In an ideal universe, you’d know how your clothes are made, where, and the impact they have on the planet before they reach your closet. However, many of us don’t think twice about the story behind the clothes we buy and wear. Many people buy clothes that don’t fit them properly, exacerbate their skin allergies and are not comfy at all. Material is especially important when it comes to pajamas, which is why you need to choose nothing but the best to wear when getting your much-needed dose of z’s.
Nowadays, bamboo pajamas take the spotlight as their qualities outperform sleepwear from other materials such as cotton and silk. From superior temperature management to enhanced moisture wicking, here is how a bamboo pyjama can help you sleep better.
- Soft – Bamboo fibres are made without chemical treatment. The result is a smooth and soft material that’s gentle on the skin.
- Breathable – As you rest, your body’s temperature gradually increases. For this reason, it is important to wear pyjamas that can dissipate the heat as effectively as possible. Bamboo fabric contains micro-gaps that allow air to pass through the fabric. Increased airflow means more moisture absorption and ventilation, which means you will be more comfortable when sleeping.
- Hypoallergenic – If you are allergy prone, a bamboo pyjama can have a transformational impact on the way you sleep at night. Pyjamas made from other materials can cause irritation or other negative reaction because of their synthetical composition. The viscose used in bamboo pyjamas is an all-natural fibre with abilities to resist dust mites ( a significant source of allergic reactions).
- Anti-Bacterial – As a plant, bamboo contains a natural antimicrobial agent called ‘bamboo kun’ which ensures that no bacteria can live well on it. This makes bamboo fabric naturally antibacterial. In addition to reducing the chances of bacteria thriving on your body, a bamboo pyjama helps keep you odor-free as well.
- Eco- Friendly – Bamboo is one of the most sustainable natural resources. It continuously sprouts new shoots from its dense root system and it doesn’t need to be replanted every year. Moreover, it requires very little water to grow (about 1/3 less than cotton does). Bamboo doesn’t need fertilizer and it actually provides benefits to the soil in which it is grown.
- Low Maintenance – Bamboo fabric is strong, durable and requires low maintenance. It is machine washable and dries very quickly.