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What Are Satin Sheets Made Of?

The term satin refers not to a specific material, but to a specific type of weave. A satin weave is glossy and smooth. It is soft and usually brings to mind images of luxury and elegance. Satin can be made from a number of different fibers, although purists may tell you that silk is the only acceptable material for satin sheets. Satin sheets can also be woven with cotton, nylon or polyester.

Adding satin sheets to your bedding sheets can create a look that is classy with a feel that is much more sensuous than regular cotton bed sheets. It can transform the look of the bedroom, especially when incorporated with other design elements. An entirely new look and feel can be introduced to any bedroom with satin sheets and they are great for sleeping in the warmer summer months. They feel cooler to the touch and they do not absorb moisture like other fabrics so they won’t stick to the skin. Satin sheets do not get tangled as easily either. This can be a factor in case you do have a night of tossing and turning. Even quality cotton sheets that feature a high thread count do not quite deliver the same look and feel as satin sheets.

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Whether you choose a satin sheet set made with real silk or a higher quality polyester or cotton blend, you will find that the feel of the fabric is superior to any bedsheets you have had in the past. As delicate and smooth as these sheets feel against the skin, they are still surprisingly durable and will last quite a long time.

Satin sheets are sold in knit and woven fabrics. The knit material provides for a rougher surface. They may be less expensive than woven fabric but they will not be as smooth as they will contain a lower thread count. The best fabric really depends on the individual. Silk may be the obvious candidate, but these sheets are more expensive and require more care. Nylon sheets are much more durable and can be washed in a washing machine. Polyester is durable as well and does not require washing by hand, although washing by hand will help your satin sheets last longer.

enter image description hereThere are some myths about satin sheets that may discourage many people from trying them. One misconception is that satin sheets are slippery. While they can certainly give that impression by looks alone, you need not worry about slipping out of a bed made up with satin sheets. Another deterrent for people is the myth that satin sheets must be dry-cleaned or else they will tear and be ruined in your washing machine. Also, untrue: nylon, cotton and polyester can be machine washed.

While the choice of silk, cotton, nylon, polyester or a blend will depend on individual tastes and budgets, many people find that satin is a superior weave for bedsheets. Of course, it is absolutely recommended to keep in mind your bed skirts when choosing satin sheets- styles and colors can be mixed and matched until you find the perfect combination. And if you’re wondering how to keep those satin sheets on the bed, and many more articles about bedding, check out our bedding blog, which is updated weekly.

 

“Friendly” Competition – How To Get A Leg Up

There’s nothing worse than having a friend who is constantly one upping you.  There are three types of people who can make you feel bad like this:

1. Mr. Naturally Talented

This is the least obnoxious option because there’s not a ton you could do to overtake them in your budding competition.  They don’t put in a ton of effort while you do, but they still beat you with ease.  Personally, I was always second in my school’s ping pong tournaments because of one such friend.

2. Sir Hard Worker

Someone who works harder than seems possible – at EVERYTHING!  This situation usually leads to low self-confidence in the defeated party because it seems that they might be able to win if they just put in a bit more effort.  Avoid hard workers at all costs!

3. King All Of The Above

Someone who’s naturally more talented AND works harder than is feasible – combining number 1 & 2.  This one is usually pretty palatable because you have the “I couldn’t beat them if I tried” excuse in your back pocket.  Still, this combination of natural talent and hard work usually leads them to do something awesome later in life.  Then, if you played the long game right, you’d have a famous friend to brag about!

There are also a variety of situations in which the above can play out. Just check out our new video below (and watch for the special offer at the end!):

As you can imagine, going camping with a dude who makes you look bad is no fun.  Sure, it’s nice to have a buddy who can pitch a tent in two minutes, start a fire with just wood and rocks, and all sorts of other tricks that would put Davey Crocket to shame.  Ultimately, however, you just want to have a good time, enjoy the outdoors, and most importantly, not be horribly uncomfortable.

The Solution

I’ll tell you a little secret about being overcoming this discomfort – it is really easy!  Just focus on the smaller details and you’ll be hailed as a forward-thinking genius.

Imagine that after a long day of doing outdoorsy things in the blazing sun, you and your camping buddy settle into your sleeping bags to catch some must needed rest. Even though you’re both tired, falling asleep outdoors isn’t that easy; after all, your sleeping bag is nothing like the warm and soft mattress you have at home.

So, what’s the easiest way to bring that comfort from home with you into the cold and wet forest? A soft pillow with a smooth satin pillowcase will do the trick.  Now imagine the looks on all of your camping mate’s face when you pull out your shiny satin pillow. It’s almost unfair! When you wake up in the morning, I can guarantee you that your camping mate with a sore neck will be thinking about your genius planning all day long.  Plus, you may be able to beat him in a few miscellaneous competitions while he works off the grogginess!

Benefits of Satin Pillowcases For Hair

Hair Benefits

They may be smooth, soft, and luxurious, but satin pillowcases also mean big benefits for the condition of your hair. Rather than searching for the perfect hair care product, selecting silk or satin pillowcases as part of your bedding is a simple and budget-friendly way to give your hair the special treatment it deserves.

Zippered Satin Pillowcases

From minimizing hair matting and even breakage that can result from sleeping on a pillow with cotton covering to maintaining the hair’s moisture balance, a satin pillow case extends the life of your hairstyle and may reduce the amount of time you spend on your hair each morning.

Thanks to today’s hairstyle trends, many people use harsh chemicals and treatments, such as highlights, perms, and straightening techniques, to achieve the look they see in magazines and in Hollywood. The result is beautiful but damaged hair. A surprising fact is that a cotton pillowcase may actually be the culprit of additional damage to the hair.

