Fabrics to consider
This breathable, all-natural fabric is soft and naturally cool, perfect for warmer evenings. However, cotton doesn't wick moisture very well and can become uncomfortable if you're prone to night sweats.
This luxurious fabric is soft, comfortable and excellent at regulating body temperature. It will keep you warm on cool nights and cool you down on warm ones. However, silk can be slippery, expensive, and requires dry cleaning.
Pure linen pajamas are super soft and breathable. This fabric also has natural heat and moisture absorbing properties, making it ideal for hot sleepers. However, linen is more prone to wrinkling and is usually more expensive than cotton.
Flannel is a great option for chilly nights, keeping you warm and cozy. It's also soft and breathable. If you sleep hot, flannel pajamas may be too warm for you.
When the fibers of this hearty plane are spun and processed, they create a surprisingly soft, naturally wicking fabric. Bamboo is also hypoallergenic and may have antibacterial properties.
Known for keeping you warm in cold weather, wool also keeps you cool on warmer nights, preventing you from overheating. Wool pajamas are naturally moisture-wicking and soft and smooth to the touch.
The right materials can make a huge difference in the quality of your sleep each night. For example, if you sleep cold or live in an area with cold weather, materials like fleece, fleece, or flannel can help keep you warm and cozy on cold nights. However, you may find yourself overheating more easily in pajamas made of these fabrics.
On the other hand, materials like cotton, silk, and bamboo are very breathable and can be worn comfortably in varying temperatures. So if heat is an issue during the warmer months, these are great options. However, if you sleep in the cold, I recommend pajamas made of a warm but breathable fabric, such as cotton or bamboo. Plus, pajamas made from a sleep-performance blend for comfort whether you sleep hot or cold.
Should you sleep naked?
When it comes to what to wear to bed, there's one choice that trumps all others—and it's the most natural. Almost a third of the adults we surveyed like to sleep naked - and for good reason! Sleeping naked can help you reach your ideal core body temperature more easily than wearing pajamas Sleeping naked may help prevent yeast infections, which can result from clothing that doesn't have enough air circulation. Sleeping naked may also benefit sperm health and male fertility, as cooler body temperatures are more conducive to sperm health.
If you do like to wear an extra layer to bed, whether you're wearing a onesie, hoodie, or pajamas, make sure you check the fabric label for natural fibers. While there are some great benefits to sleeping naked, there's one major potential downside that might make you reconsider sleeping in the nude, especially if you're a clean freak.