 11 '13 at 17:20
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    If you want to extrapolate the implication of the order of laws in siman 239, taking off one's garment in order to sleep naked is written after all the laws of krias shema al hamita. The location of the gloss of Ramma where he mentions not to eat drink or talk would also implicate those acts alone are forbidden but the undressing later is not an issue.
    – user6591
    May 1 '17 at 18:22
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    @user6591 That's an acceptable option now that Takkanat Ezra is not binding, but clearly way back when there was only one possible order, so it can't be forbidden to do it that other way.
    – Double AA
    May 1 '17 at 18:40
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This article asks your very question and answers

There is a dispute among the poskim if Hamapil should be said before Shema or just before going to sleep. However, all agree it should be as close as possible. The Mishna Brura (Orach Chaim 239) says that if one is concerned he may fall asleep before saying Hamapil, it should be said before Shema and if one is not concerned it may be said afterwards. Just before sleep most people would be in their pajamas. So as long as your remain modest with your bedclothes you may recite Kriyat Shema Al hamita in bedclothes.

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    The question was for those who aren't dressed modestly when they sleep
    – robev
    Mar 5 at 6:18
  • @robev It seemed he was saying you can say birkas hamapil just before going to bed, which in this case would mean before undressing.
    – NJM
    Mar 5 at 13:16

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