Bedding solutions for Allergy sufferers
Spring is around the corner and the season of the stuffy nose and watery eyes will be here before you know it! While we can't help with airborne pollen, we can help reduce some of the nighttime congestion and discomfort.
Our secret weapon? Silk bedding! Silk is the least allergenic of all the textile fibers, and there are numerous health benefits for bedding made from silk. While it’s well-known that silk has a luxuriously soft hand, many people aren’t aware that silk is also naturally hypo-allergenic and naturally temperature regulating which makes silk fleece an ideal alternate filling for duvets and pillows.
Mulberry silk is universally accepted to be the very best silk in the world. Its fibers are naturally resistant to mold, bed bugs AND dust mites which can significantly reduce allergy symptoms for those of us with allergies and asthma.
Silk filled duvets are breathable, luxurious and their light, airy feeling can help you sleep more soundly through the night. Silk naturally wicks away moisture from the body, keeping you cool and comfortable all night. It’s a natural method of preventing overheating - silk pillows and duvets are an excellent choice for anyone who suffers from night sweats or hot flushes. Surprisingly, silk is also great in cold climates, particularly for those who want to be warm and cozy at night without feeling weighed down by heavy blankets. Like their down-filled counterparts, silk filled duvets have excellent insulating properties and sleeping under a silk filled duvet is often compared to sleeping under a light fluffy cloud. This is due to the natural springiness of the silk fiber which also helps to maintain the body’s heat in wintry conditions.
Silk Bedding for Sensitive skin
Anyone suffering from eczema, psoriasis or other sensitive skin conditions can rest easier as silk bedding is non-irritating and contains naturally occurring amino acids.
It can be used in its natural state – no chemicals or treatments are required. Cotton, polyester, viscose, and other fabrics are usually processed with various harsh chemicals to make them fire-resistant while silk is naturally slow to burn and actually self-extinguishes in certain circumstances. When sleeping under cotton bedding, those chemicals rub against the skin and can be irritating for those with specific skin conditions or generally sensitive skin.
Bonus! Anti-aging benefits
Silk bedding protects the skin and helps delay skin aging. Proteins found in silk have been shown to increase hydration of the epidermal cells and reduce moisture loss in skin. A silk pillowcase like the ones from our Branche line, can also nourish and protect the hair, due to the proteins and amino acids that occur naturally in Mulberry silk.