The cotton nightie you need for a comfortable sleep: 'Three cheers for a soft, lightweight, pure cotton nightdress'

This cool, cotton nightie is selling fast. (John Lewis & Partners)

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Finding it hard to get to sleep at night in this hot weather? You’re not alone.

While there are numerous things you can do, such as switching to a lighter summer duvet or purchasing a fan, changing what you wear to bed can also help.

One of the NHS’ tips for coping in hot weather is to “wear light, loose-fitting cotton clothes” - and the same applies for sleepwear.

Instead of wearing heavy jersey fabrics, try switching to sleepwear made out of cotton as it’s cool, soft and breathable.

Like many women, we started searching online for the best cotton sleepwear options and came across an affordable £35 John Lewis & Partners Pilli Cotton Nightdress that is selling fast.

Why we rate the product

Made out of 100% cotton, the light nightdress not only features short sleeves, but also, a comfortable loose midi length. 

It’s delicate embroidery and subtle polka dot detail also adds a sartorial spin - and, for only £35, is already proving to be very popular. 

The nightie in blue has already sold out completely in sizes 8-20, while the white style is selling fast. 

The garment also has an impressive 4.6/5 rating, customers saying the quality, style and value are excellent. 

How the product works

Cotton allows better air circulation due to its lightweight and loose-fitted nature.

This helps to absorb sweat and help the body to cool down. It’s midi length also allows for optimum comfort.

What the reviews say

  • “I am so pleased to have finally found a really nice cotton nightie that is comfortable. It is lovely soft cotton , not thick and heavy , beautiful light weight. Perfect in every way.”

  • “Three cheers for a soft, lightweight, pure cotton nightdress. Comfortable, generously cut, dries quickly.”

  • “Really good in the hot weather. Washes well, nice, fresh and comfortable to wear.”

  • “So beautiful and such a good price. I actually ended up buying 2 because I loved them so much.”

    Meanwhile, other customers added that in some cases you may need to size down:

  • “Liked the product, returned once because usual size was far too large, smaller size little better. A pity because I like cotton and it seemed to be cool and comfortable.”

Buy it: John Lewis & Partners Pilli Cotton Nightdress | £35 

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