Bedtime stories: children’s pyjamas

Science points to the health benefits of Merino wool, making it perfect for bedtime

Baby Talk

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The importance of sleep for children can never be overestimated. It helps concentration during the day, aids memory and information retention and most importantly it’s how they recharge the batteries to face a brand new day of adventures. Providing them with what they need to achieve the most restful sleep possible is one of the best things a parent can do for their children. And the simplest way to do this is to choose pyjamas and sleepwear conducive to a truly restful sleep.

Science backs Merino

A three-year study conducted by the University of Sydney unequivocally proved the benefits that come from wearing Merino wool sleepwear. Researchers found that Merino wool sleepwear led to improvements in total sleep time and sleep efficiency. These improvements can be directly linked to the inherent benefits of Merino’s softness and temperature regulating properties.


Being comfortable is the first step in getting a good night’s sleep, so it goes without saying that the best sleepwear for children should be soft and unrestrictive. Merino wool is one of the world’s softest fibres making it ideal for sleepwear that is luxuriously comfortable.

Heat regulation

Overheating is one the most common reasons that can cause children to suffer from inadequate, or broken, sleep. Too many blankets and pyjamas made from unbreathable synthetics are the most common causes.

Merino wool has natural breathability and is reactive to body temperatures making Merino perfect for both summer and winter pyjamas. Tiny pockets of air trapped between the fibres of Merino create a warm barrier around the body against the chill of winter nights. In summer, Merino helps cool the body down as it transfers moisture vapour away from the body, creating a natural ventilation system.

Naturally hypoallergenic

Merino is made up of natural keratins, the same kind found in human hair. Children with sensitive skin or allergies can benefit from Merino’s hypoallergenic properties to experience a more comfortable sleep. Skin conditions such as psoriasis can be exacerbated by synthetic fibres.

Choosing pyjamas made from superfine Merino wool can help alleviate the itchiness, discomfort and help keep allergic reactions under control which can help create a much more relaxed state perfect for sleeping.

Discover more about why superfine Merino wool is good for skin in The Woolmark Company’s latest clinical studies.


Photography Fam Veld. | Illustration Barry Allen Patenaude

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