Everyone loves a good night’s sleep and, according to research, Australians love one better than most, clocking in as the nation that goes to bed earliest worldwide! There is no doubt that a proper amount of sleep is critical for good health, but many of us don’t consider the quality of that sleep regarding what bedding we use. It’s a simple equation, higher quality bedding provides a higher quality sleep!
There are a wide variety of beddings available on the market, many of them utilizing artificial fibers like polyester in their makeup. Whilst these may provide the necessary comfort, they are lacking in the healthful effects found in pure linen bedding. Linen is a fabric made from the flax plant and is famed for its absorbency and ability to dry quickly, much faster than cotton. Also, linen is nothing new, its use dates back 30,000 years! Linen was a popular textile in several ancient civilizations like Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians put it to use wrapping their mummies because this durable fabric could withstand the test of time! It has been in constant use ever since, as clothing and as bedding.
Linen is considered to be one of the best possible choices for bedding because of its many useful features, not only its strength, comfort, and ease of use but also because of its intrinsic health benefits. Here are some of the good reasons why you should consider using linen bedding for your best night’s sleep!
Linen reduces the amount of static electricity in our bodies so that it won’t cling to your skin the way materials like silk do.
Linen allows the air around our bodies to circulate, helping sweat evaporate quickly on hot summer nights. It also has an insulating effect in winter to keep us comfortably warm.
Linen naturally repels dirt and contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties that help prevent the growth of bacteria, making it one of the cleanest fabrics. This makes it popular with hotels!
Linen has tiny ‘micro-breaks’ in its makeup that lightly massage our skin, which provides a relaxing feeling and contributes to increased blood flow.
Once you have enjoyed the pleasures and beneficial effects of linen bedding you will want to go to bed as early as Australians do no matter where you are in the world!