Bodily Benefits of Linen Bedding

Bodily Benefits of Linen Bedding
Bodily Benefits of Linen Bedding

Organic products have long been a popular trend in food, but now they’re taking over the home decor industry as well, and for good reason. Sustainably sourced, organic home goods not only last longer and use fewer chemical additives, they can actually benefit you as well.

Linen sheets, for example, have long been a staple in many homes, but organic linen sheets are starting to replace traditional linen fabrics. If you’re looking to create a more sustainable and organic environment within your home, organic linen is definitely a fabric that you should invest in. But before you go out and buy just any organic linen sheets, here’s a short guide to help you better understand the many benefits that linen has to offer.

Why Linen?

Before we dive a little deeper into the benefits of organic linen sheets, you first need to understand a little bit about the fabric itself. Linen is created using fibers from the flax plant and has been used since ancient times. In fact, ancient Egyptians frequently used this fabric for clothing because of it’s excellent quality and breathability.

Buying linen might be a bit of a change for you, especially if you’re used to judging fabrics by their high thread count. Because cotton is a very fine , cotton sheets typically feature a higher thread count. However, linen consists of much thicker fibers, and as a result, a lower thread count certainly doesn’t mean lower quality or comfort.

Now that you have a basic knowledge of what linen is and how purchasing it can be a little bit different, let’s get into a few of the many benefits that this fabric has to offer.

Linen Is an Excellent Temperature Regulator

No matter what kind of climate you live in, keeping your body within a certain temperature range can vastly improve your sleep. It might seem like a good idea to have multiple sets of sheets made from varying materials, but in reality linen takes all of those fabrics to the cleaners when it comes to temperature regulation. Not only does linen have a heat conductivity rating five times higher than wool, it helps you maintain cooler body temperatures by approximately four degrees when compared to cotton or silk. Linen really is the fabric that can do it all.

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Linen Lasts a Lifetime

As previously stated, linen fibers are much thicker than those of cotton and other materials commonly used to make bedsheets. And, unlike other fabrics, linen actually becomes stronger with each wash. That means you can machine wash your linen sheets as often as you want without fear of the fabric wearing out. For a wonderfully clean sleeping experience, organic linen sheets are usually your best option.

Gentle on Sensitive Skin

When you’re picking out bed sheets, you need to consider that we spend around one-third of our lives sleeping. That means you’re going to be seeing a lot of those sheets you end up choosing. Just as you nourish the inside of your body with organic foods, you should nourish the outside of your body with organic fabrics. And organic linen sheets are extremely gentle on the skin. Even people with the most sensitive skin can find comfort in linen sheets.

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Purchasing organic products ensures that manufacturers around the world are using safer, more sustainable practices to create them. You’re doing a service to those manufacturers by purchasing their product, but when it comes to linen, you’re doing an even better service to yourself. Once you make the switch, you may find yourself unable to go back.

This post was contributed by Sean Woitas of Linoto.

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and is the Marketing Manager at NaturallySavvy.com. She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.