Sleep Beautifully With Gingerlily: Why You Should Sleep On Silk

When it comes to our health and wellbeing, a good night’s sleep should be considered paramount. Each of us spends more than a third of our lives in bed, so with this in mind, leading silk specialist, Gingerlily London explains the extensive benefits of sleeping on 100% pure mulberry silk bed linen.

Naturally hypoallergenic

For those with sensitive skin, the long, smooth fibres found in silk will cause less irritation to the body and face than other fabrics. What’s more, silk is naturally resistant to dust mites, one of the common causes of allergies.


The inherently smooth properties of silk help to deter facial creasing, which can cause wrinkles and premature signs of ageing. Silk is also less absorbent than cotton, allowing skin to retain its natural moisture throughout the night, and helping your precious night cream to stay in place and sink in to your skin while you sleep.

Temperature regulation

Do you find yourself too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? Silk fibres naturally help to regulate your body temperature. Silk channels moisture away from your skin – keeping you cool and comfortable in warmer conditions.

A natural floss fibre, silk also encloses a layer of ambient air between each fine thread, producing thermal insulating properties in the winter.

Glossy hair

Silk contains the same naturally occurring protein as hair, Sericin, which helps to keep your locks hydrated and prevents them from becoming dry and brittle. The most common material used in bedding, cotton catches your hair and pulls it at the root while you sleep, damaging and causing unsightly bed head in the morning, while also drawing valuable moisture and drying it out.

Luxurious aesthetic

Silk not only has various wellbeing benefits, but is also widely regarded as the most luxurious fabric available. Once so highly desirable it was used as a currency with equal value to gold, silver and precious stones, the material was previously reserved for the Emperor and the Royal Family!

So, why not adopt the most lavish, opulent fabric available to adorn your bed? Prices start from £42.00.

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Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. With a background in PR working in Los Angeles and Barcelona, Charlotte has been running Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden for the past 8 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a little too much time into her morning brew.

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