The 25 Best Cooling Pajamas of 2023 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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There is no denying the benefits of sleeping naked, especially if you’re a hot sleeper, struggle with night sweats, face hot flashes, or live in a warm climate. However, if you prefer to not bare it all a pair of cooling pajamas is a great option because it 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.

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 a 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 these pajama shorts will also help those sleeping in hot climates from overheating at night, and they’ll continue to get softer with each wash.

Price at time of publish: $138

Material: Tencel modal, spandex | Size Range: XS–XL | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

WiWi Women's Bamboo Nightgown



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 this 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: $33

Material: Bamboo viscose, spandex | Size Range: S–4X | Care: Machine wash cold, line dry or tumble dry cool

Parade Breezy Sleep 2-Piece Set

Parade Breezy Sleep 2-Piece Set


Parade’s Breezy Sleep 2-Piece Set is made from the brand’s Luxe Satin fabric, which is a blend of recycled polyester and elastane. Polyester isn’t typically very breathable, but it’s lightweight and has water-repellant properties to manage nighttime sweating. It also feels exceptionally silky and smooth against the skin.

This set comes with a scoop-neck cami that has adjustable straps and a pair of high-waisted shorts with an elastic waistband and a drawstring. You can mix and match sizes and colors in this set, so it’s perfect for people who wear different sizes in tops and bottoms. 

Price at time of publish: $50

Material: Recycled polyester and elastane | Size Range: XS–3X | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Quince European Linen Pajama Set



This linen set from Quince is so chic that it barely even registers 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

Material: European flax linen | Size Range: XS–XL | Care: Machine wash, tumble dry low

JJ Winks Girl Trip Nightgown



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

Material: Modal, spandex | Size Range: XS–XL | Care: Machine wash cold in garment bag, tumble dry low

Latuza Women's V-neck Sleepwear Pajama Set



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

Material: Bamboo viscose, spandex | Size Range: S–4X | Care: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, do not tumble dry

Lunya Washable Silk Set

Lunya Washable Silk Set


This relaxed-fit tank and short set is made from 100 percent mulberry silk, which is thermoregulating, lightweight, cool to the touch, and, most importantly, machine-washable. This pajama set has pretty yet minimalist detailing, with slits on the side of the shorts and the back of the tank top. All of Lunya’s washable silk products are made with dyes certified by Bluesign, which means they meet high standards for sustainability and worker safety. 

To keep your silk pajamas in good shape, Lunya recommends washing them inside out and in a mesh laundry bag. Launder with similar soft fabrics, using cold water and a low spin, and lay flat to dry.

Price at time of publish: $188

Material: Mulberry silk | Size Range: XS–2X | Care: Hand wash or machine wash cold, lay flat to dry

Lake Pima Shorts Set

Lake Pima Shorts Set


This relaxed-fit tee and shorts set from Lake is made from 100 percent Pima cotton, which is “just cotton that's commonly grown in America,” according to associate textiles professor Preeti Gopinath. It does have certain differentiating characteristics from other types of cotton, though: “Each fiber is fairly long, so you get smooth materials when you work with [it],” she says, which lends itself to a softer touch. 

The cooling pajama set is available in a variety of striped and floral designs, and it has a smooth, silky feel that’s breathable and cozy. Because the fabric can shrink the first time you wash it (usually in length rather than width, due to how it’s made), the brand recommends sizing up if you are typically between sizes. 

Price at time of publish: $94

Material: Pima cotton | Size Range: XXS–XXL | Care: Machine wash delicate, lay flat to dry

Sheex Open Back Long Sleeve Tee



Sheex is known for its bed sheets, which are made with the brand's signature polyester performance fabric that wicks away moisture and regulates your temperature throughout the night. Its 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 has 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

Material: Polyester, spandex | Size Range: S–XXL | Care: Machine wash, tumble dry low

Cuyana Organic Pima Sleep Shorts

Organic Pima Sleep Shorts


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

Material: Organic Pima cotton | Size Range: XS–XL | Care: Machine wash cold in delicate cycle, lay flat to dry

Printfresh Short Sleep Set


Print Fresh

This gorgeous sleep set is made from 100 percent organic cotton poplin and comes in a range of colorful designs (think: Hummingbird Haven and Strawberry Fields) that are hand-printed in India. The shorts (which have pockets!) are mid-rise with a 2.25-inch inseam, and they have an elastic waistband with a drawstring. The short-sleeved top has a relaxed fit and cute collar detail without the deep V-neck seen in some other collared pajama styles. Plus, the female-founded company offers extended sizing, ranging from XXS to 6X. 

