Silk health benefits
We take a look at the advantages of a mulberry silk duvet, highlighting the wide variety of health benefits it offers.
A naturally healthy option for you and your family
Simply put, silk bedding is healthier for us than down, feather or synthetic bedding. There are so many products on the market today that claim to be healthy and good for us - it's not always easy to separate the good from the bad. With silk it's a bit easier. Silk is a natural product, and being natural our bodies respond far better to silk than they do to synthetic products.
Silk is sympathetic to our bodies needs and works in unison to help us get what we really want and need - contented, deep sleep.
The benefits of silk bedding to allergy sufferers.
Allergy sufferers really can benefit from sleeping on and under silk bedding. The most common form of dust mite related allergy is Asthma and sneezing fits. This is mainly brought on by related issues from the droppings of dust mites. The enzymes released from the droppings are inhaled and an allergic reaction occurs. Silk bedding is naturally hypoallergenic and is an environment dust mites find inhospitable. Using silk duvets and bedding can significantly help reduce the number of dust mites living in bedding. The reduction of dust mites can have a direct effect on the quality of sleep to those who suffer from dust mite related allergies.
Soothing silk for skin & joint disorders
Osteoarthritis Silk bedding and duvets drape over us, moulding around our bodies which eliminates single points of pressure. Conventional duvets and blankets do not drape over our bodies but rather from a heavier barrier that can cause pain and irritation to sensitive joints. Eliminating single points of pressure can greatly increase the quality and comfort of sleep.
Shingles Significant relief from Shingles can be gained by using silk bedding. Silk being soft and light creates less pressure, this combined with tightly woven silk sheets enables easier movement and less resistance on the bed sheets. Silk filled duvets can also be of help to shingle sufferers as like silk top sheets, they drape over the body eliminating single points of contact.
Dry skin & Eczema Silk has an amazing ability to help our skin reabsorb moisture through the natural occurring amino acids within silk. Absorbing moisture that has been lost during the day while sleeping will aid in rejuvenating the skin throughout the night. This is hugely beneficial to sufferers of both Eczema and dry skin.
Silk bedding & bed linen to prevent overheating
Silk has the amazing ability to keep us cool when it's warm and warm when it's cool. It does this by allowing our body heat to dissipate. Conventional (down, feather and polyester) duvets work in a similar way to a pressure cooker. As we sleep our body heat is reflected back to us from the duvet and we are kept warm. This however continues to happen throughout the night which causes overheating.
Long fibre mulberry silk duvets are manufactured using a layering grid technique which places layer upon layer of silk in a criss cross pattern. This design allows some of our body heat to escape through the duvet, leaving us warm but not hot. Being a more constant temperature throughout the night allows our bodies to have a more relaxing and rejuvenating sleep.
Compared to other materials such as cotton, silk bed linen is more luxurious and offers a range of beauty benefits alongside all the above benefits. To find out more, why not read our blog post "Silk vs. Cotton Pillowcases".
Just a note to say I have had my double combination duvet for a week now, and both my husband and my level of sleep has been so much better, thank you.
One week on and it's hard to imagine a life without my silk duvets, how I ever slept before I honestly don't know.
Mrs Alison Saunders