Luxury sleepwear will have you waking up fresh and ready to take on the world.

A recent article in The New York Times declared that January 2017 was officially the start of the "work hard, rest hard" decade, meaning for the next 10 years a shift in how we've been crunching and powering it around the clock will see us working less, turning off social media, and getting a great sleep.

It's a thought even the most cynical could entertain, because if there's anything the last year has taught the world, it's that sleeping well and feeling rested is more important than ever. Sleep affects our mood, our relationships and the decisions we make in our personal and professional lives. So it makes sense to invest in an activity most people spend a third of their lives doing. Silk sleep mask? Why not. Linen pyjama set? How comfy. You only have to see the rise of sleepwear categories from some of your favourite brands to realise that sleep matters. So why not do it well?

Pictures: Greg Bowker, supplied

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From left: John Patrick nude silk slip, $330, from Fabric. Lonely drawstring pants, $230. Alas organic cotton pyjama set, $185, from Well Made Clothes.
From left: John Patrick nude silk slip, $330, from Fabric. Lonely drawstring pants, $230. Alas organic cotton pyjama set, $185, from Well Made Clothes.
From left: Country Road print cami set, $109. Stella McCartney silk pyjama set, $500, from Bendon.
From left: Country Road print cami set, $109. Stella McCartney silk pyjama set, $500, from Bendon.
From left: Zoe Karssen sweatshirt, $199, from Seletti. Wallace Cotton linen boxer shorts, $39.90.
From left: Zoe Karssen sweatshirt, $199, from Seletti. Wallace Cotton linen boxer shorts, $39.90.
From left: Andrea & Joen linen pyjama shirt, $180, from Tessuti. Sleepy Jones T-shirt, about $105, from Net-a-Porter.
From left: Andrea & Joen linen pyjama shirt, $180, from Tessuti. Sleepy Jones T-shirt, about $105, from Net-a-Porter.
Clockwise from left: Asceno silk eye mask, $79, from Esalare. Ruby pillow cases, $45 each. Missoni throw, $699, from Tessuti. Curio Noir Gardenia’s Shadow candle, $149. Five Star slippers, by Minnie Cooper,$139.
Clockwise from left: Asceno silk eye mask, $79, from Esalare. Ruby pillow cases, $45 each. Missoni throw, $699, from Tessuti. Curio Noir Gardenia’s Shadow candle, $149. Five Star slippers, by Minnie Cooper,$139.