If you are in the market for new bed linen, your first impulse may be to buy a high thread count cotton set. But that is not your only option. You may be surprised that silk bed linen has many advantages over cotton for your health as well as your skin and hair.
7 reasons why you should opt for silk bed linen instead of cotton:
Silk Is Breathable
Silk bed linen is better than cotton bed linen because it breathes. It is better suited to insulate in winter and cool in summer, wicking moisture away from the body, which will keep you at a comfortable temperature. It is, therefore, the perfect material for anyone who gets unusually hot or cold in bed at night.
A better regulated body temperature will help you get a better night’s sleep and that ensures a more productive tomorrow. Who doesn’t need that?
Silk Is Hypoallergenic
Silk-filled bed linen is a habitat that is not conducive to dust mites. They would much rather live in cotton. Silk, therefore, will make sure that your bed is not a haven for dust mites and will therefore help anyone with dust mite allergies to get a better night’s sleep.
Silk is also much less prone to mold and mildew, making it both generally healthier and suitable for anyone with asthma which is triggered by mold spores. It also helps eczema as it is a natural product that does not irritate the skin.
Your Hair Will Look Better With Silk Pillows
Silk is naturally a very slippery material. While you might worry that you would slip off a silk pillow, this is very unlikely to happen. Instead, the phenomenon one notices is that as you toss and turn during the night, your hair does not catch on the pillow and tangle as it would with cotton pillows. Instead, your hair slips over the silk smoothly and cleanly, meaning that it does not look messy in the morning and stays neater for longer.
If you are prone to frizzy, dry hair, your cotton pillowcase is only exacerbating the problem by drawing out moisture while you sleep. A silk pillowcase will not do that.
Silk Pillows Make Your Moisturizer More Effective
While silk is breathable, it is not as absorbent as cotton. When you put moisturizer on at night, cotton would absorb a lot of it as your cheek rests on the pillow. This makes it less effective.
Silk bed linen, however, will not absorb your moisturizer, meaning that more of it stays on your skin and it has longer to work on you. This means that your skin looks better in the morning with silk than with cotton. And you can probably use less which will save you money.
Silk Reduces Your Chemical Exposure
Cotton fabrics are produced from chemically intensive crops, using pesticides and herbicides. And all those chemicals make their way into your bed sheets. In contrast, silk is made from domesticated silk worms which have been bread and raised in captivity. With no predators to defend against, silk fiber is produced with very little chemical exposure.
With all the chemicals we are exposed to all day long, isn’t it nice to at least sleep in a better environment for our health.
Silk Requires Less Bulk
Cotton bed linen, or down-filled duvets, work by simply increasing their bulk until you have reached a sufficient quantity to keep you warm. This can feel suffocating. Silk, however, is heavier naturally and so hugs the body. It can keep you warm while being thinner. It, therefore, feels lighter while actually being warmer.
Silk Bed Linen Looks And Feels Luxurious
Finally, silk simply looks luxurious. It comes in very rich colors, which add a certain majesty to a bedroom, and the natural sheen gives great depth. Plus it feels really, really awesome!
Silk is not that much more expensive than cotton and well worth the money in the long run. You deserve to feel like a queen in your bed so why not splurge and treat yourself and your body to the best.