What are Night Sweats Pajamas?

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Night sweats pajamas, also known as wicking sleepwear, are specially designed sleeping garments designed for menopausal women. Though not as common, night sweats pajamas are also produced for men. Some brands include odor eating technology to prevent sweat-induced body odor. A variety of styles exist, and it is impossible to tell by sight alone that these pajamas are different from normal sleepwear. They are most readily available for purchase from online retailers.

Menopausal women will randomly experience hot flashes during the day and night sweats as they sleep. Though the intense feeling of heat is more likely to wake a woman from sleep, cold and clammy skin produced by cooled sweat can have the same effect. To prevent this, night sweats pajamas wick away sweat as it as produced, keeping a woman comfortable throughout the night. One must remember, though, that these pajamas are merely a palliative remedy, and women whose night sweats become progressively worse should see their doctor.

As night sweats pajamas absorb sweat, they also absorb the body's odors. To reduce noticeable smell the next morning, some manufacturers have included odor eating technology in the garment's fibers. The wearer or those she is around is not disturbed by body odor. This added feature, created through nanotechnology, is unnoticeable. Cleaning instructions, too, are no different.


A few manufacturers of night sweats pajamas make pajamas specifically for men. As men do not go through menopause, a variety of reasons, including obesity, sweat gland disorder and even warm climate, prompt men to buy these pajamas. The pajamas function in an identical manner, extracting moisture and keeping the skin dry. An odor eating feature is also available on men's pajamas.

Women are able to buy night sweats pajamas in nearly every style they would find shopping for normal pajamas. The shopping experience is no different, but as these pajamas are specialized, the price can be up to twice as much when compared with a similarly styled normal garment. The shopping experience for men is the opposite. The smaller market significantly restricts choices. Yet men, like women, can expect to pay more for their garments and a better night's sleep.


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Post 3

I don't think that night sweats pajamas absorb odor, I think they prevent it in the first place. It's really not a solution to health issues that cause this symptom though. It's best to see a doctor first, before trying to cover up the problem with things like this.

Post 2

@stoneMason-- I have one and it does make a difference. I highly recommend it to you.

Now, like the article said, these pajamas aren't going to prevent you from sweating, but they do wick away the moisture immediately so the skin stays dry. This means that you won't have to change your pajamas in the middle of the night.

I also suggest switching to air-wicking bed sheets and pillow cases. They do exist and they are additionally helpful.

Post 1

I would have never considered buying these types of pajamas before menopause but now I am seriously considering it. Ever since I've entered menopause, it has become more and more difficult to get a good night's sleep because of the hot flashes. More than the hot flashes and the sweating, I find the subsequent coldness and dampness the most bothersome. I get up at least once a night because of the night sweats and I have to change my shirt and pajama pants in the middle of the night. I'm tired of having my sleep disturbed and I'm tired of doing laundry so often. I think I will give these pajamas a try and hope that they make a difference.

Is anyone here using them? Do they really work?

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