The hidden health and hygiene benefits of swapping to a silk duvet
Using silk in the bedroom doesn't just look luxurious, silk duvets offer a host of benefits for those who suffer from allergies or have trouble getting to sleep. In this post, we highlight a few of the health benefits you could be enjoying with a silk duvet.
Perfect for Allergy Sufferers
Those who have a reaction to dust mites are well aware of the irritation that a down based duvet can cause. The most common forms of dust mite related allergies are asthma and sneezing fits, caused by enzymes released from mite droppings. Silk duvets are an environment which dust mites find inhospitable, unlike traditional down filled duvets. By swapping to silk based bedding, the level of dust mites will be significantly reduced, easing symptoms and allowing for deep, restorative sleep.
Cool & Calming
The long-strand Mulberry silk found in Silksleep duvets allows for heat and air to pass through easily, unlike synthetic or down based duvets. Non-silk alternatives trap heat underneath them, initially keeping the sleeper warm but quickly leading to overheating. This increased temperature can lead to restless nights and excessive night-time perspiration. Due to the increased breathability of silk and ease the duvet only needs to be aired infrequently throughout the year.
Kind to Joints
Down duvets, especially thick winter ones with a high tog rating (have a look at our tog guide if you need a little more info) can be heavy and hard to manage. Even the warmest of our silk duvets are slim and light, relieving pressure on joints and moulding to the contours of your body rather than acting as a thick barrier lying on top of it. This manoeuvrability and flexibility is especially important for those who suffer from osteoarthritis.
For more information on the benefits of silk duvets, have a look through our silk FAQs section.