Scratch no more while in bed! Scientists have developed itch-free pyjamas which they claim will also regulate body temperature and ensure a good night's sleep.
According to the inventors, the nightwears -- produced from a fabric called Dermasilk -- can also help mitigate the itching endured by sufferers of skin disorders such as eczema and dermatitis.
The pyjamas have been developed for Travelodge, the hotel chain, which has carried out a survey to discover what keeps people awake, British newspaper 'The Daily Telegraph' reported here today.
According to the survey, involving 3,000 respondents, 23 per cent of adults suffer from itchy nightclothes which stop them from getting a good night's sleep, even keeping them awake sometimes.
Being too hot or too cold is a common complaint, with 66 per cent confirming that their body temperature changes constantly throughout the night, which in turn affects their sleep pattern.
More people feel too hot, 54 per cent, in comparison to feeling cold, 35 per cent, while sleeping.
The pyjamas will be tested by customers at Travelodge hotels at Heathrow airport, Birmingham Fiveways, Bristol Central, Manchester Central and Edinburgh Central.
The survey came days after researchers in the United States claimed that they found a clue to why scratching a stubborn itch brings relief and why it's hard to stop.
According to their study, scratching is linked to the suppression of unpleasant feelings inside the brain, which actually helps in relieving an itch.