An integral part of your sleep ecosystem, what you wear to bed is important. Yet, many of us just wear whatever shorts and t-shirt are laying around as sleepwear. They may not be dirty, per se, but they may not be quite clean either. The perfect pajamas, right? Hmmm.
As kids, we always looked forward to getting cozy in our jammies (often stinky ones). But as we got older and busier, deciding what to wear to bed became less of a happy ritual and more of a chore. Something that got in the way. Which is how many people feel about sleep itself.
Now, with all the new research revealing just how critical sleep is to our wellbeing, and how dangerous sleep deprivation is to our overall health, more and more people are doing everything they can to enable and optimize sleep.
This is where Dēp Slēpwear comes in.
As a function-first sleepwear brand, our sole focus is to help people sleep better, not just look cute on the way to bed. With every garment we make, our goal is to mitigate distractions and promote sustained sleep all through the night.
Along the way, we considered a lot of materials:
Cotton - But it can be heavy, retains moisture, is slow to dry, and has a high friction rating which doesn't move well over your sleep surface.
Bamboo - But it also has a high friction rating, does not dry quickly, can have durability issues, and caring for it can be a chore.
Linen - Hard to work with, wrinkles easily, not always comfortable on skin, no stretch, difficult to care for.
Polyester - This is what performance apparel is made from, and it has all the qualities that make it great for sleepwear:
Moisture-wicking properties: Polyester tends to be moisture-wicking, which means it can effectively pull sweat away from your body and allow it to evaporate. This can help keep you dry and comfortable throughout the night, especially if you're prone to night sweats or live in a humid environment.
Quick-drying: Due to its moisture-wicking abilities, polyester fabrics dry relatively quickly after being washed. This feature makes it convenient for those who prefer to wash their bedding frequently.
Low friction: The slippery feel of polyester allows it to move easily over any sleep surface, minimizing the need for adjustments and limiting disruptions throughout the night.
Low maintenance: Polyester is easy to care for, just wash in the cold cycle and tumble dry on low, making it a practical choice for busy individuals.
Hypoallergenic: Polyester is considered hypoallergenic, as it resists mold and mildew growth, and it doesn't attract dust mites. This can be beneficial for people with allergies or respiratory sensitivities.
Durability: Polyester is a robust material that can withstand frequent washing and extended use without losing its shape or color. It's known for its longevity compared to some natural fabrics.
So, what should YOU wear to bed? Well, every body is different, and what you wear to bed should be comfortable on YOU and work for YOUR particular needs.
And, because of all the reasons noted above, what we chose to create our function-first sleepwear out of, and what we choose to wear to bed, is our specific polyester/spandex blend.
We hope this helps you sleep.