If you’re familiar with the fairy tale of the princess and the pea, you’ll understand that seemingly small details can make a big difference to your sleep. Surrounding yourself with the right fabrics, be it pyjamas, bedding, or the mattress, can result in a deeper, longer sleep.
The list of every day fabric items are awash with synthetic fabrics. Whilst these might be a cheap and easy option, they certainly have their drawback. Setting up a sleep environment full of natural fibres and gentle fabrics will transform the way you sleep. At Ely Mattress, we know a thing or two about the wonders of natural materials and natural fibre mattresses.
Find out which fabrics to avoid, and which are the best kind of fabrics for a deeper, longer sleep!
Until now, you may not have thought twice about the specific fabric you sleep in. If it’s a fun pattern, or feels soft and fuzzy to the touch, you may have been sold. But, a lot of sleep related fabrics you find in supermarkets and shops are made out of man-made fibres.
There are a number of reasons why synthetic fabrics aren’t ideal for a restful night’s sleep:
Synthetic fabrics don’t absorb don’t absorb water or sweat. Even when you are sleeping peacefully, you are sweating. Without absorbent fabrics swaddling you, you can end up uncomfortably drenched in sweat. Being covered in moisture, which quickly cools, makes it difficult to maintain a good temperature for sleep.
Another con regarding synthetic fabrics is that they are full of plastics, and so melt or catch fire more easily. This is a safety issue you don’t want to have to worry about when you’re settling down for the night.
Finally, because of the plastics within man-made fabrics, they are not biodegradable. The UK is the fourth-worst country for textile waste. Approximately, 3.1 kg of textile waste is produced per person each year in the UK. Of that, 1.7 kg ends up in landfill. Without recycling, or using natural materials, synthetic fabrics are polluting the environment at a staggering rate.
Unlike synthetic materials, natural fabrics offer a whole host of benefits. They’re great for the environment, and promote a beautifully comfortable, deep sleep.
Natural fabrics, like cotton, linen, or silk, are highly absorbent. This means any sweat you produce as you sleep will be soaked up and won’t disturb you. They are also much more durable, so you won’t have to keep replacing them regularly. Natural fibres, like wool or horse hair, are incredibly strong, which is exactly why they’re used in every Ely mattress!
Fabrics made from natural fibres are eco-friendly, since far less harsh chemicals are used to produce them. With no plastics involved, these materials can be easily recycled, and are also biodegradable. Ely Mattress is committed to sustainability, for the planet and for your sleep.
We understand the importance of deep, long sleep here at Ely Mattress. A good night’s sleep can improve your mood, better your overall health, and ready you for the day ahead.
So many factors, like lighting, temperature, bedroom feng shui, and ambient sound are considered when perfecting sleeping arrangements. The right fabrics are just as important, and we’re going to share the best fabrics for sleep with you.
A fabric made from seed fibres, cotton is soft, lightweight, and breathable. It’s easy to wash, and very common, so perfect for dressing yourself or your bed in for a comfortable sleep.
Natural fabric with a hint of luxury. Silk has fantastic thermoregulation properties, meaning it keeps you cool when it’s warm, and warm when it’s colder. Anyone who finds heat bothers them during the night should try out silk.
Flannel, also referred to as brushed cotton, is a woven fabric, usually made from cotton or wool. It has a lovely, fuzzy quality that is soft to the touch. A warmer and slightly heavier fabric, flannel is perfect for long sleeps on chilly winter nights.
Wool is a natural textile made from sheep or goat hair. It’s warm and cosy, as well as bouncy and soft. Some wool can be itchy, so not ideal for pyjamas or sheets. It is, however, perfect for mattresses. Our Ely mattresses use high quality Dorset Horn wool, for a springy finish.
At Ely Mattress, we’re passionate about delivering the highest quality sleep, using high quality, natural materials. Combining bouncy sheep wool, sturdy horse hair, and other gentle fabrics, our mattresses offer a sleep that is free of toxins and chemicals.
Enjoy a range of benefits, from better back support to regulated sleep temperature, and have deeper, longer sleep. Explore more about what makes an Ely mattress so amazing by checking out our website now.