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Silk Bedding: Here’s What You Should Know

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Everyone hates those days when you have to force yourself to crawl out of bed with a groan, gulp some coffee, and face the day. Most of us have gone through this at one time or another, probably more frequently than we would care to admit. We know that if only we would manage to get more sleep it would get better. But the real source of all this is poor sleep quality, and unless you have optimised your bedroom to the full you cannot reach the full potential of sleep.

Your bed is the key

How to do this? In most cases, a key changes changes in the routines, patterns and environments that surround us in the bedroom can make a huge difference.  This can include anything from re-arranging the furniture and introducing relaxing music to replacing old mattresses and bedding with newer, healthier options.

Think of your bed as a doorway that should be kept well  in order to open easily and take you to where you want to go. In our case, the destination is to be better rested. Ask yourself questions such as how long has it been since you last aired your bed or introduced a new element into the sleeping environment?  Then take a step further and keep track of you good-to-bad days ration in relation to how rested you feel. If you’re not sleeping well at least once a week, that will have negative repercussions on health that are only felt years down the line.

Understand the causes

Before you decide to alter your bed, you need to make sure you know exactly what is keeping you or your loved ones up at night. Some common causes of poor sleep quality include:

  • The wrong type of bedding trapping the heat of your body, leading to uncomfortable warmth during REM sleep where your body is burning up energy and night sweats.
  • Lack of syncing with your personal circadian rhythms
  • Fluctuating temperatures and skin irritation
  • Allergic symptoms in reaction to dust mites and bacteria embedded in the bed – leading to sneezing and couching instead of rest
  • Inability to breathe properly so the body cannot enter deep sleep mode
  • Worrying about bacteria-borne diseases

If you have ticked at least one of these causes, you can consider natural alternatives to traditional blankets and pillows, such as those made from the natural silk fibres. Such products in your bed heavily reduce the chance of these common sleep problems.

Natural silk fibres as the alternative

Resting with high quality silk connects you to nature and protects your skin in a cocoon. It’s also really healthy, improving your breathing and reducing common allergies that are caused by dust mites that live in man-made fibres.  Making the switch has these main benefits that are supported by scientific results:

  1. Healing properties. Silk makes the skin happy both because of its texture and due to its natural protein that helps heal skin wounds faster.
  2. Beats allergic reactions and cut down on dust mite levels. The naturally occurring substances in the silkworm cocoon protect the human body from allergy threats.  Since the silk duvet results from a delicate process the original hypoallergenic benefits are kept and enhanced. The silk’s natural bi-layer structure together with a natural protein layer makes it the most hypo-allergenic of all fabrics.
  3. Resists bacteria better. A silk duvet uses natural systems to repel bacteria. It directs the combined effects of steady temperatures and moisture reduction to completely destroy the chance of any bacteria has of spreading, helping users stay healthy.
  4. Climate regulation. Silk bedding optimises the bed to generate a stabler climate with balanced temperatures, when compared to cotton and artificial fibres, ielding cool and comfortable nights during summer but cosy and warm environments for winter. This is possible due to the unique hollow shape of the  threads inside the duvet
  5. Moisture Control. Silk can regulate the levels of moisture present during sleep by reducing excessive sweating and dehydration that could lead to dry skin.

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