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Silk sheets keep you cool in the heat

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Silk bedding has a luxurious look and feel that makes getting into bed a real pleasure. But did you know it can also help you sleep better in hot weather?

The temperature of our sleeping environment is vital to getting a good night’s rest. Mayfairsilk naturally stays cool to the touch thanks to its thermoregulating properties.  

Our Mulberry Silk bed linen has excellent air permeability and thermoregulation, meaning the skin breathes easily and you stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This is partly due to its low heat conductivity and lattice structure that traps air to keep you warm in the cold and vents excess heat when you're hot. A gift of nature.

On stifling hot summer nights silk bed linen can be the difference between a restless and a restful night. And it can be incredibly beneficial to women going through menopause too, when uncomfortable symptoms like hot flushes can make nighttime a misery. The hormonal changes during the perimenopause and menopause can send the body's thermostat haywire and the trapping/reflective heat of other fabrics can become intolerable, especially synthetic ones and even high thread count cotton. Our silk’s thermoregulating properties keep you cool and comfortable.

According to Dr. Terry, a renowned integrative skin/hormone specialist who treats women with perimenopausal symptoms as well as hormonal acne, the thermoregulating properties of 100% Pure Mulberry Silk like Mayfairsilk can help women experiencing perimenopause and menopause to get a restful night’s sleep.

She explains further that:

“Perimenopause typically starts from 40 years old but can sometimes be as early as 35. Perimenopause systems occur due to fluctuating hormone levels which affect the eggs in a woman’s ovaries. Menopause symptoms occur when the ovaries run out of functioning eggs and no longer produce hormones.

Perimenopause and menopause symptoms can be divided into vasomotor, physical, psychological and urogenital. One of the most common symptoms is hot flushes and night sweats which can range in severity and really affect sleep. Lack of sleep also worsens symptoms, so it becomes a vicious cycle.

Many sufferers have described feeling drenched at night and having to get up to change pyjamas and their pillowcase and sheet. They can also experience chills as the body is trying to cool down after a hot flush. 

Pure Silk can help regulate temperature. What’s more, as Mayfairsilk bed linen has good hygroscopicity, it wicks away excess moisture and it evaporates quickly - which means the material doesn’t get soaked with sweat. Being hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial and dust-mite resistant it can also reduce irritation for sensitive skin. It is for this reason that I recommend Mayfairsilk pillowcases and silk sheets to most of my patients who are dealing with menopause”.

Silk does not require chemical treatments to make it softer, so skin reactions are avoided. Common menopause symptoms like stressed, dry, itchy and uncomfortable skin are in fact soothed by the soft, smooth natural fibres of silk that reduce irritation and help you relax.

So, surround yourself with high quality silk bedding by Mayfairsilk to guarantee the most comfortable night’s sleep you’ve ever had, especially when paired with a natural-fibre filled duvet.

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