The 23 Best Cooling Pajamas of 2022 to Keep You Comfortable All Night

Sleepwear to keep night sweats and hot flashes at bay, no matter your style, size, or budget.

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Best Cooling Pajamas

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Whether you’re a hot sleeper, struggle with night sweats, face hot flashes, or live in a warm climate, a pair of cooling pajamas can help maintain your ideal temperature for sleep. Cooling pajamas can be found in an array of fabric options, including lyocell, cotton, silk, linen, and more, all of which can help to regulate your body temperature and wick away moisture. Plus, they come in a variety of styles so you can sleep chic and stay cool all night without having to blast the AC.

But with so many options available, finding the right pair of cooling pajamas may feel overwhelming. For expert advice on how to shop for cooling pajamas, we spoke to Preeti Gopinath, associate textiles professor at The New School’s Parsons School of Design.

“How much you sweat is important to consider,” says Gopinath. “I think for any kind of sleepwear, the question is usually do you sleep cooler or do you sleep hot, and whether you like things silky or you like cozy, warm flannel on your skin.”

Below, you’ll find our top picks for cooling pajamas that cover a variety of styles and sleeping needs, in addition to pro tips on how to shop for cooling pajamas.

Lunya Organic Pima Cotton Short Set

Lunya Organic Pima Cotton Short Set

Lunya

If you prefer natural fibers, this casual pajama set from Lunya is made with breathable Pima cotton, which makes it great for those who are trying to sleep more comfortably in the summer. While Gopinath explains that “Pima cotton is just cotton that's commonly grown in America,” it does have certain differentiating characteristics from other types of cotton. “Each fiber is fairly long, so you get smooth materials when you work with [it],” which lends itself to a softer touch.

The cotton that Lunya uses is Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)-certified, which means that it’s organic, free from pesticides and harsh chemicals, and meets some of the most stringent production standards around. The pajamas are also easy to clean, but Lunya does recommend laying them flat to dry. Oh, and we almost forgot the best part—the shorts have pockets.

Price at time of publish: $128

Product Details:

  • Material: Organic Pima cotton
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Care: Machine wash cold, lay flat to dry

Eberjey Gisele Shortie Short PJ Set

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Amazon

You can never go wrong with a pair of classic button-down pajamas, especially when they’re made with soft and temperature-regulating Tencel fabric. Tencel is material made from pulverized wood fibers that has moisture-wicking properties, so this Eberjey PJ set will keep you cool through the night. The cheeky cut of their pajama shorts will also help those sleeping in hot climates from overheating at night, and they’ll continue to get softer with each wash. They come in a variety of color options, and you’ll even find limited-edition holiday patterns on their site, too.

Price at time of publish: $118

Product Details:

  • Material: Tencel modal, spandex
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

WiWi Women's Bamboo Nightgown

WiWi Women's Bamboo Nightgown

Amazon

If you’re on the hunt for a fitted nightgown that keeps night sweats at bay, look no further than this lightweight bamboo nightshirt from WiWi. It goes up to a size 4X and comes in over a dozen different colors to suit any style, but more importantly, it will keep you cool at night. That’s because viscose is a moisture-wicking and cooling fabric that keeps you dry and regulates your body temperature to prevent hot flashes. While viscose can be pricey, this nightgown is very affordable, making it a great fit for sleepers on a budget.

WiWi describes their bamboo nightgown as having a boyfriend fit, it’s fitted while being loose and comfortable to toss and turn in. Even if you prefer baggier sleepwear, it’s hard to pass up a moisture-wicking nightgown that’s as cute and as affordable as this one.

Price at time of publish: From $20

Product Details:

  • Material: Bamboo viscose, spandex
  • Sizes: S-4X
  • Care: Machine wash cold, line dry or tumble dry cool

Quince European Linen Pajama Set

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Quince

This linen set from Quince is so chic that they barely even register as pajamas. Linen is a natural fabric that’s breathable and moisture-wicking, and Quince uses Oeko-Tex certified European linen that’s durable, hypoallergenic, and free from harmful chemicals. Some people shy away from linen because it’s said to feel rougher than other fabrics, but in reality, linen is a soft material that gets cozier every time you wash it—which can be as often as you want, since Quince’s PJs are washer- and dryer-friendly.

