Because it is known that people spend one third of their entire lifetime in bed, we can say that the minimum time spent by an individual in sheets is a minimum of twenty years during a lifetime. There is evidence that sleeping on a cotton pillowcase can be damaging to the skin on a long term, as skin becomes more fragile, and the older we get, the longer it takes for sleep lines to vanish. Mattresses and pillows can contribute to a restful sleep with the condition to be made properly and from the right materials, such as silk. Now we will see the exact reasons for which you will always sleep better on silk sheets.
What matters the most in fact is the quality of sheets that are chosen. Usually, the more luxurious sheets are, the healthier they can be. During the nighttime, the skin creates double the number of new cells compared to the time in which people are awake. The collagen and elastin become weaker as people age. The problem is that any crease that occurs because of sleeping on cotton pillows may last for a longer time and in some cases they could even become permanent.
Cotton may seem comfortable for the skin and cool. However, the material is moisture absorbent, and it can absorb any hydrating face cream that you may have applied. According to research, silk is a lot better to use for pillows and sheets than cotton or other materials because of many reasons. One of the motives is that silks absorb less moisture than cotton. While cotton absorbs multiple times its own weight, silk receives only about ten percent, which is way less than cotton. Your skin will have a better appearance and you can look younger in the long term if your sheets are made of silk.
Another benefit of using silk in your bed is that the material does not allow allergens and dust to accumulate between the threads and irritate your skin, eyes, or the internal part of your nose. This means you can also breathe easier during the night. Studies have shown that sleeping on silk pillowcases has an anti-aging effect. One of the reasons for this fact is that silk is made of natural proteins and essential aminoacids. Silk also provides more comfort, especially during warm and hot seasons, when it offers a cool and pleasant sensation to your skin.
Silk can be perfect for your body because it can regulate its temperature during sleep. The awesome properties of this material can keep your body warm when it’s cold outside and cool when it’s hot outside.
Your hair can benefit as well, as it will not have to rub against the surface of cotton. Silk makes all the surfaces that it comes in contact with to glide, meaning there is no friction that could lead to breakage of hair and will not create a common “bed head” that is caused by cotton pillows and sheets.
There is a way to know how high the quality of the silk you acquire is. This quality is measured by what is called the momme count, which must be of about twelve or higher. Some companies can be able to make silk of even twenty two, which can be awesome for bedding and sheets. One of the health benefits of using silk sheets is joint pain relief. What is interesting is that having silk drapes over your body when you sleep can reduce your joint pain. The reason is that silk is not making any pressure point like other materials. This also applies to sheets.
Having silk sheets is not enough though, because you also have to care for them properly after you acquire them. They must be washed separately from other materials and you have to avoid drying the sheets out in the sun. It is better to dry them in a warm cloudy day, or overnight.
Of course, you will not see your face looking younger after the first night sleeping in silk, or after the first week. However, you will notice the difference in terms of comfort, coolness and smoothness. While most individuals think about luxury and comfort when they hear about silk, it has already been proven that silk sheets can also provide important advantages for human health. Having a peaceful and restful sleep is crucial for maintaining an optimal health and a high level of energy throughout the day.