Sending your kids to bed in wool pyjamas could mean that they will sleep longer
Anyone with small children will know that when it comes to getting them to sleep, the struggle is real.
There's a joke that a child who goes to bed early, wakes early and that a child who goes to bed late...still wakes early.
After a long week of work, in and out of the house, it would be nice to be able to have a lie on at the weekend.
New research means that may be possible just by simply making this adjustment to your child's bedtime outfit.
Studies have found that wearing wool pyjamas to bed can help you sleep for longer and I can hear the parents legging it out to shops from here.
Scientists in Australia found that study participants who went to bed in wool rather than cotton not only fell asleep faster but they also slept on average for longer.
According to The Telegraph researcher Dr Paul Swan, from the University of Sydney, said;
"Not so long ago sleeping under wool bedding was the norm, and science is now rediscovering the benefits of sleeping in wool."
Wool helps to regulate our body temperature so it comes as no surprise that it's more comfortable to sleep in, leading to a better and longer night's sleep. In general, clothing made from natural fabrics is far more breathable and easier to wear than those made from synthetics.
With the weather set to get even chillier, I can't think of a better excuse for a jammie shopping spree and if means we all get a few extra minutes in bed at the weekend, that's all the better!