Struggling to sleep after a day of scorching hot temperatures is a problem faced by many Britons, so finding ways to keep cool is a top priority.
Controlling the temperature of the bedroom is one way to ensure a good night’s sleep but body temperature matters too.
However, according to sleepwear experts at Pretty You London, people should think twice before considering sleeping in the nude.
They told Express.co.uk: “While the instinct may be to shed all clothing and sleep in the bare minimum, this is actually not the best thing to do.”
“Pyjamas crafted from lightweight, breathable fabrics, such as bamboo, offer significant advantages.”
It may seem counterproductive to layer up when it’s hot but the sleepwear professional claimed that the right materials can actually aid sleep rather than hinder it.
They explained this is down to the fact that they allow air circulation around the body, which in turn, prevents heat from becoming trapped and “promotes natural temperature regulation”.
The Pretty You London tea added: “On top of that, high-quality pyjama materials, made from moisture-wicking fabrics, work wonders in pulling sweat away from the body. This absorption keeps you drier and more comfortable throughout the night.”
Of course, some styles are better than others when it comes to keeping cool in pyjamas, so it is best to opt for loose-fitting sets.
The sleepwear experts recommended sleeveless tops and shorts to provide the right balance of “comfort and cooling” while allowing “extra airflow”.
Wearing pyjamas to bed at night offers more than just heat-repelling benefits, in fact, they also act as an effective shield against allergens and irritants.
A spokesperson for Pretty You London explained that nightwear is often overlooked as an “effective barrier” between the body and potential irritants or bugs that may be lurking nearby.
Whether it be mosquitos, flies or other insects that thrive in the warm summer nights, wearing even a thin set of pyjamas doesn’t go amiss when it comes to the skin.
The brain also benefits when pyjamas are worn to bed because it becomes part of a routine that promotes a good night’s sleep.
According to the experts, this is because the “ritual of changing into sleepwear can promote a sense of calm and relaxation”, making it easier to fall into a deep slumber even when it feels warmer than usual.