We all need a certain amount of sleep to help us keep fit and healthy. However many people fail to realise just how important our selection of sleepwear is for getting a good night’s rest. With another season approaching, now is a great time to overhaul your nightwear and make a few good investments in a solid night’s sleep.

There are three basic principles to consider when shopping for seasonal sleepwear:

  1. Coverage
  2. Fabrics and fibres
  3. Personal preferences

 Summer selections

When the temperature skyrockets, you need to choose nightwear that will allow your skin to breathe as much as possible while you are sleeping. Loose fitting sleepwear that covers primarily just your torso is the best selection for high temperatures and humidity. As a result, chemises, babydolls and camisole/panties sets are ideal choices for summer.

Sheer, lightweight fabric is also your friend in summertime so choose garments made from satins, nylons, rayons, microfibres and natural fibres like silks or cotton. Team these fabrics with your preference of laces, ribbons, frills, embroidery and bling and you’ll have the ideal summer sensation. Check out the great range of Bassoni chemises at our Online Store. They have a great range of styles to suit your taste and budget.

 Winter warmth

Winter usually conjures up images of fluffy slippers and flannel pajamas. There is a good reason for this imagery as full length pajamas provide your body with complete coverage during the night, allowing it to retain warmth and regulate your body temperature more evenly (even if you poke a toe out from under the quilt during the night!). This even-layered warmth helps prevent night awakenings and ensures a better, snugglier night’s sleep.

However, flannels are not the sexiest garments to sleep or lounge in and many people find them simply too restrictive to achieve a comfortable night’s sleep. Luckily, there are a few alternatives to the humble flannel pajamas. 

Remembering the three seasonal shopping principles, your winter sleepwear, leisurewear and loungewear should have long sleeves and extend down to cover as much of your body and legs as possible. Long sleeve top and pajama pant combinations have become a very popular alternative to the flannel pajamas, and their design means they are able to trap warm air around most of your body while you sleep. They are often made of cotton, which reduces fabric weight around your body when you are sleeping. This also makes them ideal for lounging around at home reading books or watching movies on a cold night in. For added luxury, you may even wish to team a set of silk pajamas with a cozy winter robe!

 A well-received gift

Sleepwear and loungewear always make great gifts regardless of the season or the reason. Some lovely winter pajamas are great for Mother’s Day and a sexy chemise makes an intimate gift for birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine’s Day. So next time you are looking to buy a gift for someone special, give them the gift of a good night’s sleep with a winter pajama set or allude to a special night ahead with a sensual babydoll nightie. It is sure to be well received!