Could the right pajamas help athletes to sleep better and recover faster? That is the promise behind Under Armour’s new Athlete Recovery Sleepwear.
The concept for the performance sleepwear was developed in collaboration with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is sponsored by the brand. Brady had been using bio-ceramic treatments for injury prevention and recovery to specific muscles, with great success. The thought was to develop a garment that would use that technology all over the body.
Under Armour incorporated the bio-ceramic technology into the patterned lining of the pajamas. The bio-ceramic particles absorb heat emitted by the body and reflect back Far Infrared Radiation (FIR). FIR helps to reduce inflammation and improve circulation, which aids in recovery. The technology also keeps the body from overheating while you sleep.
“I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program,” said Tom Brady in a statement. “Proper sleep has helped me get to where I am today as an athlete. It is something that I continue to rely on every day. I am excited to partner with Under Armour to bring game-changing sleepwear with the same bio-ceramics technology I use to athletes all around the world.”
Besides having Brady’s stamp of approval, the sleepwear is worn by other Under Armour athletes, such as NBA star Steph Curry and golfer Jordan Speith. The fabric of the sleepwear is super soft and the silhouettes are stylish. The jogger pants look fashionable enough to wear outside. The pajamas tops come in tank, short sleeve, and long sleeve, while bottom options include shorts and pants. However, Under Armour notes that the more coverage you wear, the better your recovery will be.
One drawback is that it is pricey to sleep like a Super Bowl-winning quarterback. Tops range from $70-100 and bottoms range from $60-100. However, the health benefits of FIR are backed by independent research from the National Institutes of Health. And more importantly, consumers seem to love the pajamas, with overwhelmingly positive reviews. If it works for Tom Brady, maybe there is a chance this sleepwear could help you quickly recover from your next tough run.
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