Top Pyjama Materials To Keep You Cool This Summer

There is much to like about summer. Summer offers plenty of opportunities to make up for lost time with family.  Frequent trips to the beach help rejuvenate and distress. Summer also gives us an excuse to relish our favorite fresh fruits such as watermelon, mango, strawberries, and plums. And how can we forget popsicles and ice creams? People with a sweet tooth wait for this season to arrive so that they get an extra reason to indulge in their favourite desserts.

There is one thing, however, about summer that everyone hates — no points for guessing. Yes, we’re talking about the unrelenting heat.

Pyjamas are a blessing for hapless souls pinned down by unrelenting heat during summer. They allow cross ventilation, helping the wearer beat the heat. That said, not all pyjamas are made equal. Some cage the lower half of the wearer’s body, doing more harm than good. So to ensure the summer heat does not get the better of you, look for sweat-free pyjamas that feature breathable material. To help you make informed decisions, here’s a compiled list of the best pyjama materials to keep you cool this summer. Take a look.


 1. Cotton

There is a reason why cotton is one of the most preferred summer nightwear materials. Cotton is a natural fiber. It is also breathable and lightweight & its ability to soak up a sweat is unparalleled. Cotton allows heat to escape the body, helping maintain the wearer’s body temperature. Available in a range of designs and patterns, cotton pyjamas are affordable.

Many pyjamas for summer include a cotton blend that helps avoid wrinkling. Given that cotton soaks up moisture, cotton cooling pyjamas tend to get heavy and wet during summer and can show moisture stains. To avoid this problem, opt for dark colors.


2. Linen

Known for its durability and lightweight, linen is woven from flax fibers. Linen pyjamas are loosely woven, which allows heat to escape. Linen has superior soaking capabilities and dries quickly. As this material tends to be stiff, it does not stick to the body.

Some argue that linen wrinkles easily; however, wrinkled linen is in vogue too. If crinkles aren’t your bag, opt for linen blends.


3. Rayon

Rayon is a man-made fabric. It is blended from cotton, wood pulp, and other natural fibers. Rayon was invented as a cheaper alternative to silk. It features ultra-thin fibers, which makes it more breathable than many other fabrics. Additionally, rayon is soft on the skin, which helps avoid rashes and other common summer skin problems.

Rayon pyjamas are not only affordable but are also readily available. The material is light and does not stick to the skin, which helps avoid discomfort. It can be mixed with other natural fabrics to come up with different variants in silk, cotton, and wool; and is known for its durability too.

Rayon is even lighter than cotton and is popular for its superior static resistance. Rayon pyjamas are affordable and long-lasting. The excellent absorbing capabilities make it an ideal material for night dresses as well.


4. Chambray

Chambray is identical to denim (often considered as its imitation), only more comfortable and lightweight, which is why many people prefer chambray pyjamas over their denim counterparts. Considered cotton’s closest second, chambray is woven with coloured yarn and white yarn, which is similar to denim.

Chambray is famed for its lightweight and superior breathability. The pyjamas are available in a range of colors and styles. When buying chambray pyjamas, one of the most important things to consider is colour. If you sweat too much, opt for dark shades as they absorb more sweat.

Chambray is less sensitive than cotton and does not wrinkle easily. Its pyjamas hardly need any maintenance and you can wash and iron them just like your regular clothes.


5. Supplex

Supplex is a man-made cotton substitute. The fabric includes all the benefits of cotton. Supplex dries quickly, which helps avoid irritation and discomfort caused due to sweating. Additionally, it is known to hold its shape better, which gives it an upper hand over many other fabrics.


6. Viscose

Dubbed artificial silk, viscose was discovered by the English in the 19th century and is regenerated cellulose. Viscose is unique in the sense that it is not entirely synthetic, but cannot be considered a natural fiber either. Like rayon, it is extracted from wood pulp. In some nations, the fabric is treated equivalent to rayon.

Viscose is known for its smoothness and ability to retain color. The fabric is easy to mold and can blend easily. Additionally, it is lightweight and is famed for its superior breathability. If you are looking for a fabric that lasts long and does not need regular maintenance, viscose deserves your attention.


7. Silk

Silk is famed for its exquisite and classy look. The timeless fabric is soft on the skin, lightweight, stretchable and is known for its high resistance to wrinkles. If your budget allows you to splurge a bit (affordability is one of few boxes that silk does not tick), consider opting for stylish and lightweight silk pyjamas.

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