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The best fabrics to wear to bed

August 12, 2016

Sleep is the most important part of anyone’s day. Being well rested will reset our mind to a refreshed state. A comfortable bed and pillow will aid in restful sleep. However, very often we forget it’s not just the bed and pillow that plays a role in comfortable sleep, it’s also the clothing we wear to bed. The fabric you wear will either hamper your sleep or leave you feeling as if you’ve had the ideal nap.

 

Moisture-wicking

 

If you normally feel as if though you’re overheating in your sleep, then opt for wearing moisture-wicking sleepwear. The material draws away moisture from the skin to allow for your body to regulate temperature. In this case you may also prefer lightweight bedding sets to sleep on. The lightweight fabric will allow your skin to breathe. You may also find during the warm summer nights the lightweight fabric won’t give a “heavy” feel to your room.

 

Wool and fleece

 

Wool and fleece are optimal fabrics to bring warmth during the cold winter months. However, for those who need to lightweight duvet covers, sleeping in wool or even fleece clothing are not ideal materials to sleep in. The warmth of this fabric may encourage overheating which could lead to night sweats. The wool may irritate the skin which can cause itchiness. Fleece prevents air to circulate causing you to perspire. If you need warmth at night, but are prone to sweating, rather layer your bed with extra covers you can simply take off when you feel too warm.

 

Cotton

Cotton is the best all-natural and lightweight fabric which relaxes the senses of your skin and does not irritate your body. The material has great ventilation properties for allowing air to circulate through the fabric. However, cotton does is not known for being an insulating material and may make you cold if worn in a cooler climate without an adequate amount of blankets. Cotton is inefficient at wicking away moisture, so if you experience night sweats, it may not be the best choice.

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