What you should wear to bed for the best night’s sleep

The average person will spend around 26 years in their life asleep, yet sleeping can still very much be an unspoken topic and an area that the majority of us really don’t know a great deal about. 

But given the importance of sleep it is useful to understand what can affect the quality of your sleep to improve your everyday life and overall health. 

According to the NHS, one in every three adults aren’t getting enough sleep, and this is due to a number of factors including blue light from tech, stress and diet. 

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What are the different types of silk

Not all silks are equal. The most well-known and popular type of silk is Mulberry Silk – while it is an esteemed silk steeped in history as well as our preferred silk here at Gingerlily, it is not the only type of silk. There are actually several different types of silk, made from different sources and produced in different ways. In our latest blog post, we explain more about each of the different types of silk as well as why we think Mulberry silk is the finest silk to use in bedding and linens. 

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Why getting 8 hours of sleep a night simply isn’t enough

When it comes to sleep, we’ve been told for many years that the optimal amount of sleep that we need to feel rested is around eight hours, depending on your age, gender, lifestyle and various other factors. However, what we’re not told is that eight hours of sleep may be enough to feel rested, but is it enough to look rested? 

Even when we sleep for a solid eight hours or more, this doesn’t always mean that during this time we have had the best quality of sleep and we can often still wake up looking a little, let’s say, disheveled. What we’re here to discuss, is how to maximise your sleep quantity AND quality so that when you awake you look as fresh as you feel, every single morning.

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Cotton vs Silk – Which is the Better Fabric?

Cotton and silk are two of the most popular fabrics in the world, commonly used for a wide range of clothes, bed sheets and accessories. But, which is the better fabric? They both have pros and cons, from the price tag to durability and health benefits, we examine a number of factors surrounding the two fabrics. Read more to find out the differences between cotton and silk fabrics, so you can choose the right fabric for you for the perfect night’s sleep. 

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A guide to mulberry silk

Mulberry silk is derived from the mulberry tree: a fruit bearing plant found throughout Europe, Northern America, and many different areas in Asia.

Mulberry trees are very resilient and can spread quite quickly. Mulberry trees can thrive in many different environments and varied kinds of soil, as well as areas with limited space. Mulberry trees can be planted up against walls; however it’s recommended that they have 5 – 10m of surrounding area to properly spread into. It’s also worth bearing in mind that mulberry trees can grow up to 30 – 50ft high depending on the species of tree. As they grow they often become crooked and twisted – a feature which is often capitalised on by landscapers and other architectural designers. It normally takes eight to nine years for a mulberry tree to reach maturity and start bearing fruit.

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