Healthy Skin Thing – Modern Demands On Health Care Bedding

Editor   July 28, 2016   Comments Off on Healthy Skin Thing – Modern Demands On Health Care Bedding

The Federal Statistical Office’s white long and delivers the numbers black on white: every German spends an average of 8.22 hours daily in the bed and is therefore about one-third of his life time for sleep. Healthy sleep of central importance is the daily challenges sufficient to recover from. General impairment of mental and physical performance, restlessness, irritability, anxiety, depression and exhaustion are the most common effects of a reduced sleep quality. Therefore play a prominent role in addition to appropriate also a high-quality mattress bedding.

Unfortunately still too little attention paid to the subject, and often at the wrong end saved by higher quality bedding for the benefit of the discount goods around the corner is not.

What is purchase and treatment of bed covers, if the aspect of own health should not occur?

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A second skin

So narrow and long bed all night caresses human skin, it is so important for rested-being and well-being. Accordingly, rose bedding modern coinage in terms of functionality requirements and combine latest achievements in the fields of textiles, materials, biology and medicine.

The catalogue is extensive and makes bed linens to a multi-tasking product: in addition to its Visual should be initially necessarily made of skin-friendly material. Easy to clean, she should be, and guarantee long durability and service life -, and finally be even basis for healthy sleep.

Up to two litres

The first functional underwear – skin tolerability – request criterion implies sufficient breathability and moisture absorption capacity. The person per night sweats out up to two litres of body fluid.

Therefore, the material on the one hand must can absorb moisture and give back. Classic materials like linen but also hemp fibers absorb moisture optimally according to the and are a real alternative to the number one, the cotton natural fiber.

Silk can absorb up to 30% of own weight in moisture without this wet feeling and has the reputation of being particularly skin-friendly. Who relies particularly on skin compatibility, should access to natural fabrics from certified cultivation and controlled processing steps, which are available in specialist shops. In compliance with environmental standards for the entire textile chain from growing is guaranteed to processing by the manufacturers.

Less is more often

In times of a steadily increasing number of allergic diseases caused by environmental contaminants, biological and ecological products have moved strongly in the interest of consumers, organic bedding, for example, from organic cotton fibres is strong in the coming. Health-conscious consumers should rely manufactured standard 100 particularly on substances according to Öko TeX, which is relevant for asthmatics and makes you forget skin irritation.

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Lighter shade of bed sheets, the lower is the likelihood of harmful Formulants.

Textile treatments often constitute sources of danger, subsequent chemical treatments – textures – serve while improving certain material properties (E.g., flammability, Knitterfestigkeit etc.), however, can lead to skin allergies, especially if they are chemical in nature. Therefore consumers should keep their hands of bed linen, the instructions such as “note”wash separately”or”Color bleeds out”contain.” Bright colors contain generally less dye and help to reduce the burden on skin, darker fabrics have a tend to be higher potential of charm.

Up to 1,400 different dyes and substances to the “textile” are admitted as an aid in the textile production, some of which are detectable in the finished product, up to 20 percent can remain without extra duty of declaration according to legislators on the laundry. Some of the chemicals can go over in prolonged contact with the skin on the body and is absorbed by him.

Wash, wash, wash

In order to eliminate a possible rest on chemical substances in the tissue remaining for the most part, is a three-to four washing displayed prior to initial use. Witt-Weiden’s experts advise the bedding on a temperature of at least 60 degrees when cleaning to ensure. This will kill any frequently occurring pathogens like fungi and bacteria in addition to use reliably. The portal we recommend to wash bedding for hygienic reasons, even a week during the summer at least every fourteen days. Consumer should rather attack with warmer temperatures of sleep to duvet covers with smooth fabric, which help reduce the humidity output to a tolerable minimum as a genuine year-round alternative.


Just for cheap goods from low-wage countries: fewer warnings and texture information on textile labels all the better for their health.

Seersucker bedding can help for additional cooling, which are characterized by the weaving of different stripes, so that the fabric through the formation of tiny air cushion is not smooth on the skin.

Naturally anti-bacterial

New product research and development in assumes when it comes to promoting textiles, for example, from natural linen raw material, which is already inherently bactericidal, almost anti-static and stain resistant.

Antibacterial effects can be reinforced by zinc algae deposits or spinning of strands.

So polyester fibers are used, feinverteilt incorporated in the nano-piece copper – and zinc salts. Copper developed in conjunction with zinc effect reinforcing forces: the copper and zinc ions In contact with the skin support the production of hemoglobin, collages and other proteins conducive to the well-being of the skin. The copper content in turn reduces the susceptibility to infections of the skin and helps the skin’s healing process.

Copper-laden textile fibers inhibitory affect the spread of microbial colonies, which can in the warm and humid air microclimate favourable to them feel comfortable bedding and rapidly develop.

Socks with copper fibers to fight bacteria and athlete’s foot have made it before and ushered a product trend has reached now the bedding manufacturers.

The power of algae

Another product development has adopted the algae issues and has become an insider tip in the area of sleep hygiene. The natural, anti-inflammatory substances of algae used profitably in the form of bed linen deposits.


The high mineral salt and vitamin content of algae is released due to the natural humidity of the skin on skin contact and allows for an active exchange of material between fibre and skin.

In doing so, a number of detoxifying and purifying nutrients is evenly absorbed by the organism over fumes in direct skin contact and unfold their effect especially for chronic skin diseases. So, algae deposits are already promising used against eczema and psoriasis. In tests of the competence center ‘Skin and textiles’ the Jena University Clinic, skin fabric fibres have proven titles with silver and algae share fungus and bacteria. The Institute came to the conclusion that the fibers inhibit the growth of fungi and also kill them (source:



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