The bioceramic material absorbs the heat emitted by the body and reflects it as far infrared.
If this sounds like baseless voodoo, the U.S. National Library of Medicine has investigated far infrared radiation’s effects and medical applications in stimulating cells and tissue. Specifically, a paper from the Photonics Lasers Med journal noted, “Thermal radiation … has been used effectively for millennia to treat/ease certain maladies and discomforts … With the development of better technology to deliver pure far infrared radiation (FIR), the benefits from its effects have widened.”
Where special saunas and heat lamps take an active approach to delivering FIR, technical fabrics such as the one Under Armour developed can aid the wearer around the clock without any additional investment other than buying them in the first place.
Let’s not overlook that detail – the top and bottoms are $100 each, so have your two bills ready if you want to sleep like Tom Brady. If you opt for shorts and short sleeved t-shirt, you’ll save $20 apiece.
But do they work?
Technology story aside, these pajamas are the most comfortable I have ever worn. Comfort can be subjective, but the material is extremely soft, stretchy, and light.
Naked sleepers may have their reasons, but technical materials indeed enhance comfort, moisture management, and performance in many situations. Under Armour believes that performance fabrics even during sleep can play a key role.
To Under Armour’s credit, it has made it no secret that performance sleepwear is just one factor of several. On the product website for the sleepwear, Under Armour shares Tom Brady’s sleep regimen, including shutting down devices 30 minutes before bedtime to quiet the mind, hitting the hay at a consistent time, staying cool, keeping noise down, and keeping your bedroom free of dust and dander.
Following the first five of those steps will all but guarantee a good night’s rest, so the addition of the sleepwear is really the cherry on top. The underlying theme in the steps outlined above is to create conditions for comfort, and we’ll give the nod to Under Armour for making some comfy threads.
So, yes: Good sleep can be aided by performance fabrics. But they aren’t going to change the game.
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