What sleepwear we wear on a cold winter night significantly impacts the quality of our sleep. Picking the perfect pajamas to suit your needs is vital to create a favorable sleeping environment. And many of us struggle with that. Some settle with itchy woolen pajamas, while some with harsh and heavy sleepwear.
It’s time to add merino wool sleepwear to your closet. This natural fiber comes from merino sheep, usually found in Uruguay, Chile, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. This type of wool is thinner and softer than regular wool—making it pleasant to wear next to the skin.
Read along to understand how to pick the best winter pajamas and why merino wool is the best for cozy winter nights!
WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN WINTER PAJAMAS
When choosing the perfect thermal pajamas, keep these tips in mind:
On winter nights, you want to stay warm without overheating. Sleeping in non-breathable pajamas can cause you to sweat, which might disturb your sleep.
Your warm winter pajamas should be breathable and help you maintain the ideal sleeping temperature. Additionally, merino wool has a water-repelling surface. These two attributes of merino wool help support our body’s thermoregulation.
If you overheat, you will sweat. But your pajamas do not have to be sweaty and clammy. Merino wool pajamas have natural superior moisture management capabilities.
Merino wool fibers can absorb up to 35% of their weight in moisture without feeling wet to the touch, so you don't need to worry about sweating while sleeping.
Your sleepwear should feel like a second skin. When you feel comfortable, you will likely fall asleep faster, and will enjoy a longer, and deeper sleep.
The winter pajamas should be feather-light and not feel bulky. Too heavy materials can cause discomfort and interrupt a good night’s sleep.
The winter pajamas should be so soft that it feels like a second skin. While sleeping, blood flow in our skin increases, and we become sensitive to touch. That’s why the softest pajamas are the most comfortable pajamas.
FUNCTIONAL AND WARM DESIGN
An average person moves about 13 times while asleep. To achieve a good night’s sleep, you need to feel comfortable and aid in your body’s natural movements. This ensures you get a night of uninterrupted and longer sleep.
Thermal pajamas with cuffs and hems are an excellent choice as they can hold in warmth rather than let it slip away.
HERE ARE FIVE REASONS TO SLEEP IN MERINO WOOL THIS WINTER!
1. NATURAL THERMOREGULATING PROPERTIES
The apparel industry often refers to merino wool as nature's high-tech fiber, thanks to its natural insulating properties. During winters, the fibers' air pockets trap air, keeping you warm in cold temperatures.
But this mechanism also makes merino wool perfect for warm summers as it expels sweat away from your skin and keeps you cool. It sounds like an ideal fabric all year round!
2. KEEPS YOU SWEAT-FREE
Essentially, the merino wool fibers can hold moisture in vapor form. The fiber strands are so porous that they can soak water up to one-third of their weight.
This gives the merino wool fabric excellent absorption properties! The body’s natural heat condenses the absorbed moisture inside the fiber, keeping you dry and warm.
3. ODOR-PROOF AND ANTIBACTERIAL
Another unique characteristic of merino wool can be attributed to the wool fat – lanolin, found in the fibers. Lanolin prevents the settling in of bacteria, also responsible for the foul odor you get from sweating.
It is safe to say that clothes made of merino wool remain fresh even after being worn for a long time.
4. SOFT, SKIN-FRIENDLY, AND HYPOALLERGENIC
To put into perspective, a single strand of merino wool fiber is as fine as one-third the diameter of human hair. Finer-than-thread-like fibers with temperature-regulating and moisture-wicking properties make merino wool hypoallergenic and skin-friendly.
Studies have shown that merino wool fabric can have a healing impact on eczema conditions. It’s your go-to fabric, especially if you have sensitive skin!
5. NATURAL, RENEWABLE, AND BIODEGRADABLE
Merino wool is obtained from merino sheep. Depending on the breed, a single merino sheep can grow about 5 to 40 kilograms of wool annually. The source of merino wool makes it natural and renewable.
The wool is made of proteins and keeps sheep comfy in temperatures as low as -15°C up to 32°C. The proteins can be absorbed back into the soil, making the fabric biodegradable. Twelve months in the ground, and you won’t find any residue!
DAGSMEJAN’S STAY WARM COLLECTION
Merino wool is also called one of nature’s best-performance fibers. Our merino wool pajamas provide exceptional moisture regulation, extraordinary thermal resistance, and ultimate comfort.
BREATHABLE AND FEATHERLIGHT SLEEP COMFORT
Our Stay Warm Collection offers a luxurious blend of the finest merino wool and lyocell from Eucalyptus. The feather-light merino wool pajamas will keep you comfortably warm without overheating. The Tencel lyocell from eucalyptus gives you that extra, skin-hugging softness.
- 50% lighter warmth than other fabrics
- 4x more breathable than cotton
- 2x softer than cotton
NATTWARM™ FABRIC TECHNOLOGY
Dagsmejan’s Stay Warm collection consists of sleepwear made from our exclusive NATTWARM™ fabric, a luxury blend of ultra-fine Uruguayan merino wool, and Tencel. Tested against cotton, bamboo, and synthetics, the robust NATTWARM™ fabric is breathable and more warming than textiles up to 50% heavier, making it ideal for thermal pajamas.
Studies show that we can sleep up to 15 minutes longer with merino wool pajamas by falling asleep faster and enjoying a deeper sleep.
ETHICAL, SUSTAINABLE, TRACEABLE
Dagsmejan is committed to creating the most comfortable sleepwear in the world while keeping the promise of sustainability and accountability. Animal welfare and ethical production are integral parts of our core values.
That’s why Dagsmejan exclusively uses mulesing-free, certified merino wool for its NATTWARM™ fabrics. Our merino yarn is blue sign certified. All steps of the production process of Dagsmejan sleepwear are Oekotex-certified to ensure that we take care of our customers and the environment.
Additionally, to offer complete transparency to our customers, Dagsmejan has a long-standing partnership with the world's leading manufacturer of sustainable and ethical merino wool - NATIVA™. This way, we offer 100% traceability for the wool origin of our thermal pajamas. By partnering with NATIVA™, Dagsmejan is going the extra mile to ensure the merino wool used in the Stay Warm pajamas complies with all our values on ethical and sustainable production.
Take a look at the journey of your favorite Dagsmejan pajamas: From Fiber to Sleep.
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