Are Cotton Nighties Better than Polyester Nighties?
When choosing a nightie, you are probably usually going to come up with one of two choices? A polyester or cotton nighty. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. We discuss it here in this article to help you pick a nightie that will best suit your needs.
Cotton is incredibly soft, light and airy. If you want a nightie that is minimally intrusive, a cotton nightie is what you should get. They can be worn all year round and are easy to wash and dry in the dryer. But, a word of caution about drying though. Look for the manufacturer’s recommendation on drying temperature before you toss them in the tumble dryer. Some cotton nighties are a little delicate and do not take high heat well. They might shrink and go down in size which will then affect your sleep quality. You don’t want your nightie to be tugging and pulling at you.
While cotton nighties are generally great, they do have some disadvantages which are a deal breaker for many. One of the major drawbacks is that they don’t trap heat in. So, they might not be great for very cold winters or if you are someone that sleeps cold. There are some cotton nighties that use a brushed cotton weave. These are nighties that do a much better job of trapping heat and making cotton nighties more practical during winters.
The second most commonly available form of nighties are polyester and they are incredibly easy to maintain. You get them in a very wide range of bright colours and designs as they are easier to pattern and print on than cotton nighties. Polyester nighties also provide a little stretch to let you comfortably sleep through the night. This is very useful if you are the one that is easily woken up by your clothing pulling at your skin.
Polyester nighties do an excellent job of trapping in heat, making them great for winters or colder months.
The biggest drawback with polyester nighties is that they are not very airy. If you happen to sweat at night, polyester nighties are not at all recommended as your sweat will not have anywhere to go. They also tend to get hot under the sheets. If you are someone who gets hot easily, you might want to stick to cotton and avoid polyester.
If you want the best of both worlds when it comes to nighties, you can go for blended nighties that use both cotton and polyester. The blend is usually 55% cotton and 45% polyester. Or, you can choose cotton nighties with a fleece lining for a little extra protection against the cold during winter.
Whatever you choose, Malay Apparel UK is an excellent place to buy womens nighties. They ship for free and have the largest collection of ladies nighties in the UK, featuring over 75 nightie models. You will find cotton, polyester, fleece and nighties with different lengths, sleeve lengths and styles over there. Pricing is very, very affordable, especially for the great quality that you pay.