Cleaner Sleep with Silvon
I partnered with Silvon to see what the antimicrobial silver hype was all about…
i get it now.
I don’t know about you, but I take my bedding very seriously. In all honesty, I take the whole bedroom situation quite seriously. When we were planning our renovation, I knew that I wanted to create the kind of space that you didn’t want to leave in the morning, and weren’t trying to avoid at night. I wanted it to exude the vibe of cozy sanctuary, a place where early bedtimes are exciting, coffee in bed is a must, and thoughtful, comfortable bedding is key.
I partnered with Silvon on this post to style, photograph, and introduce their sheets into our everyday life here at Casa Better Happier. Silvon sheets are woven with silver yarn, to prevent the growth of bacteria. That’s great and all, but let me begin by saying I am, *so picky* when it comes to bedding. As a die-hard linen sheet lover, I was entirely curious to see what all the hype was about, and if I would be sold on the quality, cleanliness element, and overall feel of the fabric. My big takeaway? I get it now.
I knew our pillowcases in particular weren’t doing us any favors in the skincare department, and I think it’s safe to say that bedding in general is a breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria that we probably don’t want to be sleeping in night after night. It also occurred to me ages ago that if I thought long and hard enough about the fact that our squirmy, cuddly bird dog manages to shimmy her way underneath the sheets and blanket every, oh and I do mean every, single night during the fall and winter months, I would never let her in the bed again. She’s cute, but she’s still an animal that spends a big part of her day roaming around outside, sniffing for rabbits, harassing squirrels, and digging up dirt. I’m diligent about washing our bedding, because even after 23 paw cleanings, dirt manages to appear on every surface she touches, but I’m also not one to pretend that my typical washing routine for our sheets keeps up with near enough of what she leaves behind.
We’ve been snuggling up in these sheets for a week now, and I’m thrilled to report that they are so, so comfortable, to the point that the fact that they still feel hyper-clean aspect just feels like a bit of a bonus. If you’re curious about some of the nerdier specifics (like I was) see below for some more details.
so, what does
my sheets are made of “antimicrobial silver” actually mean? | via Silvon
Basically, silver carries a naturally positive ion charge and bacteria carries a naturally negative ion charge. These opposing charges are what makes silver and bacteria attracted to each other. Silver then breaks bacteria’s cell wall and destroys it before it has a chance to reproduce.
Silver is naturally oligodynamic – simply put this means that it prevents the growth of bacteria. By fusing our fibers with natural silver, these antimicrobial properties are permanently ingrained into our fabrics. We’d love to say we’re the first to use this silver technology, but do a quick search and you’ll see that it’s actually been used since the beginning of modern medicine.
Our silver yarn is made with pure silver right here in the USA. We use pure silver because we don’t believe in harsh chemical treatments.
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this post was created in partnership with Silvon
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