The main disadvantage to linen is that it wrinkles easily, and while this doesn’t affect its temperature-regulating capabilities, it may not appeal to people who don’t like the rumpled look. Style-wise, we like how the pajama pants have an elastic waist and drawstring so they can be adjusted to your liking, and they come with pockets where you can stash your phone if need be.

Price at time of publish: $60

Product Details:

  • Material: European flax linen 
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry low

Cuyana Organic Pima Sleep Shorts

Organic Pima Sleep Shorts

Cuyana

These elegant sleep shorts are made from irresistibly soft Pima cotton that's lightweight, breathable, and durable. Pima cotton does wick some moisture, but it’s not as effective as a fabric like Tencel, though it does allow air to circulate through your pajamas which can keep you cooler in the summer. Plus, Cuyana’s PJs are made with GOTS- and Oeko-Tex-certified fabrics, which ensures that they’re free from pesticides and harsh chemicals, and are ethically produced.

The sleep shorts feature a comfortable waistband and drawstring so you can adjust their fit, and you can also add on a matching cami, drape-back top, or long-sleeved buttoned shirt. You can throw these pajamas in the wash when they’re in need of a clean, but Cuyana recommends that you lay them flat to dry so that they last as long as possible.

Price at time of publish: $48

Product Details:

  • Material: Organic Pima cotton
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Care: Machine wash cold in delicate cycle, lay flat to dry

Latuza Women's V-Neck Short Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set

Latuza Women's V-Neck Short Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set

Amazon

This V-neck pajama set from Latuza is made from bamboo-derived viscose, so it's that’s adept at keeping hot sleepers cool during the night and preventing night sweats. It also helps that the fabric is remarkably soft, so you’ll be extra cozy and comfortable while getting your shut-eye. It features a satin lining around the collar and leg opening, which adds a little bit of style to your sleepwear.

Plus, it comes in 12 different color options that range from bold to neutral hues, and is available in up to a size 4X. This pajama set is machine washable, though Latuza recommends laying it flat to dry. At less than $40 for a stylish, cool-to-the-touch PJ set, you can’t go wrong with this pick.

Price at time of publish: $32

Product Details:

  • Material: Bamboo viscose, spandex
  • Sizes: S-4X
  • Care: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, do not tumble dry

Lake Pajamas Pima Long-Short Weekend Set

Lake Pajamas Pima Long-Short Weekend Set

Lake Pajamas

The long-fiber Pima cotton in these luxury PJs provides a smooth, silky finish that can be both cooling or cozy, depending on the time of year. This set comes with a long-sleeve crewneck top and shorts with an elastic waistband, making it a great transitional set for spring or fall. It’s available in a number of striped or plaid patterns—including green and red options for the holidays—but no solid colors. Although the pajamas are machine-washable, the brand does recommend laying them flat to dry for best results.

Price at time of publish: $98

Product Details:

  • Material: Pima cotton
  • Sizes: XXS-XXL
  • Care: Machine wash cold on delicate cycle, lay flat to dry

Parachute Women's Linen Top

Parachute Women's Linen Pants With Linen Top

Parachute

Parachute’s linen loungewear blurs the line between pajamas and street clothes—they’re super soft and comfy so they can function as sleepwear, but they’re also expertly cut and stitched together so you could throw on some shoes and head out the door looking put together.

Linen is a go-to fabric for hot sleepers since it’s breathable and moisture wicking, so even though Parachute’s linen pants and top are long sleeved, they’ll still keep you cool even if you’re sleeping in summer heat. (You can alternatively buy linen shorts or a linen tank if you prefer no sleeves.) The button-down linen shirt has an oversized fit, so it feels loose and airy, and the pants have a drawstring so they can be adjusted to fit. Plus, they come with pockets.

