Silk pillowcase vs Satin Pillowcase

Ever wondered what the difference is between a silk pillowcase and a satin pillowcase? If you’ve been searching online for silk pillowcases, you may have come across a cheaper alternative – satin. So what’s the reason behind these fluctuating prices?

In this post, we explore the differences between silk and satin pillowcases, so you can pick the right fabric for you for the perfect night’s sleep.

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Using silk bedding all year-round

We all know too well that there is no ‘ideal’ season when it comes to getting the perfect night’s sleep. Whether you are too hot or too cold,  volatile temperatures can lead to difficulties trying to get to sleep and result in quite an uncomfortable experience. According to, the optimum temperature for getting a restful night’s sleep is around 15 degrees celsius, which may come as a surprise to some people, as this is fairly cool. For our bodies to naturally shut down for the night, we require our body temperature to drop to initiate sleep mode so decreasing (or increasing in the winter) the temperature to around this level can help us to fall asleep quicker.  Continue reading “Using silk bedding all year-round”

How Can Silk Make a Difference to your Night’s Sleep?


At Gingerlily, we love leep so much that Sleep Awareness Week (6th – 13th March) just isn’t long enough for us, so we’re dedicating a full month to it. If you’ve ever wondered how silk can help you get a better night’s sleep, how your diet can affect your tiredness, and how Feng Shui can put your mind at ease; keep following our blog over the coming weeks.

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