By Amy Hunt
We all know that sleep is vital for much of our day-to-day functioning - without some quality shut-eye, we all struggle to concentrate, can feel sluggish, and will often notice the effects on our tired faces.
However, helping our bodies to recover after a busy day isn't all about the quality of sleep we get, but also about the items we're laying our heads down on, it seems.
Posting on her Instagram account, Victoria Beckham recently revealed that she couldn't be without her silk pillowcase at night.
She shared with her fans that she loves sleeping on a Slip pure silk pillowcase, which retails for around £85.
And it seems as though the fashion icon's sleep essential should actually be something we should all we working into our bedding, considering the amazing benefits sleeping on silk can offer.
The natural properties of silk, and it's smooth, frictionless surface, can apparently give your hair and face some huge boosts.
Silk reduces friction on your hair, meaning you're less likely to wake up with frizzy, flyaway locks - particularly handy if you need to get up and go quickly in the morning. Normal pillows can cause breakage and damage to our hair, something silk is far less likely to do.
Pillowcases made of silk may also be particularly beneficial for your face. It's reported that the smooth, flat surface of such a pillowcase can held reduce pressure on your face, allowing your face to smoothly move around at night.
In turn, the silk can help to stop those noticeable sleep creases, by eradicating the pressure on your face.
Silk is also naturally hypoallergenic, meaning it can be particularly helpful for people with sensitive skin or allergies which can affect their skin.
Plus, you don't even need to spend a fortune to reap the benefits of a silk pillowcase. While there are more expensive versions on the market, such as Victoria's, there are plenty of affordable options.
Given that a pot of night cream can cost around a similar price, we're willing to give this a go!
Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.
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