If you haven't shopped for pajamas in a while you will be surprised at the choice available out there. Gone are the days where you would only have one pair of pajamas, in cotton, with a collar and turn-ups.
In recent years pajama ranges have exploded in all sorts of ways to give you more sleeping comfort through ever-newer fabrics and cuts.
The savvy consumer can get comfort and restful sleep throughout the year, in any climate or temperature by choosing different pajamas that are available and using them in different seasons.
Most people readily buy special jackets for very cold or hot weather, but are unaware that the same advances are available for nightwear.
Cold Weather/ Winter Pajamas
One of the most useful advances in pajama design in recent years in the use of very warm fabrics for extreme cold weather.
Full fleece or double fleece pajamas give you extra warmth along with comfort in very low temperatures - great for family visits to the log cabin up north. And these brands can come with footed pants or even hoods
Less extremely warm pajamas are also made in other fabrics such as thick cotton. These keep you warm without your having to be in artic conditions like the double fleece pajama and they are suitable as comfortable winter sleep wear for the home.
Footed pajamas might not be the sexiest looking pants in the world, but they are great for sleeping comfortably. And they are the complete solution to the “cold feet and ankles syndrome" at night.
For summer and hotter climates, silk PJs are no longer just for the rich and glamorous.
Silk is possibly the world’s best-loved cooling fabric, treasured in hot countries around the world from Italy to Japan. Certainly you should consider trying silk pajamas.
You don’t have to be rich and idle to sleep in silk and nowadays quality silk pajamas won’t cost you a fortune either.
But be warned: some people find silk pajamas almost too comfortable and relaxing.
Bernard Hopkins is the boxer who recently said: “Its hard to get up at 5am (to train) when you wear silk pajamas". Lets hope his PJs don’t damage his career.
There are loads of specialty pajamas being released all the time, especially for kids who have everything from Disney characters, to Barbie and Shrek. There are even flame resistant pajamas that appear in some children's lines!
There are some great specialty makes for adults too.
A good example is the new menopause pajamas recently created to serve the needs of newly menopausal women dealing with hot flashes. The special PJs work by “wicking" away moisture in the way that running clothes do.
So that's it. This is a small example of the “pajama solutions" now available to ensure you sleep in comfort. You can find out more from http://www.pajamasonly.com
Branka Ilech is a freelance writer and co owner of http://www.pajamasonly.com - designed to be the largest pajama directory on the internet.