When I was asked if I would like to try out a new cooling pillow and a mulberry silk pillowcase from The Fine Bedding Company, I was really keen! One of my most popular blog posts is about choosing the best duvet for menopause where I recommend swapping to a wool duvet! So clearly menopausal night sweats and hot flushes are a big challenge for many of my readers. But what are the benefits of a silk pillowcase? And what is a cooling pillow!?
The Fine Bedding Company sent me their Smart Temperature Pillow with Activated Cooling Technology and their 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. There are other products in the temperature controlling range too, pillow protectors and mattress protectors as well as a duvet.
What are the benefits of a silk pillowcase?
So it does seem that a silk pillowcase for hair, skin and temperature has some fabulous benefits!
What is the best silk pillowcase?
If you have decided to invest in a silk pillowcase then look for 100% Mulberry Silk! I have had a couple in the past (from a well-known department store) and not been overly impressed but I am really loving the quality of the silk pillowcase from The Fine Bedding Company. It is very soft and smooth and has washed well - remember to wash your silk pillowcase inside out, on a gentle cold wash and line dry, I then steamed mine with my steam generator iron and it was good to go! They are not cheap and it is a big investment so worth looking after it! But remember you will have it for years and if it helps your skin, hair and sleep quality then absolutely worthwhile - and it looks fabulous and feels good to sleep on!
Is it worth buying a cooling pillow for menopause night sweats?
Well I think so yes! Swapping to a wool duvet was a life changer for me. The Fine Bedding Company offer a complete sleep system with their cooling pillow, pillow protector and mattress protector and they also offer a Breathe Duvet with cooling technology. It isn't just menopausal women that overheat at night, getting our temperature right is such an important part of a good nights sleep.
The Smart Temperature Pillow is medium support and I found it to be very comfortable but of course it is personal preference! It is made using a unique Advanced Cooling technology which delivers both instant and continuous cooling. to make sure you feel comfortable throughout the night. The casing is a sustainably sourced cotton. It is very clever how it all works! It offers a cooling sensation before the first sign of moisture but it can also sense an increase in body temperature which then activates a cooling effect allowing moisture to evaporate mimicking the body's own natural cooling mechanism. Once the body has reached optimum temperature it will then ease back so you don't feel too cold! The technology works through any pillowcase and protector.
The pillow is easy to wash at home and dries quickly and this does not affect the technology!
How to choose the right pillow
As a general guide you should consider your sleep position when choosing a pillow:
Soft, if you sleep on your front.
Medium, if you sleep on your back.
Firm, if you sleep on our side.
But you should also consider things like your preferred filling, the price range and the quality - this is a good guide from The Fine Bedding Company on how to choose the best pillow and did you know that you should replace your pillow every 1-2 years!?
The Fine Bedding Company was established in 1912 and is now a fourth generation British business with their focus being to create a better nights sleep! They supply bedding to the hotel industry and they were responsible for creating the first duvet that could be laundered in a home washing machine. Ethical sourcing, sustainability and quality craftsmanship are at the heart of everything they do. Take a look at their news articles here to find out about a vegan duvet, how their smart temperature mattress topper can help night sweats and coverless duvet options which have been popular for outdoor entertaining during lockdowns!
I am genuinely loving my new Smart Temperature Pillow and the 100% Mulberry Silk Pillowcase. An investment but so worth it for a good sleep! I'd do anything for a good nights sleep, wouldn't you?!
Disclaimer: The Fine Bedding Company gifted me both products for the purposes of this blog post, all opinions and words are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
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