Silk v Cotton

Cotton is perhaps one of the most widely slept on fabrics today, but is it actually doing that much good for our sleep compared to other options? Maybe you wouldn’t think to compare cotton to silk very often, but they each have their differences and similarities.


Silk is a natural fabric that is made from the silk of silkworms. Sleeping on it gives us many benefits like anti-aging, anti-acne, and  a silky surface for hair and skin to effortlessly glide across while we sleep.


Like silk, cotton is also a natural fabric that can be a common choice to sleep on. It’s hypoallergenic and resistant to dust and mites like silk is. But what are some of the larger differences?

The Differences

• Cotton absorbs moisture.
Unlike silk, cotton absorbs moisture, meaning that it can soak up all the moisturizers and serums on your hair and skin at night.

 • Silk has a smooth, slippery surface.
 The reason silk is so popular — other   than its luxurious feel — is for its   slippery  texture. It allows your hair and   skin to glide across without any effort.   Cotton, on the other hand, can be rough   and snag at skin and hair, causing   bedhead, and wrinkles at night.

 • Silk regulates body temperature.
 Silk regulates body temperature better   than cotton does. Since cotton sheets   absorb moisture, they can lose their ability to help insulate you when it’s cold outside if you start to sweat at night.

If you’ve been sleeping on cotton and have thought about switching over to mulberry silk, these are just a couple of great reasons! Your body will thank you for letting it rest on beautiful silk every night and will thank you by having you refreshed every morning.