Does using real silk pillowcases affect my quality of sleep? - Therapie


Does using real silk pillowcases affect my quality of sleep?

real silk pillowcases blog post

In this blog post we’ll go into the nitty gritty on how using real silk pillowcases affects your quality of sleep.

You don’t have to look too far to find all sorts of information and opinions about the beauty benefits of real silk pillowcases. However, using real silk pillowcases can also affect your quality of sleep and there’s less information available about how or why that’s the case.

Now, let’s define real silk. There are satin pillowcases everywhere you look — but look away! Satin is made out of polyester. Just like my dear Grandma’s polyester black pants with the stretchy waistband. Polyester is manmade. Basically, it’s a chemical cocktail and not a natural fabric at all. So, when you say satin, I say look away!

Real silk is a natural fabric. Natural fabrics include cotton, bamboo, wool, and silk. These are things made by nature, in nature. 

Real silk is highly breathable and hypoallergenic. This means it’s a good fabric for those with allergies and sensitivities to sleep on. Because it’s so breathable, it feels cooling to hot sleepers. Some people report that they sleep more easily because they’re more comfortable since the real silk keeps their face and head cooler. This can help people who suffer from acne get a better night’s sleep as it soothes and calms inflamed skin conditions.

I believe that there’s also a psychological benefit to sleeping on real silk pillowcases. There’s something about that smooth, silky texture that’s calming and helps you unwind. There’s a pleasure and a delight in laying your face against that marvelous surface. I can’t quite explain it but I know for myself that using real silk pillowcases affects my quality of sleep both physically and mentally.

Looking for a real silk pillowcase? Click here for info on our silk pillowcase featuring a bamboo backside!. 

Cherise Arnesen

Cherise Arnesen developed Therapie® Silk and Bamboo Pillowcase from her work in skincare. She owns a skincare business in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She loves sleep, skincare, and wellness.