Instead of spending hours in bed tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable position, the cool and comfortable features of luxury bed fabrics can assist with drifting off in peace.
The fabrics typically used for luxury bedding such as Tencel™, silk and Egyptian cotton are significantly softer to the touch and will wrap the body in comfort throughout the night, leading to a better quality of sleep.
Luxury bedding fabrics cultivate a micro-climate that keeps the body cool when falling asleep when drifting off and throughout the night. They provide temperature regulation so that in hot, humid or cold weather, a consistent, comfortable temperature is maintained under the sheets.
This micro-climate is created by allowing air to circulate the body between the skin and the sheets. Synthetic materials on the other hand tend to trap air to the body, leading to disagreeable temperatures and uncomfortable, sticky sweating.
The typically higher prices that accompany a luxury bedding set may cause doubt as to whether luxury bedding is necessary. Aside from the immediate feeling of comfort and quality, luxury bedding will last a lot longer and will feel fresher for longer.
Synthetic materials and cheaper blends may suffice for a year but will soon need to be replaced, frequently costing more money without ever achieving optimal comfort or a luxury feel. As luxury bedding sets will need to be replaced a lot less frequently, they may actually be cheaper in the long run.
For 8 hours a day (ideally), the skin of the face and body is pressed against our bed sheets. Synthetic fabrics and low-quality blends used for bed sheets are more likely to feel rough and abrasive. This can cause irritation, redness and rashes to the skin and over time, will lead to the development of earlier or more noticeable wrinkles.
Additionally, cheaper fabrics are usually created with toxins and harmful chemicals. The dyes used for colour are typically toxic while bed sheets that are labelled non-iron or wrinkle-free contain formaldehyde. This chemical can irritate skin, cause respiratory problems and is a listed carcinogen.
Luxury bedding tends to use fewer and harmless chemicals and dyes. By opting for better made, safer bedding products, not only will the skin benefit, general physical health will too. Luxury bedding is also softer, causing less friction with the skin and leading to a healthier glow.
The bed is supposed to be an area of rest and relaxation. It is important for general well being to have a place that allows you to be completely comfortable while escaping the worries of work and stress.
Opting for luxury bedding and higher quality bed sheets helps you create an environment where you put yourself first and prioritise your comfort. When investing in yourself by investing in luxury bedding, you are psychologically giving yourself permission to switch off when you slip between the sheets.
Hygienic and Hypoallergenic
Some luxury fabrics like silk and Tencel™ have the added benefit of being anti-microbial and anti-fungal. The fabrics resist the growth of bacteria and fungi on the surface of the sheets, leading to a healthier sleeping environment. Bacteria and moisture cling to the surfaces of synthetic sheets leading to the development of mould and unpleasant smells.
Luxury bedding fabrics are often hypoallergenic. Common allergen triggers that can linger in synthetic and lower quality bedding are blocked by luxury fabrics. These triggers include fungi, dust mites, pet dander and mould.