July 26, 2019 / by Emma Jones

Even though I’m a huge fan of embracing every opportunity to sleep in the nude, there are times when you just have to sleep in pajamas. And for those times, the key to having a good night of sleep where you won’t twist and turn and you won’t feel as if you’re overdressed is to know yourself. Do you tend to sweat at night? If you do, you’ll need something breathable, like cotton. Do you hate the feeling of pants in bed? If yes, get a sleep shirt or shorts. Will anything but the smoothest fabrics keep you awake? I’m sure you’ll love the cool slinky touch of satin or silk. Whatever your preference may be, here are some of the best materials for women sleepwears.


Although it is a common everyday fabric, cotton is an old classic – a solid material for women sleepwears that’s packed with all the right features. It’s a natural fiber that’s lightweight and breathable – in other words, it allows air circulation to your skin. Plus, it is very durable and easy to wash. You can choose from a variety of models – a nightgown, a top and bottom set, or keep it simple with your favorite lightweight cotton tee and undies.


Ahhh, what else can it be nicer than sliding into a pair of clean silk pajamas? You’ll feel like royalty. Silk is a natural fiber that’s made from the cocoons of silkworms. It’s an excellent thermoregulator, it’s incredibly soft, strong, and it has the ability to keep you cool when it is warm and warm when it is cool. However, as much as luxurious it may feel, keep in mind that perspiration can easily weaken and stain silk. Plus, silk can absorb a lot of moisture, and it’s generally recommended to dry clean it. Taking all things into account, it turns out that silk may not be the most practical choice for sleepwear. However, if you like pajamas that are made of super soft fabric, have good insulation, and you don’t mind the dry-cleaning bill, then silk pajamas might be worth looking into!


Just like silk, linen is also considered to be a more luxurious and expensive material for sleepwear. It is a natural fiber that’s derived from the flax plant. It has been around for centuries now but it is still a popular choice for women sleepwears as it is very breathable and cool. It is the ideal option for pajamas and linens for Australia’s hot weather. Plus, it is soft, very strong, durable and can last decades. Even though it comes at a higher cost than most other materials, the features it has are well worth it. However, keep in mind that linen wrinkles easily, so if you’re one of those people who want every piece of their clothing and their sheets to be neat and ironed, be ready to get your iron out regularly.