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Tips For Choosing Moisture Wicking Pyjamas For Cold Weather

Tips For Choosing Moisture Wicking Pyjamas For Cold Weather - Magnolia Lounge

It’s not easy to be a woman, even while we are sleeping. Studies show that 80% of all women will suffer from hot sleepless nights due to hot flashes or night sweats, which can be caused by pregnancy, menopause, or other medical conditions.

If you are tired of waking up in a damp and freezing bed after serious hot flashes or night sweats, you are in need of a fabulous pair of best moisture-wicking pyjamas.

Lucky for you, Magnolia Lounge has many styles of moisture-wicking and breathable pyjamas and nighties that will keep you cool without sacrificing style and comfort.

If you want your nightwear that’s breathable and cool, but still warm and cosy for cold nights, here are some things to consider: 

  • Fabric construction and weight. In general, tighter knits or weaves create less breathable fabrics, while more open knits or looser weaves will be more breathable than tight ones. Thinner materials and finer yarns also affect breathability.
  • Is absorbent fabric enough? When you sweat during the night, heavy fabrics such as cotton while breathable, can take a long time to dry. That’s why you want to choose pyjamas made of breathable fabric that not only wicks the moisture from your skin to keep you dry but also dries it-self quickly. 
  • Loose or fitted? Fitted sleepwear can cause overheating, sweating and skin irritations. So look for sleepwear with a relaxed fit made with soft materials, this will also ensure you stay comfortable all through the night.

Which Fabrics

If you suffer from night sweats or overheating even in the colder months, what are some of the best fabrics for sweaty sleepers in winter? Here are some of the common fabrics used in winter sleepwear.

1. Silk

Pros – Natural fabric, luxuriously soft, lightweight and breathable.

Cons – Fragile and very expensive.

2. Merino Wool

Pros – Natural fabric, breathes well, wicks moisture, fabric dries quickly.

Cons – Expensive too, less durable than cotton, can cause you to overheat.

3. Linen

Pros - Natural fabric, durable, breathable and absorbs moisture.

Cos - While it does wick away moisture, the fabric is slow to dry causing you to become cold, wrinkles easily and more expensive than cotton.

4. Polyester

Pros - Wicks moisture and is a quick-dry fabric.

Cons - Manmade material, not as soft as cotton and breathability varies based on yarn size and knit or weave.

5. Cotton

Pros - Natural fabric, soft, durable, breathable, versatile, and absorbent.

Cons - Doesn't wick away moisture, takes a long time to dry and can become heavy due to the moisture.

6. Viscose

Pros - Made from wood pulp, or bamboo, or other plants, has a silky touch; breathable; drapes nicely and dries quickly.

Cons - Wrinkles easily and can be relatively fragile when wet.

7. Flannelette

Pros - Made of cotton, soft, durable, warm, versatile, and absorbent.

Cons - Can become too hot at night, doesn't wick away moisturetakes a long time to dry and can become heavy due to the moisture.

So what is the solution?

Finding sleepwear that will keep you comfortable all night while helping with your night sweats is not easy. 

But lucky for you our experienced team from Magnolia Lounge “bed test” our entire nightwear collection of women pyjamas to ensure the quality of our sleepwear is designed to last for many nights’ peaceful slumber.

We've discovered one of the best fabrics for moisture-wicking and to keep you dry during night sweats is Viscose Cotton Sateen.

For over 10 years, it has become our signature fabrics and one of our customers favourites. Our viscose-cotton blend fabric perfectly combines all the positives of cotton and viscose to create a fabrics that's durable, breathable, absorbent and easy to dry!

This special woven sateen fabric is lightweight, which is so soft and silky to touch and is a perfect alternative to flannelette. It keeps you warm in cold weather without overheating, and it wicks away moisture during tough nights.


With seasons of varieties of prints to choose from, you definitely look good when you feel cosy and relaxed in our viscose-cotton sleepwear.

Wishing you a blissful nights’ sleep!



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