12 Best Cooling Pajamas That Make Hot Summer Nights Bearable
These top-rated cool pajamas will help you stay sweat-free, stylish, and super comfortable all summer long.
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Cool pajamas for hot sleepers
Summer is heating up, and that means hot nights ahead. Rather than spending a fortune to crank up the AC, though, consider a pair of cooling pajamas—ones that are designed to regulate your temperature while you sleep and wick away moisture to keep you dry. Even if you’ve already invested in one of the best cooling mattresses, these cool pajamas can help you stay comfortable all night long.
How we chose the best cooling pajamas
To find the best cooling pajamas, we read hundreds of reviews, asked our friends and colleagues what they wear once they put away their flannel pajamas for the summer, and tested many pairs ourselves. We tried everything from silk pajamas to loungewear sets, and put together a list of our favorites in a variety of fabrics, styles, and price points. Whether you’re a hot sleeper, you suffer from night sweats, or your cooling fan isn’t keeping you cool enough, here are the best pajamas for keeping you from getting hot.
Cozy Earth Short-Sleeve Bamboo Pajama Set in Stretch-Knit
When it comes to the coolest sleep company, Oprah and thousands of five-star reviewers (including us!) agree that no one beats Cozy Earth. “There are so many five-star reviews for a reason!” notes one customer. And these short-sleeve bamboo pajamas, in particular, are “well made, super soft…and so breathable—especially if you have hot flashes at night,” raves another fan. Made of viscose from bamboo, with a little spandex for stretch, the set is flattering, comfortable, and so breathable, you’ll sleep several degrees cooler. FYI, Cozy Earth also makes some of the best men’s pajamas and organic sheets.
The biggest perk? Cozy Earth is offering an exclusive discount just for Reader’s Digest readers. Take 30% off these PJs with the code RDLOUNGE through January 1, 2023.
- Customizable, so you can choose tops and bottoms in different sizes and colors
- Won’t pill
- Ethically made
- On the pricier side, but sales are frequent (use code RDLOUNGE for 30% off)
Best Amazon pick
Eberjey Gisele PJ Set
Our prediction: Eberjey’s most beloved pajamas are about to become your new favorites. An Amazon’s Choice product, the Gisele features a long-sleeve shirt and long pants made of oh-so-soft Tencel Modal jersey, which is temperature-regulating to keep you cool all night long. As one five-star reviewer says, “The fabric is the perfect weight, cool and drapey, and comfortable. Totally worth the cost!” Choose from more than a dozen colors, all of which feature classic contrasting piping.
- Won’t wrinkle, shrink, or pill
- Made from sustainable fabric
- Available in more than a dozen colors
- Needs to be hand-washed
Best for eliminating night sweats
Lusomé Ginger Cami and Cara Short
What’s most amazing about this cute Lusomé camisole and shorts set—besides its good looks—is the fact that it’s made of Xirotex, an exclusive moisture-management fabric proven to eliminate night sweats and control both moisture and odor. It’s a game changer even if you’re already sleeping on cooling bed sheets. The pieces come as separates, and the cami, which features a built-in shelf bra and adjustable straps, can multitask as a layering piece under a sweater or blouse.
- Washer- and dryer-friendly
- Tagless for extra comfort
- Built-in shelf bra and adjustable straps
- The cami isn’t available in Denim Mix Stripe
Soma Cool Nights Short-Sleeve Notch Collar and Crop Pant
This easy, breezy short-sleeve top and cropped pants are part of Soma’s Cool Nights collection and will instantly turn up the style while turning down the heat. Just looking at the adorable “Drinks on Me Orchid” print is as refreshing as sipping your favorite cocktail on the rocks. Made of rayon with spandex for stretch, these cool pajamas are light and airy and will get even softer with each wear. If you really want to make sure you don’t overheat, try slipping a cooling mattress pad on your bed too.
- Available in an expanded size range (XS to XXL)
- Sold as separates for mix-and-match sizing
- Express and next-day delivery not available for Alaska or Hawaii
Lunya Restore Short Set
This great-looking Lunya set comes with a long-sleeve tee and shorts that will instantly feel like your old favorites. They’re made of snuggly soft yet highly breathable Pima cotton infused with FDA-regulated Celliant technology, which absorbs body heat, converts it into infrared energy, and then recycles it back into your skin, helping you recharge and regenerate while you sleep. You’ll wake up feeling totally refreshed. How cool is that?! To feel even more refreshed, consider resting your head on a cooling pillow.