Price at time of publish: $74

Product Details:

  • Material: European flax linen
  • Sizes: XS-3X
  • Care: Machine wash, hang dry

Cozy Earth Rib-Knit Bamboo Boyfriend Sleep Dress

Cozy Earth Rib-Knit Bamboo Boyfriend Sleep Dress

Cozy Earth

This laid-back sleep dress feels like you’re sleeping in your favorite T-shirt. It has a baggy, oversized fit that’s comfortable and drapes well. Cozy Earth uses bamboo-derived viscose, so their sleep dress stays cool to the touch and prevents night sweats. In fact, Cozy Earth is so confident in their cooling sleepwear that they offer a risk-free, 100-night trial, so you can be sure that this is the sleep dress for you. People who prefer colorful sleepwear may be disappointed with the four colors this item comes in, but it is machine-washable and dryer-friendly. We also like that the brand carries sizes up to XXXL.

Price at time of publish: $125

Product Details:

  • Material: Bamboo viscose, spandex
  • Sizes: XS-3XL
  • Care: Machine wash cold, machine dry normal

RicherPoorer Women's Night Knit Tee Set

RicherPoorer Women's Night Knit Tee Set

RicherPoorer

This sleep tee and short set have a relaxed look, almost as if you’re wearing your favorite lived-in T-shirt and gym shorts. Don’t be fooled though—RicherPoorer’s sleep set will definitely raise your sleepwear standards thanks to the ultra soft, ribbed knit rayon fabric. Rayon is derived from wood pulp, and it’s known for its cool touch and ability to absorb moisture, which means that these PJs are a good choice for those who get night sweats.

However, you should know that these shorts are made with built-in underwear and they have a small inseam, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea. They also only go up to a size XL, so the sizing isn’t as inclusive as some other options.

Price at time of publish: $96

Product Details:

  • Material: Rayon
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Care: Machine wash, hang dry

Athleta Calm Cool Cami

Athleta Calm Cool Shorts With Calm Cool Cami

Athleta

Silky and lightweight, Athleta’s Calm Cool Cami will stay cool to the touch all night long. This pajama top is made with cupro rayon, which is a lightweight fabric made from recycled materials that allows for plenty of airflow to release body heat and keep you dry while sleeping.

There's also a matching pair of shorts available, both of which have a luxe quality to them thanks to their satin-like finish, and come in sizes XXS-3X. We do wish there was more color variety, but Athleta does offer three muted hues—tawny rose, black, and quarry blue.

Price at time of publish: $54

Product Details:

  • Material: Cupro rayon 
  • Sizes: XXS-3X
  • Care: Machine wash and dry

Sijo SoftStretch Short Sleeve Tee

Sijo SoftStretch Short Sleeve Tee

Sijo

Sijo calls their stretchy T-shirt a “hot sleeper’s staple,” and we’re inclined to agree. It's made with eucalyptus-derived Tencel lyocell, a sustainable fabric that has moisture-wicking and cooling properties. Your Tencel pajamas will stay cool to the touch all night long, even in summer heat. The T-shirt is soft, roomy, and comfortable, and it gets comfier with every spin cycle. You can also buy matching shorts to complete the look.

However, you should know that natural fabrics like Tencel are prone to pilling, so Sijo recommends that you wash them separately from clothing with zippers or other harsh fabrics so they stay soft and smooth for as long as possible.

Price at time of publish: $40

Product Details:

  • Material: Tencel lyocell, elastane
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Care: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, tumble dry low

Dagsmejan Sleep T-Shirt

Sleep Shirt

Dagsmejan

Dagsmejan’s cooling pajamas are made with their special NATTCOOL fabric, which is designed to be eight times more breathable than cotton. Plus, it’s quick-drying in case you sweat a lot at night. We specifically like that it has a tag-less design, has a size range that goes up to 2XL, and can be purchased with matching pants or shorts. The one downside is price: These PJs aren’t the most budget-friendly, but they're constructed from top-tier fabrics that are made to last.

