By some spooky coincidence, while Sarah was looking into AxiLase, a minor surgery that involves a laser permanently destroying sweat glands, I was at a press launch for something called Dry Babe, a less drastic solution to getting hot and bothered.

Dry Babe Absorbent Sleepwear for Hot Mamas offers slumber salvation for those women who suffer from night sweats. This is, thankfully, not an affliction that I am troubled by (or if I have been, I tend to dismiss it as the result of one too many glasses of red wine). However, the founder of Dry Babe, the pretty and petite 44-year old Wendy Collett, suffered since turning 40. And she isn’t alone, millions of women lose sleep over nocturnal hydrosis as a result of hormone imbalance, medication or illness.

Wendy Collett’s solution is so simple it is one of those things when you wonder no one has come with it before. Until now, night sweaters were confined to moisture wicking fabric. Sleepwear made from conventional wicking is ugly, expensive and doesn’t work. Moisture wicking fabrics don’t actually absorb moisture, they displace it until it can evaporate and for evaporation to take place air is required to circulate. OK if you are jogging through Central Park, but less easy to arrange while lying in bed.

Dry Babe is a nightdress that is made from 100% Turkish cotton. It is like a super soft terry cloth that is also incredibly absorbent.  Turkish cotton has especially long fibers and the loops of thread pull the moisture from the body through to outside of the nightdress where it evaporates. Miraculously, Dry Babe is also cute in a pretty shade of pink with spaghetti straps and side slits at the thigh. There's more information and you buy it at and if you go to Dry Babe's Facebook page and hit the "Like" button, Wendy will send one of you a free nightie!