Linen - an ode.
This covetable fabric presents so many benefits to one's sleep environment, it trumps cotton, wool and bamboo on every level. It's also extremely low maintenance, requires less washing than other bedding, and dries quickly in the sun
So why does linen cost more? While being more sustainable in production that cotton, or other fabrics used for bedding, the production from plant to bedding is reasonably laborious, and it's more difficult to spin than cotton.
But, investing in linen pays dividends. Let's look at some of the ways linen is scientifically known to improve sleep, overall health, and it's remarkable prevention skills:
Durability - linen is 30% stronger than cotton
Stimulates blood flow and promotes relaxation
Sustainable and organic
Improves overall health
Light massaging effect (microscopic breaks in the fabric)
Structurally sound fibre - products keep their shape
Environmentally friendly - the flax plant requires less water and chemicals to be cultivated.
Resistant to bacteria, fungus, dust mites, and is naturally insect repellent.
Suppresses live pathogenic bacteria, microflora, and fungi
Doctors recommend that those people who have problematic or hypersensitive skin, suffer from dermatological disorders, have allergies, or are asthmatics sleep on linen bedding.
Flax cells and human cells are complementary to each other at an electronic cellular level. In fact, the human cell can entirely absorb a flax cell. Linen bedding delivers 6-12 hours of intimate contact with a fabric
Our homes collect radioactive gas, radon, especially with installation of tight plastic windows. Radon is formed at the disintegration of uranium, contained in the ground as well as building materials. There are only two ways to be protected from the harmful effects of this gas: the first alternative is to keep your windows open at all times - the other is to sleep on linen bedding. The latter curtails the levels of radiation over two-fold and cuts the impact of gamma-radiation in half.
Reduced sensitivity to catarrhal diseases
Recent scientific research indicates that daily contact with linen reduces one’s susceptibility to catarrhal diseases. Such constant contact between the human body and linen fabrics promotes an increase in the blood levels of immunoglobulin A – which, in turn, protects the mucous membranes of the mouth, respiratory tract, and digestive path from microbes and viruses. A deficiency of this element subjects our internal organs, the liver and heart among these, to higher risks of acquiring diseases. Wrapping the body in damp pure linen fabric is believed to cleanse the organism of slags, revitalise the skin, and produce an overall net healing effect on the body.
In one such application, strings of flax are used prior to the placement of internal sutures during surgical operations. These strings, then, gradually dissolve within the organism. Pure linen also destroys bad odours. Placing linen insoles in footwear absorbs surpluses of moisture in the internal surfaces of the shoes, which serves to suppress harmful microorganisms, bacteria, and fungi. Recent studies have suggested that female fertility is significantly increased by pure linen sheets - we're watching this one closely.
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