Price at time of publish: $96

Product Details:

  • Material: Eucalyptus lyocell, elastane/lycra
  • Sizes: XS-2XL
  • Care: Machine wash, hang dry

Cosabella Bella Short Sleeve Top & Boxer Pajama Set

Cosabella Bella Short Sleeve Top & Boxer Pajama Set

Cosabella

Made from lightweight cotton, this tee and shorts duo from Cosabella will have you drifting off to dreamland in no time. The bulk of these PJs are made with Pima cotton, which is made from longer fabric fibers that lends itself to a buttery touch. This type of cotton feels airy and breathable, like you’re hardly wearing pajamas.

The pajama top and matching shorts also feature satin piping which adds a cute, classy detail. While we like how Cosabella’s PJs go up to a size 3X, we do wish that their shorts had a drawstring to make them adjustable. The shorts are also pretty, well, short, which not everyone will be comfortable with. But if you’re looking for button-down sleepwear that’s as soft as your favorite sheets, you can’t go wrong with this set.

Price at time of publish: $98

Product Details:

  • Material: Pima cotton, modal
  • Sizes: XS-3X
  • Care: Machine wash cold, hang to dry

Soma Cool Nights Long Sleeve Pajama Set

Soma Cool Nights Long Sleeve Pajama Set

Soma

Just because you’re in need of moisture-wicking pajamas doesn’t mean that you don't want to be cozy at night. Enter Soma’s long-sleeved PJ set—it's made with rayon, which is a soft, lightweight, and moisture-wicking fabric. It also doesn’t stick to skin, which can make waking up in the morning just a little bit more pleasant if you deal with night sweats. It doesn’t pill either, even if washed regularly, so you’ll get years of use out of your pajamas.

This PJ set goes up to an XXL, which is around a size 20-22, and the pants come with three inseam lengths, so petite and tall shoppers don’t have to deal with pants that are too short or long. Additionally, if you aren't a fan of the pattern, Soma’s Cool Nights line has lots of other cooling pajama sets that come in different colors, styles, and more.

Price at time of publish: $84

Product Details:

  • Material: Rayon, spandex
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Care: Machine wash

Pact All Ease Sleep Set

Pact All Ease Sleep Set

Pact

Airy and effortless, this pajama set from Pact is made of exquisitely soft cotton that’s certified organic by GOTS, so you can sleep soundly knowing that no pesticides or harsh chemicals were used in the making of your PJs. This set features a loose-fitting tank top and flared pajama pants, so it’s great for when the seasons change and you need something a little warmer, but still breathable. And, if it gets too hot or cold, you can mix and match with some comfy shorts or long-sleeved top to stay at your ideal temperature.

Price at time of publish: $84

Product Details:

  • Material: Organic cotton
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Lilysilk Phoebe Washable Silk Short Pajama Set

Lilysilk Phoebe Washable Silk Short Pajama Set

Lilysilk

By now, you’ve probably heard of the skin and hair benefits that a silk pillow can offer, so why not take it a step further with silk pajamas? This luxe set from Lilysilk oozes luxury and is made with Oeko-Tex certified Grade 6A Mulberry silk, which is the highest quality of silk available, to keep you cool. Silk is a naturally cooling material because it doesn’t absorb moisture or stick to your skin, making it ideal for sweaty or hot sleepers. It’s also hypoallergenic, so it’s a good choice for those with skin sensitivities or allergies.

While silk is known to be a smooth and luxurious fabric, Lilysilk makes their pajamas feel even fancier by adding mother of pearl buttons and optional monogramming. They also offer size customizations to ensure that you have a perfect fit. However, they do recommend you dry clean your pajamas, and they aren’t the best choice for pet owners, as the silk can snag on their claws.

