We all know that mulberry silk is the softest, smoothest quality of silk. Other than being unbelievably soft and smooth, why else would you want to sleep under this lavish silk bedding? To answer that question, we’ve listed 5 amazing features and benefits of mulberry silk below.
1. Keeps You Dry
While we don’t like to think about it, we all sweat when we sleep. In fact, the average person sweats more than 2 cups of water every night. Consequently, it’s crucial for our bedding to be able to wick this moisture away if we want to stay dry as we sleep.
Most traditional bed sets are able to wick some of this moisture away because they are made from cotton, a notoriously breathable fabric. However, mulberry silk is even more breathable than cotton. It can wick moisture away twice as fast and reduce the humidity in your bed by 50%. As you can see, you’ll stay comfortable and dry all night long with silk bedding.
2. Prevents Overheating
There are a number of beneficial side effects to silk’s incredible wicking ability. One such side effect is that silk bedding prevents you from overheating at night. This benefit is particularly valuable if you suffer from hot flashes. To discover how silk is able to prevent overheating and reduce hot flashes, let’s look at why traditional bedding causes you to overheat in the first place.
When you sleep under traditional bedding, almost all of your body heat becomes trapped under the covers with you. As your body continues to produce heat throughout the night, your bed becomes warmer and warmer. Eventually, you start to sweat.
Instead of evaporating and cooling you down like it’s supposed to, the water from your sweat is also trapped under your covers. This extra water reflects even more of your body heat back to you. As this cycle continues, your bed becomes hotter and hotter until you eventually overheat.
In contrast, mulberry silk bedding is surprisingly breathable and efficiently wicks your sweat away when you become too hot. As the extra water is wicked away, your body cools down because it can feel the sweat evaporating off your skin. Additionally, there’s isn’t any extra water or humidity in your bed to worsen extreme temperatures. As a result, your body is able to regulate its temperature naturally and you never overheat when you sleep under a mulberry silk comforter.
3. Discourages Microbial Growth
Another byproduct of silk’s wicking ability is that it discourages bacteria and fungi from growing in your bed. How does wicking the extra water away prevent these microbes from making your bed their home?
Well, like all living things, bacteria and fungi need water to survive. Without it, they can’t grow and multiply. Since there is less water for them to use, they can’t spread as quickly. Less water equals less microbes– it’s as simple as that.
4. Reduces Allergies
Microbes aren’t the only things that silk bedding prevents from living in your bed; it also stops dust mites in their tracks. Dust mites, just like bacteria and fungi, need water to survive. Since dust mites are a primary trigger for allergies, preventing them from invading your bed is a significant step in reducing your allergies.
Another reason why mulberry silk bedding reduces your allergies is it is 100% , meaning it is never treated with harsh chemicals. The silk threads are incredibly soft on their own so they don’t need to undergo the harsh treatment most synthetic fabrics endure.
This means that pesticides and other dangerous chemicals never have the opportunity to contaminate your bed. When you sleep under mulberry silk sheets, you don’t have to worry about inhaling toxins with every breath you take.
5. Improves Your Complexion
A mulberry silk bed set doesn’t just reduce your allergies; it also helps you to have clearer skin. It improves your complexion for two reasons that we’ve already stated. First, it reduces bacteria and second, it is free of chemicals.
Since silk bedding prevents bacteria from growing in your bed, there is less bacteria to infect your skin. While acne is primarily caused by hormonal fluctuations, bacteria can make acne substantially worse. If bacteria infect your acne, your skin struggles to heal itself. The longer it takes to heal, the more your acne spreads. By preventing bacteria from inhabiting your bed, silk prevents bacteria from infecting your skin in the first place and thereby reduces acne breakouts.
Additionally, silk improves your complexion because it is chemical-free. The chemicals in synthetic materials can irritate your skin just as easily as they can aggravate your respiratory system. If there are chemicals in your bed, your skin can become red and blotchy. However, if you have 100% natural bedding, you never have to worry about your skin breaking out into a rash in reaction to these chemicals.
If you want to learn more about how bedding made from silk or bamboo improves your complexion, read Get Clearer Skin with Bamboo Bed Sheets.
In summary, mulberry silk bedding keeps your skin dry, prevents you from overheating, discourages microbial growth, reduces your allergies, and improves your complexion. If you want to take advantage of these amazing benefits, browse our selection of luxurious silk bedding here.