9 Benefits of Sleeping on Silk

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What do Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Gisele Bündchen have in common? Apart from having a ton of money and ridiculously good looks, they also all sleep on silk pillowcases! Now I’m not saying that the reason they’re crazy rich and gorgeous is because they sleep on silk, but maybe it is… ;)

Sleeping on silk is an indulgence that not only makes you feel like royalty, but also delivers a long list of health and beauty benefits. The finest and most luxurious silk available, pure mulberry silk is unbelievably soft and incredibly smooth. This opulent yet natural material is odourless and more breathable than even cotton, and offers a myriad of benefits for your best sleep ever. Here are just a few reasons why you should join the above list and also sleep on this miracle material.

1. Healthy Hydration
Hydration is essential for good health, and the same is true for your skin and hair too. Cotton and other absorbent fabrics draw in your skin and hair’s precious natural oils while you sleep, resulting in dryness and dullness. These fabrics also interfere with your beauty sleep by stripping away any moisturising face creams or nourishing hair products that you apply before bed.

The breathable fibres and natural hydrating properties of silk help you to retain these essential oils, and allow night creams and other beauty products to fully absorb into your skin and hair, rather than into your pillowcase. By keeping moisture close to your skin all night, you’ll wake up looking fresh and radiant, with a more hydrated and supple complexion.

2. Say Sayonara to Sleep Creases
While there’s no such thing as a miracle anti-wrinkle product, silk comes pretty close! We spend nearly a third of our lives in bed, and sleeping on the softness of sumptuous silk is the best way to protect skin against premature ageing. Lying down on cotton and other fabrics can stamp lines into your face and drag on your skin cells during the night. While these lines fade during the day, skin loses elasticity as we age, and it takes longer for our skin to bounce back from such pressure and aggravation.

Silk provides a perfectly smooth and even sleeping surface, so that there’s no friction on your skin overnight and no ugly sleep creases imprinted on your face in the morning! Albumin, a natural protein compound found in silk, also prevents premature ageing by promoting cellular regeneration.

3. Happy Hair
Recommended by hairdressers worldwide, silk is your secret to a magnificent mane! Sleeping on smooth and frictionless silk can protect your hair against breakages and split ends, as well as extend the life of blow outs and hairstyles.

Forget waking up with tangled knots and frizzy bed head; hair is shinier, healthier and smoother - you’ll never have a bad hair day again! Sleeping on silk can also prolong the life of your hair and lash extensions.

4. Play it Cool
Ideal temperatures make for a good night’s rest, and the temperature regulating property of silk ensures a comfortable night’s sleep no matter the season. Silk acts as a permeable layer between your skin and its surroundings, helping you to either warm up or cool down as required and stabilising your body’s temperature all year round.

Silk bedding is particularly beneficial for menopausal women who experience hot flushes, or for anyone else who sleeps hot.

5. Suits the Sensitive
Silk is the perfect material for those with allergies or sensitive skin, as it is naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. Since dust mites are one of the leading culprits of allergy symptoms and skin conditions, sleeping on silk is ideal for soothing skin and preventing irritations and inflammations during the night.

The long, smooth fibres and luxuriously soft finish of silk can also provide a comfortable night’s rest for asthma sufferers as well as those with skin issues such as dermatitis, rosacea and eczema.

6. No Nasties
Our sleeping quarters can become a breeding ground for fungi and other microbes, but silk is naturally antimicrobial, and resistant to dirt, mould and mildew.

The cleanest and safest option for your family to sleep on, silk is a material that these germs are unable to cling to or grow on, like they can with cotton or wool. Choosing silk means you can also prevent the myriad of allergy symptoms and illnesses that are caused by these nasty microbes.

7. Au Naturel
Silk is naturally soft, and unlike other fabrics, does not require treatment by chemical agents to obtain its luxuriously smooth feel. This means that silk products can be incredibly soft and smooth, while also being non-toxic and free from harsh additives.

8. Bye-Bye Baby Bald Spots
It’s common for babies and infants to experience hair loss and develop bald patches. This is sometimes due to hormonal changes, but is also often caused by friction. Since babies spend a lot of time on their backs, they are constantly rubbing the backs of their heads against their mattresses, resulting in their fine hair being tugged and eventually pulled out.

The liquid smooth finish of silk provides an incredibly soft and frictionless surface for babies to lie on, preventing bald patches, as well as allowing for hair growth where bald spots already exist. Cotton, bamboo and other fabrics can tug and pull on delicate baby hair, but the long strands and tightly woven nature of premium silk creates a smooth surface that allows bub’s hair to glide effortlessly and unharmed.

9. No Sweat
For anyone who sleeps hot, you know how restless bedtime can get, and how uncomfortable it feels to wake up drenched in sweat.

While silk is not a highly absorbent material, it does have natural moisture wicking properties, as silk fibres evaporate moisture at a fast rate. With the structure of silk fabric being made from thin and tightly intertwined fibres, this results in the creation of millions of air pockets, allowing sweat to move through the silk and evaporate into the air to keep you dry and comfortable all night.

An Every Day Luxury for Everyone
Ready for your most luxurious sleep ever? Designed specifically with amazing sleep in mind, Sleepy Silk products are all made from superior grade 6A and 25 momme 100% Mulberry silk and have been tested and certified under OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 to be non-toxic and free from harmful dyes and chemicals. Shop our entire range of silk products now and allow everyone in your family to enjoy the benefits of sleeping on silk, from newborn bub all the way through to granny!