What is the Best Material to Wear to Stay Cool While Sleeping?

Best fabric for sleeping cool

The right pajamas and bedding can make the difference between getting a good night's sleep and tossing and turning in a puddle of sweat all night. In your search for a set of cool and comfortable PJs, you may be wondering which fabrics are best for keeping you fresh and dry while you sleep. To aid you on your search, we've put together a list of some of the best lightweight and breathable bedding and pajama materials you can find.

Natural Fabrics

As a general rule of thumb, natural fabrics are great at wicking sweat away from your body and allowing it to evaporate. They're also hypoallergenic and won't irritate sensitive skin like some low-quality synthetic materials. Of course, one of the most classic fabrics for pajamas and other types of clothing is cotton. Cotton is very breathable and won't worsen your sweating problem. It's also great for pulling moisture away from your skin. However, cotton (especially thicker fabrics) can hold on to this moisture for longer than you'd like. Because it isn't specially designed to help moisture evaporate, this material can keep you feeling damp throughout the night.

Bamboo fabric is another wonderful natural material option. In fact, many of our Cool-jams™ sheets are made from finely spun bamboo fibers. Material made from bamboo feels soft and luxurious on your skin. It also provides excellent moisture-wicking performance that will help you stay fresh and dry on even the hottest nights. Bamboo also makes a great alternative to cotton, as it evaporates moisture from your skin three times faster than any other natural fiber.

High-Tech Moisture-Wicking Microfiber

While natural fibers work well at keeping you cool, the best materials for bedding and pajamas that can combat night sweats is a high-quality synthetic material that is specially designed to complete the task. You'll find the perfect moisture-wicking option in the Cool-jams™ fabric. This material has been specially engineered for outstanding moisture management, temperature regulation and quick drying ability. On top of all that, this material is odor-resistant, antimicrobial and feels as soft and comfortable as cotton. The Cool-jams™ pajamas made from this remarkable material also last six times longer than those made from cotton.