From bathroom to bedroom, silk is one of the most luxurious materials you can use in your home. Not only is silk luxurious, but it also has a variety of benefits, especially when used in the form of a pillowcase.
The Origins of Silk
The craft of making silk originates in ancient China and has a long and rich history. For a long time, silk remained confined to the Chinese empire until the Silk Road opened during the later half of the first millennium BC.
According to legend, silk is said to have been invented by Xi Ling Shi, the wife of the legendary Yellow Emperor, who ruled China in about 3,000 BC. She is credited with both introducing sericulture and inventing the loom on which silk is woven. In Chinese texts, she is sometimes referred to as The Goddess of Silk.
Why a Silk Pillowcase is Worth Investing in
Silk has many benefits and can be used in many different ways. Here at A Good Night Sleep, we like to use luxury silk because of its antibacterial and healing properties, however, there are many other reasons to rest your head on a soothing silk pillowcase at the end of a long day.
Here are five of the main benefits of using silk pillowcases in your home.
1. Silk is incredibly soft and comfortable to sleep on
Silk is a natural fibre that has a long history of being used for clothing, sheets, as well as other fabrics. Apart from being incredibly durable, silk is super soft and comfortable to sleep on. It is also wrinkle-resistant, making it your perfect companion during the night.
2. Silk is a natural air purifier and heat conductor
Silk is a natural air purifier, meaning it helps to keep the air in your bedroom clear of toxins and other pollutants. In addition, silk is a thermal insulation material, which means it will help to keep you warm in colder climates and cool in hot climates.
3. Silk is a natural anti-microbial material
Because of its anti-microbial properties, silk can help to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi, which can cause problems such as bad odours and infections. Silk is also effective at wicking moisture away from the skin, which can help to keep it healthy and free from getting too oily.
4. Silk is resistant to wrinkles and super smooth on your skin
Silk is resistant to wrinkles, making it a popular and carefree choice for clothing and other fabrics we use around the home, such as quilt covers, eye masks and, of course, pillowcases. The unique texture of high-quality silk makes it super comfortable and adds timeless style to any home.
5. Silk is a sustainable resource
Silk is a sustainable resource, meaning it can be produced in a way that does not damage the environment. In addition, silk production does not require the use of harsh chemicals or pesticides like used for many other fabrics, making it an environmentally friendly choice when it comes to bedding. As a result, silk is hypoallergenic and a great option to keep any allergies and skin conditions at bay.
What are the Benefits of Sleeping on a Silk Pillowcase?
Sleeping on a silk pillowcase made with luxury silk is a great way to improve your sleep quality. Not only is silk soft and comfortable, but it also helps to keep your skin looking younger for longer.
The smooth fibres of the natural silk create less friction against your skin which can help to reduce the signs of ageing. The Mulberry silk used in all our products can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles as it prevents moisture from being absorbed from your skin, leaving your skin feeling naturally hydrated and radiant.
Cotton and other porous fabrics like linen, also tend to pull your hair from the roots causing breakage and can dry out your hair due to its moisture-wicking properties. Whereas the smooth surface of our high-grade luxury silk, not only feels super soft and elegant, but it also leaves your hair hydrated and frizz-free.
The Benefits of Silk Pillowcases for People with Sensitive Skin and Allergies
The tightly woven silk acts as a repellent to dust mites, pollen and other airborne allergens, creating a healthy breathing experience and making silk pillowcases an excellent alternative for people with sensitive skin, eczema or other known allergies.
All our luxury silk pillowcases are hypoallergenic, 100% natural and completely free from harmful colours and chemicals, making them a great choice for the whole family. If you are looking to improve your quality of sleep while adding a little luxury to your home, silk pillowcases should be at the top of your shopping list.
22 Momme Silk Pillowcases VS Lower Grade Silk
There are a few things to consider when deciding which silk pillowcase to buy. The first is the quality of the silk itself. Momme silk pillowcases are made from the finest quality of silk, while low-grade silks are made from cheaper materials and can often be less durable.
The higher density of silk in 22 mm sheets results in a more protective lustre and sheen, as well as superior durability. It is estimated that 22 mm pure silk sheets will last almost twice as long as 19 mm sheets.
Ultimately, what you choose comes down to personal preference and what you believe will provide the best benefits and comfort for your personal needs.
Our Best-Sleep-Ever Guarantee
At A Good Night Sleep, we know how important sleep is for your well-being, which is why we are so passionate about our luxury silk collection.
Our vision is to help people live happy lives with beautiful products that improve health and well-being. Also, we believe everyone deserves a little luxury in their life.
Our mission is to help people sleep better, dream bigger and live their best life.