Price at time of publish: $148

Material: Organic cotton poplin | Size Range: XXS–6X | Care: Wash on delicate, tumble dry low

Parachute Linen Top



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 this top has long sleeves and the matching linen pants are full-length, they’ll still keep you cool even if you’re sleeping in the 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

Material: European flax linen | Size Range: XS–3X | Care: Machine wash, hang dry

Cozy Earth Rib-Knit Bamboo Boyfriend Sleep Dress



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 this sleep dress stays cool to the touch and prevents night sweats. In fact, Cozy Earth is so confident in its cooling sleepwear that the brand offers a risk-free, 100-night trial, so you can be sure that this is the right nightgown 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: $135

Material: Bamboo viscose, spandex | Size Range: XS–3XL | Care: Machine wash cold, machine dry normal

Athleta Calm Cool Cami

Athleta Calm Cool Shorts With Calm Cool Cami


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, and both have a luxe quality thanks to their satin-like finish. The PJ separates come in sizes XXS–3X, although we do wish there was more color variety—Athleta only offers three muted hues.

Price at time of publish: $54

Material: Cupro rayon | Size Range: XXS–3X | Care: Machine wash and dry

Cosabella Bella Short Sleeve Top & Boxer Pajama Set



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 is made with Pima cotton, which is made from longer fabric fibers that lead 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 its 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

Material: Pima cotton, modal | Size Range: XS–3X | Care: Machine wash cold, hang to dry

Sijo SoftStretch Short Sleeve Tee



Sijo calls its 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

Material: Tencel lyocell, elastane | Size Range: XS–XXL | Care: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, tumble dry low

Dagsmejan Sleep T-Shirt



Dagsmejan’s cooling pajamas are made with the brand's 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

Material: Eucalyptus lyocell, elastane/lycra | Size Range: XS–2XL | Care: Machine wash, hang dry

Soma Cool Nights Short Sleeve Top & Pants Set



This pajama set is made from Soma’s Cool Nights fabric, a combination of rayon and spandex designed for a lightweight, breezy feel. The material won’t stick to your 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 these PJs.

The set includes a scoop-neck top with short sleeves and pants that have pockets and an elastic waistband. Even though the T-shirts are all solid colors, the coordinating pants only come in patterns. You can check out the rest of the brand's Cool Nights line for more cooling pajamas that come in different colors and styles.

Price at time of publish: $82

Material: Rayon, spandex | Size Range: XS–XXL | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low 

Lilysilk 22 Momme Summer Women's Silk Pajamas Set

Lilysilk 22 Momme Summer Women Silk Pajamas Set


By now, you’ve probably heard of the skin and hair benefits that a silk pillowcase 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 (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 its pajamas feel even fancier by adding mother of pearl buttons and optional monogramming. The brand also offers size customizations to ensure that you have a perfect fit. However, keep in mind that dry cleaning is recommended. These pajamas aren’t the best choice for pet owners either, as the silk can snag on their claws.

Price at time of publish: $179

Material: Mulberry silk | Size Range: XS–XXL | Care: Dry clean recommended, or hand wash or machine wash with a garment bag in lukewarm water, hang dry

Mate The Label Tencel Sleep Tee Dress

Sleepwear that’s an elevated take on a roomy, worn-in T-shirt is something we can definitely get behind. Mate uses Tencel in its 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 six earthy, muted colors that anyone is sure to love.

Price at time of publish: $88

Material: Tencel lyocell and organic cotton | Size Range: XS–XL | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

Serena & Lily Positano Linen Pajamas

Serena & Lily Positano Linen Pajamas

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. These 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: $168

Material: European flax linen | Size Range: XS–L | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry

Pact All Ease Sleep Set

Pact All Ease Sleep Set


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 cozy yet breathable. And, if it gets too hot or cold, you can mix and match with some comfy shorts or a long-sleeved top to stay at your ideal temperature.

Price at time of publish: $84

Material: Organic cotton | Size Range: XS–XXL | Care: Machine wash cold, tumble dry low

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 and plaid patterns, 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

Material: Pima cotton | Size Range: XXS–XXL | Care: Machine wash cold on delicate cycle, lay flat to dry

Little Sleepies Pastel Rainbows Women’s Sleep Shirt

Little Sleepies Pastel Rainbows Women’s Sleep Shirt

Little Sleepies

This long-sleeved sleep shirt from Little Sleepies is made with the brand’s proprietary Lunaluxe fabric, which is a blend of bamboo viscose and spandex that’s designed to feel gentle, soft, breathable, and stretchy. The nightgown hits just above the knee so your legs will stay cool, and the button-down front is especially practical for nursing moms. Plus, there’s no itchy interior tag. 

Price at time of publish: $56

Material: Bamboo viscose, spandex | Size Range: XS–3X | Care: Machine wash cold, line dry or tumble dry low

Chill Angel Merino RnR Long Sleeved Sleep Top



Wool may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cooling materials, but Gopinath says 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, is 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 its garments, but the more you wash them, the faster they’ll break down over time.

Price at time of publish: $105

Material: Merino wool | Size Range: XS–XXL | Care: Machine wash cold on gentle cycle, line dry

How to Shop for Cooling Pajamas Like a Pro


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.


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. Preeti Gopinath, associate textiles professor at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, 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 smaller businesses. 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 the inventory.


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. This article was updated by Nina Bahadur, a writer, editor, and PJ connoisseur based in NYC.

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