Keep cool and look cute in these 8 best breathable summer PJs

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Rest easy in these top sleepwear picks for summer.
Rest easy in these top sleepwear picks for summer.

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If we were to rank a list of the "most uncomfortable things," sweating during sleep comes close to the top.

While temperatures continue to climb, it's all about finding ways to keep cool at nighttime. (No wonder why sleep is a near $80 billion-dollar industry!)

On top of dealing with an unseasonably hot bedroom, women generally have a tougher time getting a good night's rest, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

27 million women experience menopause each year, and triggers like alcohol, spicy foods, and anxiety can cause a change in hormone levels that result in hot flashes. 

This sudden feeling of warmth in the upper body can also cause sweating, and at night, that's no bueno

But what if there were ultra-breathable PJs that kept you cool at night, no matter what? 

Good news! There are pyjamas that'll do just that, and we gave awards to the best of the best. Here's an overview of our favourite brands across categories.

Best printed sets: Desmond & Dempsey

Best affordable sustainable options: Sleepytime

Best versatile sets: Summersalt

Best oversized-tees: Lunya

Best nightdresses: Become

Best nightgowns: Yala

Best cropped pants: Lusomé

Best for pregnancy/nursing: Hatch

Best printed sets: Desmond & Dempsey

Desmond & Dempsey Short Pyjamas Set in Ravenala Print Sand
Desmond & Dempsey Short Pyjamas Set in Ravenala Print Sand

Luxury loungewear brand Desmond & Dempsey only works with top-quality cottons when crafting pyjama sets. The Ravenala short combo is made from 100 per cent linen, which is light and breezy for the summertime. With an elastic/drawstring waistband and front pockets, it's practical for all-day wear.

Actual customer review: "Great quality, fits very well."

SHOP IT: Desmond & Dempsey, $285

Best affordable sustainable options: Sleepytime

Sleepytime 3-Piece Double Vector Women's Solid Bamboo Pyjamas in Black
Sleepytime 3-Piece Double Vector Women's Solid Bamboo Pyjamas in Black

Voted "Best Overall" when it comes to cooling pyjamas for women, Sleepytime's soft bamboo fabric provides a smooth, hypoallergenic touch that's ideal for sensitive skin. Bamboo-derived viscose also helps to keep you cool at night by wicking moisture away. Bonus: It stays fresh and odour-free, and so does this three-piece set

SHOP IT: Amazon, from $67

Best versatile sets: Summersalt

Summersalt The All Day & Night Shorts Set in Peony
Summersalt The All Day & Night Shorts Set in Peony

Summersalt is the brand to shop for versatile PJ sets that can double as loungewear. The buttery soft fabric, forgiving fit, pockets, and cheery colour of The All Day & Night Set were designed with maximum comfort in mind. 

Actual customer review: "I absolutely love this PJ set. I was looking for a shorts set I could also lounge in with the kids on lazy weekends, and these fit the bill perfectly. They’re super soft and the waistband doesn’t dig in at all."

SHOP IT: Summersalt, $85

Best oversized tees: Lunya

Lunya Cool Every Body Tee in White
Lunya Cool Every Body Tee in White

Even after multiple wears, Lunya's Cool Every Body Tee stays fresh. It comes in six different neutral colours - as do most of the brands products - and everything is made with natural, organic, and sustainable materials.

Actual customer review: "I LOVE this tee. I am an incredibly hot sleeper (like a mini furnace) and often sweat through the night, even in the middle of winter. This tee is the first thing that has helped with that. I plan to slowly replace my worn out college sleeping T-shirts with this tee."

SHOP IT: Lunya, $120

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Best nightdresses: Become

Become Anti-Flush Night Dress in Black
Become Anti-Flush Night Dress in Black

Carefully made from women going through menopause, Become's Anti-Flush Technology alleviates the symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats by cooling the skin, wicking away moisture, controlling odour, and releasing heat back onto the skin during the "post-flush chill". The seam-free Anti-Flush Night Dress is so light, you can barely feel that it's on. 

Actual customer review: "These clothes really do what they claim to. Lovely material and so comfortable to wear. thank you for making life mere tolerable!"

SHOP IT: Become, $59

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Best nightgowns: Yala

Yala Molly Sleeveless Bamboo Nightgown in Black
Yala Molly Sleeveless Bamboo Nightgown in Black

For full-length nightgowns, sustainable brand Yala is the place to shop. The sleeveless bamboo Molly Nightgown is simple, soft, breathable, and feels like a second skin. Plus, it offers a little bit of sun protection. 

Actual customer review: "Luxurious and so worth it! Definitely worth every dollar. Your night comfort should be an investment. Soft, comfortable, and surprisingly sexy. My husband loves it!"

SHOP IT: Yala, $70

Best cropped pants: Lusomé

Lusomé Serena Crop Pant in Denim Mix
Lusomé Serena Crop Pant in Denim Mix

Designed and developed by an all-female team in Montreal, Lusomé's Serena Crop Pant is made from an innovative Xirotex fabric that's proven to draw perspiration away from the skin and accelerate evaporation for instant comfort.

SHOP IT: Lusomé, $88

Best for pregnancy/nursing: Hatch

Hatch The Easy Nightgown in Ivory
Hatch The Easy Nightgown in Ivory

Chic maternity brand Hatch created The Easy Nightgown for ease of use when nursing, with a wide elasticized neckline. Its pullover shape is soft, effortless and cozy and it can be worn off one shoulder. During pregnancy, it allows you all the extra room you need. 

Actual customer review: "Super soft fabric, very comfortable. Easy to nurse in too. Will wear this all the time."

SHOP IT: Hatch, $88

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