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The Evils of Satin Sheets

 

Everyone who has ever used silk sheets already knows that everything else is inferior. Once you’ve had silk, why lower your standards? But, let’s consider the alternatives for a second. How about cotton? Or flannel? Or worse… polyester?

No thanks.

 

 But What About Satin?

 

Alarmingly, there are still a number of people who sleep (well, try to sleep) on satin sheets. Or, as we like to call them - people who haven’t tried silk sheets yet.

Classically, satin was a fabric that was made of silk exclusively. If you were in medieval China or Europe, having satin sheets was seen as the ultimate status symbol. However, in the present day, ‘satin’ is much more likely to be composed of minute pieces of inferior wild silk meshed together with unnatural fibers such as polyester, acetate, nylon, and rayon.

Why take something that’s naturally perfect and mesh it with something inferior? It’s like putting

ketchup on filet mignon. Make no mistake, satin sheets have no business being in the discerning customers bedroom.

Sure, some people will talk about the benefits of using this hybrid fabric, but that’s in comparison to other lesser fabrics like cotton.

So, let’s compare it to silk.

Cleaning

When you use natural, real silk sheets, all you need to do is gently hand-wash them in lukewarm water with biodegradable detergent, before progressing to cool machine washing. There’s a great step by step guide to silk linen washing in this post.

However, satin sheet washing can be a real headache. The way you clean these sheets is entirely dependent on what fabric it’s been meshed with. For example, if it’s been mixed with nylon you can machine wash it but you can’t put it in the dryer. But what if it also has polyester meshed with it? Well, that means you can’t machine wash it either, and your satin sheet has to be washed by hand. To add to the confusion, if your satin sheet has got acetate in it, you should really only be drycleaning it.

What a nightmare.

Cold When It’s Cold And Hot When It’s Hot

Silk sheet users know all about how cool silk is in the summer and how cosy it is in the winter. That’s because silk naturally air conditions the body through every season with its organic thermo-regulating properties.

Satin sheets have none of the thermo-regulating benefits of silk and all the problems of the fibers it’s meshed with. If your satin sheets are meshed with nylon or polyester (the usual culprit), you’ll be sweating and squirming all summer long and shivering right through the winter.

Slippery

You’ve seen the shiny, tacky sheen that comes with satin sheets. Not only does it look cheap, it’s also desperately difficult to get any kind of grip on. If you’re wearing a fabric that is also present in your satin sheets - like rayon or polyester - you’ll find yourself slipping and sliding on your sheets like an ice rink.

Some people think that silk suffers from the same slippery problem, and those people are wrong. Just because the cheap impostor satin looks like silk, it doesn’t mean that silk is the same. On the contrary, while silk is definitely smoother than cotton or flannel, it has a softer and more organic grip than satin.

You won’t find yourself sliding out of bed with real silk sheets.

Invest In Silk And Invest In A Good Night’s Sleep

Why would anyone use satin when they can have silk? Now that you have the right information, you can educate the people in your life who still sing the praises of their satin sheets. You’ve always known what they’ve been missing and now you have the facts to back it up. So go forth and preach the true word of silk!

Once they convert to the pleasures of real Mulberry silk, they’ll never go back. Start with SlumberBabi pillow cases!

 

Did you know nighttime is the most significant period for skin health?

We spend one third of our lives in bed. By age 60 ~ imagine, 20 years have been spent sleeping.

Just a few reasons you may consider swapping out your pillowcase for Slumberbabi.

 Nighttime is the most significant period for skin health. Your body repairs itself from the day and recovers while you sleep. Skin cells divide most at night and what you are sleeping on is key.

A Mulberry Silk pillowcase reduces the tugging of skin that cause crease wrinkles. Also reduces the pulling of hair, and friction of eyebrows causing hair loss. 
Mulberry Silk is a natural protein, providing additional benefits. Self-regulating to body temperature it maintains constant comfort, warm in winter, cool in summer, supporting healthier skin.
Lastly, Mulberry Silk is naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to mold, fungus, mildew and dust mites. Soothing to anyone who suffers from asthma and allergies.

You can have a brighter tomorrow.

The Health Benefits of Mulberry Silk

We all know that silk feels better than regular bedding. Satin, flannel, and cotton just don't come close to matching the superior feel and comfort of silk.

But not all silk is created equal.

For centuries, the Chinese people have used Mulberry Silk for its extensive beauty and health benefits. The Bombyx Mori Moths that produce it are fed only mulberry leaves - hence the name, and it’s a widely acknowledged fact that Mulberry Silk is some of the finest available in the world.

But did you know that silk - and mulberry silk in particular - has numerous health benefits too? It isn't just about having a comfortable night's sleep. Mulberry Silk has been used for its medical properties in China for centuries.

Allergies and Asthma

Allergy Sufferers/Asthma

If you or anyone in your family suffer from allergies or asthma, you already know how hard it is to find hypoallergenic bedding that's comfortable. What you might not know is that asthma and allergy sufferers can benefit massively from using silk sheets and bedding.

Why? Asthma and allergies are triggered by the droppings of dust mites. These little critters crawl around regular bedding and leave their droppings on your sheets, pillows, and bedding. These droppings release enzymes that you (or your kids) inhale and this is what causes the allergic reaction.

Not only is silk hypoallergenic, it also provides an environment that these dust mites cannot live in. Due to Mulberry Silk’s exquisite and smooth surface, dust mites, bed bugs and other insects cannot grip on to the sheets.

Mulberry Silk is completely dust mite and bed bug resistant, making any pesky allergies a thing of the past. In fact, Mulberry Silk contains a natural protein called sericin that reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction of any kind.

joint problems Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Unlike other bedding types, conventional duvets and blankets lie heavy on the body. Mulberry Silk sheets are different. They drape lightly over your body and put much less pressure on sensitive joints. With no single point of pressure on your body, you can rest much easier.

Shingles, Dry Skin, Eczema

Shingles, Dry Skin, and Eczema

In much the same way, Mulberry Silk sheets can give significant relief to sufferers of shingles and other skin ailments like dry skin or eczema. Silk is naturally soft and light, and this - when combined with tightly woven silk sheets - means that there is much less drag and friction across the skin.

One of silks other natural properties can help with eczema too; silk has an astounding ability to help your skin reabsorb lost moisture through the natural amino acids it contains. This amazing benefit of Mulberry Silk lets your body retain the moisture lost during the day which can improve the problems associated with dry skin and eczema.

Mold

Mildew/Mold

Mulberry Silk is also completely resistant to mildew and other spores. In fact, this mildew-proof natural fiber eliminates moisture 1.5 more effectively than other inferior bedding materials. Mulberry Silk is made of natural proteins, which have hydrophilic amino acids that absorb moisture and completely remove it from the fabric. So mildew and mold can never take hold.

Allergies and reactions to mold and mildew can be quite serious. If you or your family are allergic to these toxic molds, it can present quite a serious health hazard. Mildew in particular is medically acknowledged to cause a variety respiratory problems, allergic reactions like coughing, sneezing, swelling, and even nervous-system disorders and depression.

Not only will Mulberry Silk make you more comfortable, it also has so many health benefits that you’ll wonder how you ever did without it. Get your SlumberBabi pillowcase today!

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