Sleep on silk and say goodbye to dust mites!
Silk is hypoallergenic, which is one of the reasons we call it the magical fibre for allergy sufferers.
Don't worry, there's a bit of science behind it. The protective cocoon of the Mulberry Silkworm is created using a very thin continuous strand of fibre and held together by a protein called sericin. The magical part is that these benefits are transferred to silk bedding when the silk is being processed.
The thin and tightly woven silk fibres create a structure which is a natural resistance to dust mites and other allergens. They simply can’t get in!
What are dust mites?
Dust mites are tiny bugs that simply live in the same spaces as us humans e.g. on mattresses, pillows, carpets and furniture.
These tiny critters feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily. Mmm lets just say they certainly don’t have the most appealing appetite!
Believe it or not, the main issue we have with dust mites is their waste. Many people with asthma, eczema and hay fever are allergic to a protein found in the waste of dust mites.
Are there dust mites in my house?
If you have an allergy to dust mites, you will generally have hay fever-like symptoms all year round, such as runny nose, sneezing, sinus congestion, asthma symptoms and your eczema may get worse.
These symptoms can have a severe effect on the sleep quality of you and your family. Silk is definitely more than just an investment in your skin!
Note: Monday Silks only use OEKO-TEX Certified silk which is free of harmful chemicals!