The Sleep Council state that the optimum room temperate for good quality sleep is between 16-18 degrees, which, when we’re hovering in the high 20s, is pretty impossible to achieve unless you have an air-con system in place. So what can you do to help prevent your body from overheating? You could try an electric fan, but we find they just waft warm air around! Instead, why not rethink your Pyjama game? 

If you’re still sleeping in your onsie your grandma got you for Christmas last year, then it’s definitely time to change it up! When it comes to PJs, you want to opt for natural fabrics like 100% cotton, bamboo and silk. Cotton is very lightweight, soft and breathable, allowing good ventilation while you sleep. Bamboo is great for its sweat-wicking abilities and is also the best choice if you’re looking for something hypo-allergenic. Silk, on the other hand, is a thermoregulator, keeping you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s hot making it the ideal choice all year round. 

We’ve rounded up the best light and breathable pyjamas for hot weather below!

Bamford x Martha Ward

A collaboration of dreams, this summer sees the launch of Bamford and Martha Ward’s utterly divine day-to-nightwear. Made from 100% organic cotton (would you expect anything less?) this is the perfect collection for hot, muggy weather.


If Only If Nina Nightdress

Just like cotton, you can’t beat silk for regulating body temperature and this silky slip nightdress from If Only If is simple, elegant and a little bit sexy, which we love!


Luxe + Hardy Linen Set

Another great fabric for hot weather sleeping is linen and this super cute shirt and short set from Luxe + Hardy will keep your body cool in more ways than one.


The White Company Oversized Nightshirt

A grandad shirt should be a staple in every wardrobe and they come rather in handy for summer sleeping! This classic white nightshirt from The White Company is timeless and perfect for lounging around.


Piglet Blush Pink Set

Made from 100% linen, this feminine blush pink set from Piglet is a wonderfully light and breathable choice for long summer evenings.