Benefits of Sleeping with Silk


The Goodnight Co. are helping the world fall back in love with sleep and silk is a great way to start! Why sleep with silk? The benefits of sleeping with silk are many and include:


1. Fight Visible Signs of Ageing

The smooth, tight weave of natural silk fabric keeps moisture close to your skin, and will leave your face feeling more hydrated than sleeping with cotton or polyester fibres. Naturally hydrated, plump skin cells show fewer lines and wrinkles, meaning you’ll wake up looking and feeling radiant. As silk doesn't absorb moisture, you can rest easy knowing your facial creams before bed won't come off.

Not only does a silk pillowcase feel wonderful against your skin, but added to that, a range of experts suggest silk can also help reduce the signs of ageing. Silk contains a natural protein and a number of amino acids, and recent studies indicate these can make your facial lines and wrinkles appear smoother and less noticeable, as it relaxes the nervous system. Additionally, silk also contains natural chemicals which speed up the metabolism of your skin. This mean your skin cells develop and repair more quickly than normal when sleeping with silk.


2. Soothe Your Skin

Silk can help ease flakey, dry or itchy skin. It is a great solution for eczema sufferers or if you have sensitive, easily-irritated skin. The natural protein and essential amino acid in silk pillowcases makes it a natural, skin-friendly material. Other bedding materials, such as cotton or polyester, can aggravate eczema, with the skin overheating and losing moisture. Alternatively, a silk pillowcase is soft, smooth and light, and ensures your face will retain moisture and facial creams, further reducing the likelihood of your skin being itchy or dry by morning.


3. Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days

Cotton can dry out your hair, and cause it to knot and frizz. The Goodnight Co.'s silk pillowcases provide significant benefits for the health of your hair, keeping it naturally soft, moisturised and tangle-free. Firstly, silk doesn’t absorb moisture, however it does wick moisture to ensure the excess moisture in your hair is removed, and also taking grease away from your body. This ensures your hair remains dry and with reduced grease in the morning.

The smoothness of a silk pillowcase can also be found to reduce thinning of the hair and split ends. The anti-static qualities in the silk fabric can also prevent your hair from knotting. Moreover, the cling-free properties of silk can extend the life of your blow dry by two days.


4. Sleep Well Without Allergies

Suffers of asthma and other allergies often have restless nights filled with broken or disturbed sleep, especially when sleeping with cotton. Silk pillowcases can significantly reduce the symptoms of asthma and other allergies due to its hypoallergenic qualities. Naturally pure and tightly woven, silk repels live allergens, such as bed mites, dust, pollen and other airborne allergens. The material itself has a structure which means it is much harder for mites to breed in and for other allergens to exist and subsequently cause irritation.

It is commonly considered among experts that dust mites are the key contributor to asthmatic triggers, particularly within your bedroom. The dust mites excrete and these excretions cause reactions in your skin, and become airborne, and inhaled while you sleep. This entire process can have a severe and aggravating effect on your sleep time, quality and restfulness, which will leave you feeling far from energetic the next day. The Goodnight Co. luxurious silk products have been endorsed by allergy specialists, including Allergy Clinic, New Farm, Queensland.

 The Goodnight Co. started out with silk pillowcases and sleep masks. We hope to spread the message of the benefits of sleeping with silk. Join us on this journey and start improving your sleep as part of your daily routine.