Once silk was rare, something only rich people could afford. At times it was considered more valuable than gold. Times have changed since and it is no longer only the wealthy people who wear silk. In many households it is used as bedding. If you are considering buying silk bedding, here is what you need to know.
Studies have shown that our bedding plays a huge role in the comfort during sleep. Bad bedding can play a factor in sleeping disorder. But it is more than just comfortable. Silk bedding is great for anyone suffering from allergies. Since Silk is hypoallergenic by nature no dust mites can survive. Patients with allergies will find it much easier to sleep through the night.
Another reason to use silk bedding is the fact that silk manages to stay cool in the summer, when it is warm and warm in the winter, when it is cold. According to experts this is because silk allows the body heat to disperse. Unlike normal bedding which reflects heat back to the body, which can lead to overheating. To get benefits of the silk, the bedding needs to be made out of a 100% silk.
There are a few myth around silk bedding, that may lead to a decision against using it. Unlike polyester satin silk, which is slippery, real silk will not cause anyone to slip out of bed. They also don't require dry cleaning and can be machine washed. It is however a good idea, to wash them separably and use a low temperate. A laundry bag may also be used. The sheets should not be dried in the sun, it can make silk fade. If a dryer is used, it should only run on air, not heat.
When buying silk bedding it is important to watch out for the quality of the silk. It may not be the best idea to buy it at a department store or discounter. Silk is not cheap due to its production, so anyone wanting to buy should have a close look at cheap offers.