The key to a great night’s sleep is comfort. Your room is the right temperature, your bed is perfect but something is still not right. Perhaps you need to consider your sleeping attire.
Consider the comfort - Loose fitting bedclothes, manufactured from soft fabrics, particularly those without buttons or zippers that may irritate you whilst you sleep, will offer more comfort than ones that are close fitting and constricting. Layers can be perfect; keeping you warm in winter and by removing extra layers as the weather becomes warmer, allowing you to remain cool in summer.
Consider the fabric - Natural fabrics such as wool, cotton, silk, flannelette and bamboo all offer unique properties that will contribute to a great snooze. Generally these fabrics are lightweight, soft against your skin and breathable, assisting in keeping the air circulating around your body and helping to minimise night sweats. The moisture wicking ability of wool and bamboo draws moisture from your skin, keeping you cool, dry and comfortable all night.
Consider your feet –Anecdotal evidence suggests many people are unable to sleep with feet that are either too hot or too cold. Warm your feet before bed, or try a pair of thin wool socks. For those that are too warm, simply hang your feet out from under your quilt.
Consider nothing – Sleeping au naturel is reported to have many health benefits. The lack of restrictive sleepwear assists in maintaining a lower body temperature, and prevents your body overheating. With identified benefits ranging from deeper, longer sleep, improved self-esteem and body acceptance to slowing the aging process it may be worth a try.
Choosing your ultimate nightwear can be a trial and error process, and it may take several attempts to decide on your own unique style. Whatever sleepwear you choose, your first consideration should be comfort.