Can what we wear improve how we sleep? Sleep disturbances impact every facet our lives and is the second most common health complaint after pain. There are many ways to improve our sleep, firstly by making it a priority and realizing that there are no real short-cuts.
One, often overlooked, factor is the impact the first layer on our skin, our sleepwear, has on our sleep quality.
HOW DOES OUR SLEEPWEAR IMPACT OUR SLEEP QUALITY?
You might ask yourself how our sleepwear impact our sleep and what the the best pajamas for sleep is? There are a number of ways in which our clothing at night can become a sleep killer or a sleep aid:
- Temperature: A key factor for a restorative sleep is the ability to keep the best temperature for sleep. When we are hot and cold at night our sleep suffers, in particular our deep sleep phases are reduced and the quality of our sleep goes down significantly. To sleep better it’s important that our sleepwear release excess heat when needed so that we don’t overheat, whilst keeping us warm enough that we don’t get chilly and start to shiver.
- Moisture: On average we sweat the equivalence of one cup during the night, if our temperature fluctuates that can be significantly more. To sleep better it’s important to wear pajamas that lead the sweat away from the skin and that dries quickly so that you have a wet cloth on your skin.
- Fit: We move on average 40 times every night so it’s important that our sleepwear moves with us. Look for sleepwear that truly is designed for sleep to ensure that you don’t have any waistbands that cut in, legs that ride up during the night or that you wake up with your top bundled up around your chest.
- Friction:when we sleep the blood flow through our skin increases as part of our nocturnal regeneration process. This makes us more sensitive to touch and to elements of discomfort. The best sleepwear should support our sleep Unfortunately many pajamas today have tags, buttons and seams that chafe against our skin.
OUR PHYSIOLOGICAL SLEEP NEEDS
We are all different and our physiological sleep needs also differ. 40% of people tend to get hot at night and 30% tend to get cold. Our sleep needs also differ from one season to another. That’s why experts Dagsmejan sleepwear.
Dagsmejan offers sleepwear target to your individual sleep needs. Find out which one that sleep experts recommend for you.
Hot and cold at night?
Many people struggle to keep the ideal sleeping temperature, varying between being too hot and then too cold. Professor Michael Gradisar, Sleep Researcher, Clinical Sleep Psychologist recommends the Balance collection as the ideal solution:
"My PhD investigated links between thermoregulation, sleep and insomnia, and I saw straight away that Dagsmejan sleepwear could balance one's environment with one's body."
Too hot to sleep?
Overheating at night lower our sleep quality and duration for hot sleepers all year around. This can be particularly difficult during the summer. Dr. Christine Blume, sleep researcher at University Hospital Basel, recommends Dagsmejan’s cooling sleepwear.
"Many of us know it, a tropical summer night that comes with restless sleep. The right temperature at the right time is essential for good sleep. Dagmejan’s sleepwear can support the nightly changes in body temperature and naturally improve sleep."
Cold at night?
If we get cold at night and start to shiver this disturbs our sleep. Dr. Lutz Graumann, Phd & specialist in sports medicine & nutrition, recommends Dagsmejan’s merino wool pajamas to keep warm without ever overheating.
"To fall asleep and to enjoy a deep, restorative sleep we need for our core body temperature to drop, but if we get too cold we will shiver. That is why I recommend Dagsmejan; they help us to cool down or warm up depending on our needs so that we can sleep deeper for longer."
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Want to boost your muscle recovery?
Sleep is vital for our muscle recovery regardless of If we are a professional athlete or someone who just loves sports. Dr. med. Patrik Noack, Chief Medical Officer Swiss Olympic Team recommends Dagsmejan to boost your recovery at night:
“A good night's sleep is a decisive factor for delivering a top performance when it counts. Dagsmejan has developed a new type of functional sleepwear ideally suited for our physiological sleep needs. Personally I can highly recommend these products.”
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