Pajamas Are Key to Good Sleep

Many people are aware that having high-quality, high thread count sheets makes for a better night’s sleep. But did you know that having luxurious, high-quality pajamas can also help you catch your most restful Z’s? Here’s what you should consider when purchasing the perfect pair of pajamas:pajamas-all-day-quote

Fabric Choices:

  • Cotton– This classic, all-natural fabric is lightweight, soft, and breathable, allowing for air circulation, and doesn’t tend to irritate the skin. It’s a great option for most seasons, however, it does a poor job of insulating and may not keep you warm enough if your climate experiences harsh winters.
    Softies by Paddi Murphy

    Softies by Paddi Murphy

  • Silk – This fabric is a multi-tasker: it can keep you warm when you’re too cold and cool when you’re too hot. That said, real silk is expensive and requires dry-cleaning. It also has a slippery feel that not everyone will love – but it does feel luxurious!
  • Flannel – For colder months, a pair of pajamas made from this soft and snuggly fabric is the perfect choice. The material is comfortable and provides warmth and breathability, so it can help you stay toasty without getting overheated.
  • Bamboo – This fabric, spun from fibers of the bamboo plant, feels soft and silky on the skin. A natural moisture-wicker, it keeps you at a comfortable temperature and is a great choice for those who experience night sweats. Plus, it’s hypoallergenic and may have anti-bacterial properties that are beneficial for allergy sufferers. Did we mention it’s 100% biodegradable? What’s not to love!

Types of Sleepwear & Loungewear

  • Pajama Sets – Pajama sets usually consist of a matching top and bottom, in whichever fabric and length you choose.
  • Nightgowns – Geared toward women, nightgowns are long, flowy, one-piece pajamas.
  • Robes – Perhaps they aren’t slept in like pajamas, but robes are considered loungewear as they are usually worn during that in-between time that you are out of bed, but before you change into your clothes for the day.
  • Slippers – You may not think of your feet when it comes to sleepwear, but comfy slippers are a good addition to your nighttime attire. Feet that are too cold can contribute to sleeplessness, so be sure to keep a pair of slippers by your bedside!
Barefoot Dreams Sleepwear

Barefoot Dreams Sleepwear

At Opulence of Southern Pines, we stock over 25 of the top designers for sleepwear and loungewear in all different styles and fabrics – for women, men, and children, too! Browse our pajama collections on our website and outfit your entire family in sleepwear from Opulence of Southern Pines!

Create a Luxury Sleeping Environment

Duxiana Bed

The Duxiana Bed

Sleep plays an important role in both physical and mental health.  When we suffer from a bad night of sleep, it effects our functionality, mood, appetite and immune system.  A bedroom should be the most luxurious and personal space in any home.  Creating an appropriate bedroom environment will help you fall asleep and stay asleep!  To ensure a great night’s sleep every night, follow these tips for creating the perfect atmosphere in your bedroom.

Darkness – A dark environment helps set the right atmosphere to sleep.  Invest in dark colored shutters, shades or blinds that will effectively keep out morning light.

Temperature – Not too hot, not too cold.  Keeping your room at the perfect temperature (65 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit) will help your body induce sleep.

Décor – Make your bedroom a relaxing haven by cleaning out anything that is distracting.  Remove clutter, messy paperwork and anything work-related.  Decorate with neutral colors like white, tan, and gray.     

Ambiance – Create ambiance in your room with low lighting, soothing aromas and relaxing scents.  Opulence of Southern Pines offers a number of home fragrances, lotions, diffusers and candles that are great ways to stimulate comfort and relaxation.

Function – What do you use your bed for?  Many people lay in bed to watch TV, work on their laptop, browse their smartphone and even eat dinner.  The only function your bed should be used for is sleeping and relaxation.  A great way to ensure this is by removing distracting technology from the bedroom.

Comfort – Invest in comfort with a luxury mattress, padded pillow and bedding from Opulence of Southern Pines.  We provide a range of luxurious items that will enhance your sleep including cashmere throw blankets, high-thread count duvet and sheets, down pillows, and comfortable sleepwear.  We carry luxurious bedding from brands like Abyss and Habidecor, PJ Harlow, Sferra and DUXIANA.

You spend one third of your life in bed, why not spend it in luxury?  Opulence of Southern Pines and DUXIANA offers a wide assortment of luxury items and high end products that will allow your body to repair, rebuild and restore through quality sleep.  With two convenient locations in Southern Pines and Raleigh, we welcome guests to visit our stores our browse our online inventory!