- Helps you recharge while you sleep
- Wide, flattering waistband
- Sustainably made
- Reviewers say the top runs a little small
Lev Baby Mama Loungewear
The sleepwear equivalent of the little black dress, this simple but stylish set is likely to become a beloved wardrobe staple. Made of bamboo to keep you cool even on the hottest nights (or days), the leggings and V-neck tee are super soft and comfortable. “These are seriously the perfect pajamas,” proclaims one five-star reviewer. “Soft, stretchy, and amazing to wear to sleep or to lounge around the house in.” The set is available in other colors and prints, but in black, it’s pretty much perfection. It also makes a particularly great gift for a mom with young children, since you can get coordinating loungewear in kiddie sizes.
- Antibacterial, anti-fungal, and odor-resistant
- Available in kids’ and men’s options as well
- Available only in sizes S to XL
LilySilk 22 Momme Summer Silk Pajamas Set
These elegant LilySilk PJs are made of 22 momme charmeuse silk, and they’re pretty much the gold standard in silk pajamas. Designed to keep you cool, the shorts and short-sleeve button-down top are smooth and glossy and feel incredibly luxurious against your skin. They come in five gem tones, each filled with thoughtful—and stylish—details like contrast piping, a notch lapel collar, and three handy pockets. By the way, silk pillowcases have a similar cooling effect, as well as the added benefits of smoothing hair and preventing wrinkles. (Really!)
- Machine washable on the gentlest cycle
- Oeko-Tex certified, so free of harmful chemicals
- Adjustable elasticized waistband
- Can’t be machine dried
Athleta Nighttime Bliss Sleep Tee and Short
This drapey tee and short are both generously sized for sleeping, yet flattering enough to wear during the day. Made of a soft Tencel Modal/Spandex blend, these lightweight and breathable cooling pajamas are available as separates, so you can mix and match sizes and colors.
“I’m utterly obsessed with this sleep shirt,” raves one five-star reviewer. “It’s very soft and comfortable, with an excellent loose fit. It keeps you cool for the perfect temp while sleeping.” Reviewers are just as obsessed with the shorts, with one commenting, “These shorts have easily become my favorite sleep shorts, and I want them in every color. The material is so light, it feels like you’re wearing nothing.” They come in three colors and are especially pretty in pink. For another summer must-have, check out these top-rated workout shorts.
- Safe to machine wash and dry
- Available in three colors
- The semi-sheer fabric may be a little too light for some
Best plus size
Cool Revolution Cooling Pajama Tank and Shorts Set
Cool Revolution describes itself as “sleepwear with life’s changes in mind,” and they’re serious about keeping you comfortable, whether you’re experiencing hot flashes or hot weather. Plus, this women-owned brand is size-inclusive, with options ranging from XS to 3XL. This tank and shorts set is made of naturally cooling rayon from bamboo, and it goes a step further with a thoughtful fit and roomy but not too revealing armholes for more air. It comes in a fresh mint…but, luckily, doesn’t cost one.
- Expanded size range
- Machine washable
- Can’t put it in the dryer
Best sleep shirt
Beyond Yoga Featherweight Hit Snooze Sleep Tee
If your sleepwear of choice is a comfy, oversized tee, we’ve got the perfect one for you. Made of an ultra soft polyester-spandex mix, it’s lightweight and moisture-wicking, making this cooling pajama top a favorite of Beyond Yoga’s design team and customers alike. “This is perfect,” writes one five-star reviewer. “It keeps you cool and comfortable, and the material is a dream. Love everything about it!” It’s available in three core colors and two seasonal ones. Pair it with your favorite leggings after you get out of bed, and you’ll never want to take it off.
- Core colors come in sizes up to 4X
- Can be machine washed and dried
- Made in the USA
- The Hibiscus Pink Heather hue only comes in sizes up to XL
Best tank and short set
Fleur’t Lounge Tank and Short Set
This stylish, flirty set from Fleur’t is simple yet sophisticated, with satin charmeuse detailing that will make you feel like a champion—minus the sweat. Made of soft-as-a-cloud Tencel Modal x Eco Soft technology fabric, it’s light and breathable, and as an added bonus, it features an integrated shelf bra for effortless support. You can also mix and match pieces if you’re looking for a long-sleeve, long-pants set or a robe to go over your ensemble.
- Ethically made
- Machine washable
- Built-in shelf bra
- Available only in sizes S to XL
Best for family matching
Kyte Baby Short-Sleeve Pajama Set
Because nights with kids can definitely get heated, why not treat the whole family to pajamas that will help them keep their cool? These cute shorties are made with the brand’s signature bamboo fabric, which is lightweight and buttery soft and will make everyone sleep like a baby. “I initially bought them to match my babies, and now they’re the only pajamas I’ll wear!” says one five-star reviewer. Other customers say they’re equally good later in life to combat hot flashes. The set comes in more than a dozen colors, and you’ll want every single one.
- Bamboo is three degrees cooler than cotton
- Sustainably made
- Air-drying is recommended
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