Your Bedding Options

December 11, 2018

We all know how important sleep is to our health and wellbeing. While most sleep discussions focus on the number of hours of sleep you get, we know that it’s equally as important to focus on the quality of sleep as well. Creating a bedroom sanctuary is key to getting quality sleep. While that may look different among you, one thing we can all agree on is that you need high-quality bedding in order to experience high-quality sleep. In this blog, we’ll compare some of the most common types of bedding to help you find the right comforter for you.


Down Bedding:

Down, a popular type of bedding made from the soft layer of feathers closest to a duck’s or goose’s skin offers another lightweight comforter option. It is also enjoyed being very warm and comfortable. However, down bedding was developed in cold regions where dust mites and bed bugs are not an issue even though these pests love burrowing in feathers and down. Also, feathers and down can break down into tiny pieces that cause irritants, forcing many people with allergies to search for down alternatives. Mulberry silk is a great choice for allergy sufferers since it is strong as steel and naturally hypoallergenic.


Mulberry Silk Bedding:

Mulberry silk is a down alternative that has features in common with down, like being super lightweight yet warm. The Grade A mulberry silk that we use in our bedding feels airy, smooth, and luxurious. It is stretched into a flat web which is stacked, then sealed inside of our bleach-free polished cotton shell, resulting in an extremely lightweight silk comforter that is naturally resistant to mold, allergens, and pests. Additionally, mulberry silk is unique in that it is temperature-regulating, allowing you to feel cool on hot nights or cozy and warm on cool nights. Do note that many companies offer silk blends as opposed to pure mulberry silk. To ensure that your mulberry silk is pure, check that it is completely odorless and pearly white,  unlike other natural or synthetic fills, or wild and tussah silk which all have dingy yellow colors.


Cotton Bedding:

Cotton comforters are popular down alternatives because of their soft feel and overall comfort. However, they are not as lightweight as down or mulberry silk because cotton comforters require more filling in order to hold in warmth. Additionally, cotton is an industrially-grown crop due to its demand in the textile industry. This, unfortunately, means that it is heavily sprayed with chemicals (like fertilizers and pesticides), and it also has to be highly processed to be made into bedding….which means it’s subject to more chemicals. Our Grade A mulberry silk, on the other hand, is completely natural and doesn’t require any chemical processing.


Polyester Bedding:

Polyester is a chemically-produced synthetic fiber that is popular because it’s cost effective and durable. It does not absorb water, which means that polyester comforters trap heat and moisture in hot environments, making for sweaty, uncomfortable nights (source).  Mulberry silk, however, is both breathable and temperature-regulating, therefore making it perfect for people who experience temperature fluctuations at night. Also note that polyester is sometimes called other names, like microfiber, but it’s all basically plastic and not the best bedding for a great night of sleep.


If you have questions about how our lightweight silk comforter stacks up to other types of bedding,  please reach out. We’d love to help you make an informed choice about your

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