Price at time of publish: $129

Product Details:

  • Material: Mulberry silk
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Care: Dry clean recommended, or hand wash or machine wash with a garment bag in lukewarm water, hang dry

Sheex Open Back Long Sleeve Tee

Sheex Open Back Long Sleeve Tee

Amazon

Sheex is known for their bed sheets, which are made with their signature polyester performance fabric that wicks away moisture and regulates your temperature throughout the night. Their sleepwear is also made with this fabric, which is wrinkle-resistant too, so it’ll appeal to those who like nice, good-looking pajamas. Style-wise, the long-sleeve tee resembles activewear, so you could roll right out of bed and head to the gym. It also have a tag-free design to maximize comfort.

You can also purchase this pair of joggers, which have a convenient hidden pocket at the back waist that is perfect for stowing away your smartphone or cards. The fabric does have a bit of a sheen, which may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s entirely machine-washable, making it all the more convenient.

Price at time of publish: $54

Product Details:

  • Material: Polyester, spandex
  • Sizes: S-XXL
  • Care: Machine wash, tumble dry low

Mate Tencel Sleep Tee Dress

Mate Tencel Sleep Tee Dress

Mate

Sleepwear that’s an elevated take on a roomy, worn-in T-shirt is something we can definitely get behind. Mate uses Tencel in their Sleep Tee Dress, which results in a material that’s surprisingly soft, moisture-wicking, and breathable, so it’s ideal for hot sleepers and night sweaters. When it’s time to give your sleep dress a clean, you’ll be happy to know that it can be machine-washed and tumble dried. We also like that this oversized tee comes in 7 earthy, muted colors that anyone is sure to love.

Price at time of publish: $78

Product Details:

  • Material: Tencel lyocell and organic cotton
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Serena & Lily Positano Linen Pajamas

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Serena Lily

You can’t go wrong with linen pajamas for lounging around the house, especially when they’re as comfortable and casual as this set from Serena & Lily. Their linen PJs are made with high-quality European linen that gets softer after every wash and feels luxurious against the skin. Linen has an almost-magical ability to keep you cool when it gets hot out, so these pajamas will stay breezy even during the summer months, and they'll wick away moisture too.

However, the size selection is limited, and we wish that they had a few more color options to choose from. Still, the shades of blue that Serena & Lily carries are nice and vibrant, and they’re Oeko-Tex certified which means they’re free from harmful chemicals.

Price at time of publish: $148

Product Details:

  • Material: European flax linen
  • Sizes: XS-L
  • Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry

JJ Winks Girl Trip Nightgown

JJ Winks Girl Trip Nightgown

JJ Winks

The JJ Winks Girl Trip nightgown is made with modal fabric derived from beech trees that feels soft and gentle on the skin. Modal fabric is moisture-wicking and breathable, making this airy nightgown ideal for sleepers who live in warm climates or who deal with night sweats. What sets this nightgown apart from other options is that it’s designed with a built-in shelf bra for light support, so you can sleep comfortably and bra-free. When it comes to caring for your nightgown, JJ Winks recommends machine washing in a garment bag and drying on low heat, and notes to avoid hanging your nightgown from its straps.

Price at time of publish: $110

Product Details:

  • Material: Modal, spandex
  • Sizes: XS-XL
  • Care: Machine wash cold in garment bag, tumble dry low

The Company Store Legends Luxury Pima Cotton Women’s Button-Down Shorts Set

The Company Store Legends Luxury Pima Cotton Women’s Button-Down Shorts Set

The Company Store

This PJ shorts set from The Company Store is made with luxuriously soft Pima cotton that’s cozy, yet still breathable. Since Pima cotton is made with longer fabric fibers, it’s more durable than other tops of cotton, so it can stand up to wear from tossing and turning all night long. It’s also moisture-wicking, which will keep you dry throughout the night.

The Company Store prides itself on using the best manufacturers around, and their pajamas are no different. They’re expertly cut and sewn so they look fitted, not frumpy. Some people may find the shorts to be a tad short, but they have a drawstring so they can be adjusted to your liking, and they have deep pockets, too.

