When we think of silk, we think of luxury, extravagance, and beauty. Not for men, right? Not so fast - those macho ideas might end up hindering you from getting that good night’s sleep. With the majority of your day spent grinding and getting work done, you have every right to quality. Plus, silk has amazing benefits, which aren't just limited to women. With a range of benefits to sleep and wellbeing, we’ll explore why it’s well past time men considered silk for their bedroom setup.
Benefits of Silk Bedding
If you're wondering what's missing in your bedtime routine, it might be silk bedding. So let's dive into the various benefits silk bedding has to offer - turning your regular night's sleep into deeper, more restorative sleep.
Better Temperature Regulation
Did you know that to sleep better, your body needs to be at an optimal temperature? Probably not.
Silk is breathable and has a regulating effect. It provides an insulating layer between you and your surroundings, stabilizing your body temperature without letting it overheat. Also, unlike cotton, which absorbs moisture - silk has a moisture-wicking action. So, you'll be sleeping comfortably no matter what time of year it is!
Full, Strong Hair
If you're concerned about early balding and receding hairlines, silk bedding might be an extra tool for your toolbox. Silk contains proteins and has a smooth surface, which means no friction and less hair breakage. A secret known to many women for years, the same benefits apply to men wanting to retain a fulsome head of hair. Who’d have thought?
Silk Helps Dry Skin
Unlike other materials, silk is less absorbent, which means it removes less of the natural oils from your skin. This means overall more hydrated skin - a key part of any good skincare regime. Overnight skincare? We’re all here for it!
Can silk help reduce acne?
Some proponents of silk have claimed that acne can help reduce acne through its antibacterial property. Although there’s evidence of an antibacterial effect at a microlevel there isn’t solid clinical evidence it helps with acne. So although there are many benefits to use silk, this isn’t one of them.
Silk is more durable
Although hard to believe - given the delicacy of the material - silk has outstanding strength as compared to cotton. While cotton deteriorates and fades over time due to frequent washing, silk doesn't if taken care of properly. As a result, they could last longer than your traditional cotton sheets.
The Downsides to Silk Bedding
Although there are several benefits of silk sheets and pillowcases, there are a few downsides to consider.
Silk bedding can be expensive
When purchasing silk products for yourself it's important to know that they can be a little pricey. Compared to other linen and cotton sheets, you'll typically be looking at a fairly higher price tag for a good quality item.
However, silk sheets are an investment you make for a good night's sleep. And if taken care of well, it can last you a long while, which brings us to our next downside.
Silk needs special care
Silk sheets need special care, unlike other common materials. However, it's not that hard. You don't necessarily need to send your sheets to the laundry every time they need washing. You can do it right at home! Just make sure you're washing them separately with cold water on a gentle cycle with a fabric cleaner specifically for silk.
However, the catch is, you need to dry them indoors away from direct sunlight. Otherwise, you can end up with faded silk bedsheets.
Silk vs. Cotton. Which Is Better?
When buying bedding, it's important to consider a few factors, especially the material. However, you might be wondering, which of them is the better option?
Better value for money
Now, it may be tempting to go for cotton sheets given their affordability and ubiquity, but in the longer run, we believe silk gives you better value for your hard-earned cash. They're a long-term investment as I’ll be willing to bet you won't be switching them out any time soon.
Sleep, Hair and Skin Benefits
At Snooze Foundry, sleep is our top priority. In our experience, silk beats cotton when it comes to bedding given its obvious comfort benefits and better temperature regulation. Add to this the hair and skin benefits and you have a winner.
Try Snooze Foundry’s Silk Products
So, are you ready to give silk products a go? If so, Snooze Foundry has a great collection of silk products for men for you to choose from.So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and browse our collections to find silk products to include in your sleep routine for quality sleep.