The Sleep Guide: Hypoallergenic sleepwear

August 01, 2018

A third of our lives are spent sleeping and it's such powerful tool that shouldn't be underestimated. It's not only when you sleep, but WHAT YOU WEAR that can have a huge impact on your day. 
Do you have sensitive skin or suffer from allergies, especially when you wake up?You might want to consider switching to hypoallergenic sleepwear and bedding. 'Hypoallergenic' describes items that causes fewer allergic reactions. So if you are experiencing sleepless nights, this guide is for you!

You should feel comfortable when sleeping and it is our mission to offer you great options that will make you feel good. The skin is the largest organ in your body and what you wear is absorbed by your skin, so you should pay attention. Don’t underestimate the importance of your sleepwear and opt for 100% natural fabrics, your body will thank you for it.

The first and most popular hypoallergenic option is cotton; this natural fibre made from the cotton plant has been used for centuries and allows air to circulate through to your skin, not to mention that it's soft, easy to wear and easy to wash (win, win, win). Do your part to protect our beautiful earth by opting for organic cotton (our range of organic cotton is coming soon!). If you are looking for something for Winter, a brushed cotton flannel will offer you warmth and breathability. Egyptian cotton is always a favourite, especially in your sheets and robes. Fun fact, Egyptian cotton has a longer and finer fibre length, making it softer. 

Another amazing option for us sensitive-skinned girls is silk. Another good reason to splash out on that silk pillow case or PJ you've been eyeing off. Silk is not only soft, but also an amazing insulator, making it suitable for both warm and cooler nights. Hot tip - clean your silk regularly, as this fabric is a sponge and will absorb a lot!  
The last fabric saviour we would like to mention is linen. A natural fabric derived from the flax plant, linen is not only hypoallergenic but also on trend. Perfect for warmer nights, it's cooling and breathable. And for the planet conscious, it is one of the most rapidly biodegradable fabrics in the fashion (and sleep!) when left undyed. 
At the end of the day, pick whichever makes you the most comfortable, and look after your skin!

Sleep well!

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