Silk is so soft, it became an adjective in the English language. We know you love the way it feels to wear it and sleep in it, but do you know why else it is good for you?
Keeps You Dry and Prevents Overheating
Silk is more breathable than cotton, and is a natural temperature regulator. We all sweat to some degree when we sleep. Silk wicks moisture away twice as fast and reduces the humidity in your bed by 50%, keeping you dry and preventing overheating. This is especially beneficial for those who suffer from hot flashes, night sweats, or generally have excess perspiration. Silk bedding will keep you comfortable all night long. No more waking up hot and sweaty or shivering from chills.
Helps with Allergies, Eczema and Asthma
Silk has natural protein structure, and contains 18 kinds of amino acids. The dense fabric structure and wicking ability of silk prevents dust and mites from accumulating, which helps to eliminate allergies and asthma normally caused by cotton and other synthetic fibers. Silk is natural, odorless, hypoallergenic and a natural fungal repellant. When you sleep under 100% chemical-free natural mulberry silk bedding, you won’t be inhaling toxins and allergens with each breath you take.
Healthy and Shiny Hair
Ever heard the term, “Silky smooth?” Beauty experts claim that silk pillowcases, which allow hair to slide across it, is much less damaging than cotton, which causes hair to bunch, knot, and become staticky. Silk keeps your hair soft and tangle-free. Silk may also help preserve your hairstyle while sleeping. Years ago, women wrapped their heads in toilet paper or a scarf to preserve their styled hair. The modern-day equivalent to holding onto that blowout for an extra day or two is to sleep on, or in, silk.
Slows Down Aging and Great For Your Skin
The chemicals in synthetic materials can irritate your skin, and cotton and polyester materials remove moisture from your skin during sleep. Silk threads don’t undergo the harsh treatment that most synthetic fabrics endure. The natural amino acids in silk have been found to reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles, and silk induces the nervous system to relax, which smooths out the wrinkles we develop as we age. Additionally, silk contains albumen, which allows dead skin cells to develop and repair at a much faster rate. By using silk towels, bedding, pillowcases, or sleep masks, dermatologists state that human skin can be revitalized after even a short rest. Over time, the use of silk will improve the skin’s appearance.
Can Improve Sleep
Silk regulates body temperature and control moistures even changing climates. The softness of the material coaxes your nervous system into relaxing, allowing you to achieve the full cycle of sleep necessary. Silk follows the natural contours of the body giving anyone who uses it a restful sleep.
Keep the Microbes and Creepy Crawlies Away
The wicking ability of silk discourages bacteria and fungi from growing in your bed. Silk repels mites, bedbugs and other creepy crawlies. Another benefit, silk is a very strong fabric and it's repellent qualities means less bacteria, which results in less unpleasant odors. So you don't have to wash it as often as other fabrics if you choose not to.
Improves Aches and Pains
In China, silk is the go-to material for curing chronic pains. It is the standard fabric used in elderly care homes and physical development centers. Its comfortability can help relieve muscle aches and joint pain.
Strong and Protective
Silk thread is the strongest natural fiber in the world. A silk fiber is stronger than a fiber of steel of the same diameter. Silk has been found to be effective against insect bites. Additionally, it is naturally flame retardant.