Like most sleepers, I have a problem at night. I sleep hot-like, wake-up-out-in-the-middle-of-the-night-hot-and have to crawl under my bed to sleep. I can stick my foot out of the covers a few times a night, trying spirits and cold alike, but the periods of rest are short.
Because of this mess, I like to sleep in a T-shirt or an old tank top. Anything with long sleeves makes me feel inadequate, which is unfortunate. There’s nothing I’d love more than being a real, grown woman who does things like wear matching clothes, wash her hair before bed, and put lotion on her hands before bed.
Lunya’s clothes, in all their glory, followed me around the internet for months. Finally, I gave up. Now I have to admit that the washed Lunya silk makes me the professional of my dreams.
Every year at Christmas, I unwrap pajamas from Santa, my grandma, or my mom. They were always beautiful, always helpful…and very warm. Every time I open Instagram, I see Lunya pajamas, but were they worth almost $200?
The answer was: Maybe. Deborah Young, a textile expert who has worked for many years, says that people sleeping in hot climates should prioritize fabrics with high absorbency. Silk is thinner than cotton or rayon pajamas and can retain 30 percent of its weight in moisture. It removes all the moisture from our shaking, turning bodies.
I know I’m not the only one who is overwhelmed. The science may be inconclusive, but studies show that anywhere from 10 to 41 percent of people report sweating at night. There are many reasons for this, from the medications you take to the way you change your diet. But I was so happy to finally be able to wear cute pajamas without such a struggle.
When I got it out of the package, I liked the feel of it. It felt like the jungle scenes pulled the fabric together expertly—there was enough weight to enjoy the soft, buttery texture, but not too much. The back of the shirt and the sides of the shorts have slits, allowing my legs to move at night, and giving my back access to cool air when needed. I’ve never once woken up and had to unzip a pant leg or unbutton a shirt around my stomach. (Yeah, sorry.)