Everyone needs their beauty sleep, we all know that, but sometimes we just can’t seem to fall asleep or wake up suddenly during the night. Hands up if you’ve just laid in bed tossing and turning and the next thing you know, it’s three in the morning. Us too. The latest research though, suggests that it might not be you, but what you are sleeping on. 

The Good Housekeeping Institute conducted a recent study into the benefits of sleeping on silk and found that it not only helps you get in them much needed z’s, there are also some beauty benefits. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Sleeping On Silk Prevents Wrinkles

Yes, you did read that correctly. There is evidence that sleeping on silk can help to prevent wrinkles. This is due to the smooth surface and very little friction that the silk offers. This also means less tugging on the skin, which is what happens when using cotton fabric. We can acquire ‘crush wrinkles’, that are caused by sleeping on the side of your face. Studies show that these will be less if you were to sleep on silk. 

Sleeping On Silk Prevents Frizzy Hair

Have you ever woken up to that dreaded ‘bed head’, then you stood for hours trying to brush the frizz out of your tangled bird’s nest? Not with silk. Sleeping on silk with its super smooth texture allows for the hair to glide over it, meaning you’re way less likely to wake up with the shock of your life when you look in the mirror. 

Girl with frizzy hair, a comb in her right hand and a hair brush in her left hand.

Sleeping On Silk Keeps Skin Hydrated

Thanks to its smooth texture, silk is less likely to absorb any moisture from your skin. Unlike cotton, which would absorb the moisture and oils from your skin. This, therefore, keeps your skin hydrated through the night and makes it great for anyone that may have dry skin, or for use in the winter. 

Sleeping On Silk Keeps Hair Healthy

In some ways yes, silk can keep your hair healthy and especially help brittle hair. Cotton is more porous than silk, meaning that it is more likely to absorb moisture from your hair than silk is. This makes silk a godsend if you suffer from a flaky or dry scalp, keeping moisture right where it belongs.

Silk Can Help Regulate Body Temperature

Silk can sometimes not be the best cooling bedding option, however, it does regulate your body temperature efficiently. According to Lexi Sachs from the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab, silk fibers are inherently temperature-regulating. Whereas cotton will absorb any moisture, silk helps to wick away any moisture to keep your body cool and dry all night long.

Is It Worth Investing In Silk?

The bottom line of investing in silk is a definite yes. Improving wrinkles, moisture in your skin and hair and keeping it frizz-free are just a handful of beauty benefits. That most important one though, improving your sleep and making sure you are getting enough of it, makes this small investment a no-brainer. 

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