Are you wearing the right pajamas?
On our website, we offer our customers a sleep prescription. Once completed, we analyze each response and give them our best advice for their perfect bedding. We’ve been collecting this data for months and have found many customers produce sweat in similar locations. We’ve analyzed our data and come up with the best pajamas for sufferers of night sweats and hot flashes.
One key question we ask our surveyors is: “Where do you produce the most sweat?” Each customer responds by selecting their sweatiest body part(s).
- Head: 21%
- Neck and Chest: 34%
- Back and Stomach: 29%
- Legs: 16%
Based on these results, we thought it would be a great opportunity to discuss the ideal pajamas to sleep in if you are experiencing night sweats or hot flashes. One of the most important reasons that people are choosing Wicked Sheets is their ability to wick (or pull) away moisture. When it comes to pajamas and maintaining a comfortable sleeping temperature – less is more.
For this blog, we’ve got three different options, in varying stages of effectiveness. The more contact your skin makes with Wicked Sheets, the more comfortable you’ll be.
- Pajama 1: Black satin long sleeves and pants with stripes
- Pajama 2: Fleece pants with tank
- Pajama 3: Black racerback tank and loose sleep shorts
A pajama material’s breathability is vital.
Satin – Satin fabric is woven using four threads. This creates less space between the threads, and thus a more dense fabric that doesn’t breathe. This lack of breathability makes it less than ideal for suffers of night sweats and hot flashes.
Polar Fleece – This fabric is a soft napped (soft and nubby) insulating fabric made from polyester. Regular polar fleece is not windproof and does not absorb moisture, although it is often listed as a feature of the fabric. This highly insulating fabric is neither breathable nor moisture wicking.
Any article of clothing described as, “slouchy,” “baggy,” “lightweight,” “short,” or “breathable,” however, is at the top of our list! All of these help increase airflow and reduce heat.
Elizabeth’s black racerback shirt and loose shorts, as seen in photo 3, are made from a blend of polyester and spandex fibers. This blend proves to be both moisture-wicking, quick drying, and wrinkle resistant. We like all of those descriptions — they’re the same as Wicked Sheets.
Our extensive research of sleeper sweat production produced these important tips:
- Minimize long sleeves or long pants
- Avoid clothing that covers your neck and chest.
- Let your stomach and back meet the sheets.
We want to do the work for you, by wicking away the sweat that your body produces. The best way for us to do that is to come into the most contact possible with the surface of your skin. We’ll also be covering, in depth, even more examples of the best and worst fabrics for night sweats and hot flashes in future posts. Stay tuned!