Price at time of publish: $89

Product Details:

  • Material: Pima cotton
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Care: Machine wash on gentle cycle, tumble dry low

Chill Angel Merino RnR Long Sleeved Sleep Top

Chill Angel Merino RnR Long Sleeved Sleep Top

Chill Angel

Wool may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cooling materials, but Gopinath tells us that “wool as a fiber has a fantastic capacity to wick moisture.” Chill Angel’s crew neck, which can be paired with the brand's lounge pants, are made with lightweight and temperature-regulating Merino wool, so you won’t get too hot or cold at night.

While long-sleeved wool pajamas may not be the best choice for those who live in hot climates, they can help keep cold weather sleepers warm while mitigating night sweats. It’s important to note that wool is a delicate fabric that’s prone to pilling without proper care. Chill Angel recommends machine washing and line drying their garments, but the more you wash them, the faster they’ll break down over time.

Price at time of publish: $105

Product Details:

  • Material: Merino wool
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Care: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, line dry

How to Shop for Cooling Pajamas Like a Pro

Type

There’s no one “best” set of cooling pajamas—it comes down to your sleeping habits and needs. For example, if you find yourself waking up with night sweats during the winter months, you may opt for a pair of long-sleeved pajamas made with lyocell, which will keep you warm while wicking away moisture. But if you’re just looking for a summer pair of PJs, you’ll probably want to go with a short sleeve or nightgown option. Determine what sleepwear you find to be most comfortable before shopping for cooling pajamas to narrow down your search.

Material

Cooling pajamas come in lots of different materials, with some better suited to certain needs than others. Cotton is a good fabric for people who just want to stay a little cooler at night—it’s lightweight and breathable, but it’s not as adept at moisture-wicking as fabrics like Tencel, which is the brand name of lyocell. Gopinath calls Tencel—a fabric that’s made from wood pulp fibers—“a beautiful smooth, soft, breathable material.” Tencel manufacturers will take “all those fibers, mush it into a pulp, and then extract that part as a strand of yarn through a chemical process.” The strands are then processed in a manner similar to rayon, where it’s “passed through a spinneret with chemicals and it comes out the other end as a strand that we love.”

If you’re looking for pajamas to help mitigate night sweats, Gopinath stresses the importance of looking for moisture-wicking fabrics. Fabrics like Tencel, linen, and nylon dispel moisture and heat from your body, helping you to stay cool at night. If you compare cotton to a moisture-wicking fabric, “it's going to pull the moisture away from your body so you cool down fast,” Gopinath explains.

Gopinath also recommends looking for words like "stretch’"when shopping for pajamas, which can denote how comfortable they are. “Anytime you look at any label that has stretch in it, it'll say three percent or five percent spandex or lycra. A little bit of stretch materials doesn't change the breathability of the material, but it does add comfort in terms of what we call ‘stretch comfort.’”

If you’re looking for pajamas that can adapt to different types of weather, Gopinath suggests going with a linen set. “Linen has the ability to retain your body heat in the winter and give it up in the summer,” making it a smart choice for those who live in places with cold winters and hot summers.

Size Range

Most cooling pajama manufacturers cater to the classic S-XL sizes, but there are still plenty of options if you’re plus-sized or petite. Nowadays, more retailers are beginning to expand into plus and petite sizes. In general, large retailers will cater to a more diverse size range than a smaller business. If you find yourself needing a particular size that may be hard to come by, it may be helpful to look on a website like Amazon where you can search for a specific size to narrow down their inventory.

Care

Since the materials of cooling pajamas differ so vastly, it’s always best to check the care instructions on the label before washing your PJs. Most pajamas will be machine-washable, but some may instruct you to lay flat to dry. While you could probably get away with washing them on a gentle cycle with no heat, letting your pajamas air dry will help you get the most longevity out of them.

Take Our Word for It

This article was written by Jen Woo, a freelance design, lifestyle, and culture writer and content strategist with over 10 years of experience. To write this article, she thoroughly researched cooling pajamas and considered factors like type, material, and size range to make her top picks. For expert insight on how to shop for cooling pajamas, Jen spoke to Preeti Gopinath, associate textiles professor at The New School’s Parsons School of Design.

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