Although cotton may seem like a soft fabric, it absorbs moisture from the hair throughout the night, resulting in dry, brittle hair. Making matters worse, moving one’s head around on the cotton material causes tangling and hair breakage as the fabric pulls individual strands of hair. Unlike cotton, a satin pillowcase for hair care provides a smooth surface for the hair strands to slide with ease and without tangling or snagging.

As if the hair benefits are not enough, satin pillowcases also help fight against the signs of aging on your skin. What began as a simple crease in your face after a goodnight’s sleep may result in a deep wrinkle on the skin’s surface over time. However, a satin or silk pillow covering prevents these creases and wrinkles, allowing you to wake up with the smooth skin you want to see when you look in the mirror.

Finding the right satin pillowcase is simple when you visit Shop Bedding. From king size satin pillowcases to discount satin pillowcases, you can find what you need to make your sleeping experience a spa-like rest as you protect and improve your hair and skin each night.

These soft and sumptuous pillow covers feature a hidden zipper and are available in more than twenty colors including black, pink, red, gold, and brown. With these additions to your bedding set, beauty sleep takes on new meaning.

For more information about satin pillowcases or the benefits of satin pillowcases, visit the shop online at Shop Bedding, or check out the video below for those of you visual learners!

Special Benefits For Chemo Patients

Undergoing chemotherapy is often an uncomfortable and difficult time for someone with cancer, and it is important to find ways to improve quality of life and make the experience a little less challenging. One simple way to make a difference is sleeping with a satin pillowcase.

Although it may not take away the discomfort of all chemotherapy side effects, a soft, cool satin pillowcase provides unexpected comfort as well as a way to create less pull on delicate hair strands. The rate of chemotherapy hair loss can actually decrease when choosing satin over cotton or another fabric. Materials such as cotton blends and linen can pull and snag the individual hair strands, which may result in losing clumps of hair during the night.

The American Cancer Society recommends the use of a satin pillowcase to provide this chemo symptom relief. As well as aiding in the problem of hair loss and chemo, the satin fabric is an excellent remedy for the dry skin condition many experience during treatment. Rather than absorbing the moisture from the skin like cotton, satin helps the skin to maintain moisture, creating a balance and making skin more comfortable.

These satin pillowcases make thoughtful gifts for friends or loved ones who are going through chemotherapy. It is a gift that they will use each night to experience relief from unpleasant side effects and symptoms. Shopbedding.com allows you to easily find the type, size and color of pillowcase you need to treat yourself or a friend to something that is both luxurious and practical.

Sleeping in luxury is what Shop Bedding is all about. Silky smooth pillow covers add an extravagant touch to any bedroom and come in more than twenty colors including black, pink, red, gold, and brown – all with a hidden zipper for easy care.

Mix and Match Satin Bedding

Satin Sheet Colors to Choose fromNothing says luxury quite like lush satin sheets. Only, most satin sheet sets only come in one color. What can you do if you want to match your sheets to your bedroom decor by choosing more than one satin sheet color? Well, considering purchasing satin sheets that will allow you to mix and match.

Imagine the contrast that would occur if you were to match a pearly white fitted sheet with a jewel-blue top sheet. Or, think about meshing a ruby red sheet with lush deep brown fitted sheet. When you have the power to mix and match any satin bedding that you desire, you’ll soon find out that creating a custom bedding look is as easy as creating a color scheme that you love.

Even if you aren’t crazy about mixing and matching top sheets and fitted sheets, you are sure to enjoy the look of a satin bed skirt that comes in a complimentary color. For example, a sheet set that is entire sage green will look lovely with a matching pearly-white bed skirt. This way, your sheets will appear entirely customized even though you don’t have to pay any extra money in order to create an entirely unique sheet set.

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Green and Ruby Satin Sheets

When you have the power to create your own unique satin sheet set, you can even dress your bed for any holiday or occasion. By mixing a ruby red fitted sheet with a sage green top sheet, your bedroom will easily become part of any Christmas decor. You can even match a pink bed ruffle with white fitted and top sheets in order to welcome the spring in style.

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Satin Animal Print Pillowcases

From ruby weddings (imagine a champagne colored sheet set matched with a gold bed skirt) to a lavender bed set fit for a queen, the sky’s the limit when it comes to mixing and matching deluxe satin sheets. If you are like most homeowners, you’ve probably spent a great deal of time making sure that the inside of your home looks exactly right.

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Jewel Blue Satin Flat Sheet

Well, why not take just as much time matching your bedding? After all, the final touch of any bedroom is the perfect bedding set – and you now have ability to create your own satin bedding set as you see fit. Go ahead – mix and match to your heart’s content. You’ll soon find that buying one bland sheet set simply doesn’t cut it.

The Right Way to Sleep: Use a Satin Pillow

Here is why sleeping on satin pillows is good for your health!

It turns out that not only is a satin pillow case a pretty addition to your bedding, but it can also have added health benefits.

As the cold weather approaches, it becomes more important to have a good night sleep, which will help your body ward off infections such as the common cold and even the flu. Some of the tips mentioned include using a lot of pillows to lift your head, so the fluid drains properly.

A study, conducted by Valley Hospital in New Jersey, concluded that using a satin pillow reduces fatigue and stress. Because a satin pillow is more comfortable and smoother, people using them tend to sleep with fewer interruptions and wake up feeling more refreshed. Additionally, the study related how using a satin pillowcase is better for your hair and skin. Silk bed sheets are known for improving sleep quality and therefore improving health and productivity.

Shop our full line of satin pillowcases and other satin bedding products, which are available in all bed sizes and in many colors and styles.