We love sleep so much that Sleep Awareness Week (6th - 13th March) just isn’t long enough for us, so we’re dedicating a full month to it. Have you ever wondered how silk can help you get a better night’s sleep? We will discuss the health benefits of our range of silk products in this articel. Whether it’s bedding, cushions, or nightwear, there are multiple reasons to invest in silk.
Silk to stay cool
We have all experienced the torture of endless tossing and turning on hot, balmy nights. One of the main benefits of sleeping in silk pyjamas is that the material is known to help regulate your body temperature. Scientists say the sweet spot is sleeping in a room between 15.6 and 20°C and that aiming for a temperature on the cooler side will help you have a better night’s rest. Cotton will hold in heat whereas silk’s natural properties and double-stranded fibres will both insulate and allow for breathability. Silk is the ultimate solution for sweaty sleepers or those suffering from hot flashes.
Soft on skin
Another huge benefit of silk pyjamas is that the material doesn’t absorb moisture. So for those with sensitive skin and conditions like eczema, you will reduce the possibility of your skin getting dried out overnight as it allows creams and lotions to fully absorb into the skin. Silk is also far less coarse than cotton, producing less friction so you won’t be kept up by aggravated and itchy skin.
Soothes allergy symptoms
People often don’t consider hygiene to be a factor when choosing the material of their pyjamas. When you sleep in silk pyjamas, you’ll reap the benefits of its hypoallergenic and antibacterial properties as unlike cotton, the material prevents the growth of millions of bacteria and germs. Targeting a huge asthmatic trigger, silk’s tightly woven, natural fibres prevent dust mites from breeding and exerting airborne excretions while you sleep. The structure of the material also prevents irritating allergy symptoms like coughing, sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes and breathing issues so you can get back to a solid night’s rest.
Support for joint disorders
For centuries, the Chinese have long been enjoying the benefits of silk pyjamas as a solution to painful aches and pains. Silk will lay delicately on the body, and therefore put less pressure on sensitive pressure points. It’s lightweight, breathable nature means you can drift off into a pain-free and peaceful slumber night after night.
Silk pajamas can significantly improve allergy symptoms due to hypoallergenic qualities of the material. The structure of the material means that it’s harder for dust mites to breed and for allergens to irritate. They will help to achieve a better night’s sleep.
At the end of a long day, all you want to do is slip into a nice pair of comfortable pajamas and call it a night. Drifting off into a deep sleep, unwinding, refreshing your mind and body is much deserved after a long day.
You deserve the best sleep, so getting the best sleep results means choosing the best sleepwear that will keep your body comfortable while you sleep. There are many types of fabrics out there. Read on below to see why you should choose silk for your bedtime attire.
1. Healthy – Is silk sleepwear good for you? You bet. Derived from the cocoons of silkworms, the natural substances that protect the silkworm transfer to you as a hypoallergenic fabric that repels dust mites, mold, and fungi. Amino acids in silk are also known for promoting skin health and supporting the function of the central nervous system.
2. Smooth and Luxurious – Most obviously, silk is silky and feels delectable on the skin. Beyond the other benefits of the fabric, you feel like royalty when you throw on a mulberry silk robe. Soothing to the touch and as soft as a butterfly’s wing, every day will feel like a spa day waking up in some pure silk nightwear.
3. Weight: Silk is more lightweight compared to flannel and cotton which has a heavier and courser material. Silk is more soft & smooth on your skin.
Breathable: Silk protein fibers do not absorb moisture and natural oils from your skin. It will quickly release sweat and heat from your body if you are getting too hot when you're sleeping and will instantly cool you down.
Wrap yourself in luxury silk pajamas, and discover the multiple benefits of them. We hope you get the best sleep tonight! Choosing silk is just the first step to getting that beauty sleep you deserve!
Silk pajamas may feel sumptuous against the skin, but they are pajamas all the time. All garments will need to be washed eventually. This guide will explain how you can wash silk pajamas without sacrificing the integrity of the fabric.
HAND WASH & RINSE
Handwashing is the gentlest way to clean and preserve the integrity of silk!
Put It In Reverse: Prepare to wash by turning the item inside out. Wash with the same or like colors only.
Draw A Bath: Add two capfuls or a squirt of delicate wash to a washbasin or sink filled with cool water.
Go Under: Submerge your item and gently agitate the water with your hand to evenly distribute soap and water. Soak for up to 30 minutes.
Rinse Clear: Run cool water through items until rinse water is no longer soapy. Do not wring. Instead, gently press the water out of your item between your hands or against the sink.
Note: If there is color in the water, don’t worry! This is normal and it is simply the yarn releasing dye. You will not notice any loss of color in the fabric when you are finished.
When washing in the machine, we recommend removing silks promptly after the cycle is complete to reduce wrinkles.
Bag It: Turn item inside out and place it in a mesh bag to protect it in the machine.
Select Your Wash Cycle: Select the delicate cycle on your washing machine and make sure the water temperature is cold and the spin is on low. Add delicate wash considering the machine type and load size.
DRY & FINISH
No-Rush Drying: Lay the item flat in its natural shape on a drying rack or hang to dry. If hanging to dry, be sure to position the item properly on the hanger to prevent stretching.
Stay Fresh: To freshen between washes, spritz with delicate spray. This versatile formula has antibacterial properties that adds scent while removing odor.
Use a lighter to burn the edge of the silk material. The real silk does not see an open flame, and has the smell of burning hair. The ashes become black granular, which can be crushed by hand. Simulated silk, such as rayon (viscose), has a paper-burning smell when burned, showing a little off-white ash; burning polyester will cause flames and black smoke, and after the fire is extinguished, it will appear as hard and black beads.