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Wealldancelamacarena Wed 17-Dec-14 22:36:51

How does it feel like to sleep in silk sheets ? I need to know !!!!!

Icimoi Wed 17-Dec-14 22:38:26

No idea, but it never sounds very comfortable to me.

Janethegirl Wed 17-Dec-14 22:40:03

I used to have them many years ago. Very slippery is my only comment grin

misskangaandroo2014 Wed 17-Dec-14 22:40:08

Very slidy in my experience. Really, I wouldn't bother again.

PresidentTwonk Wed 17-Dec-14 22:40:31

Slippery! grin They feel nice but not so much when you wake up 982 times in the night to retrieve the pillow/duvet/yourself/your partner etc off the floor!! wink

ilovechristmas1 Wed 17-Dec-14 22:41:33

arent they naff now

Wealldancelamacarena Wed 17-Dec-14 22:42:19

But it must feel like you are in heaven no ?

NaiceNickname Wed 17-Dec-14 22:42:25

It's an absolute fucking ball ache. They are cold, and slide everywhere. DH has a thing about silk hmm, and once had the bright idea to sleep in stupidly expensive silk pajamas on stupidly expensive silk sheets... I heard him swearing his head off and stripping off half way through the night because he was sliding everywhere and the blanket kept slipping off us grin they've both been in the bottom drawer since.

CountingThePennies Wed 17-Dec-14 22:44:09

I did buy silk pillow cases and bottom sheet. Cost £600 for 4 pillow cases and double fitted sheet.

Hated it! It felt horrible. I thought it would just be better quality than satin. Imo satin feels much nicer.

Beangarda Wed 17-Dec-14 22:45:16

I keep seeing oddly-shaped, expensive silk pillows in the 'ideas for Christmas presents for the friend who has everything' pages, and gather they're supposed to help prevent facial wrinkles, but I can't figure out from the shape which way you're supposed to lie on them...?

MsVestibule Wed 17-Dec-14 22:45:43

I presume you mean satin? I like the idea of them, but aren't they cold in winter? Think I'd have to Velcro my pillow (and possibly myself) to the sheet.

This thread reminds me of my friend telling me how she'd wanted black satin sheets when she was a teenager in the 80s. Her mum bought some by mail order for her. For about 2 years after, she was bombarded with sex toy magazines grin. They obviously think a certain type of person has satin sheets...

petitdonkey Wed 17-Dec-14 22:46:21

I'm so glad you started this thread - I have been seriously considering investing in silk sheets but now I won't. I will buy a second set of my seriously gorgeous cotton sateen from The White Company!

BertieBotts Wed 17-Dec-14 22:47:14

Guh they sound horrible. I can't even sleep in silk nightwear.

MsVestibule Wed 17-Dec-14 22:48:01

After reading pennies post, I see there is a difference between silk and satin sheets. What is it? I've always thought of satin as being very slippery but silk being a bit rougher???

lessonsintightropes Wed 17-Dec-14 22:48:32

I read a Jilly Cooper novel in my teens (Bella, IIRC) where the hero/antihero sleeps in black satin sheets. They seemed impossibly romantic at the time, but as a grown up, give me cotton most of the time and jersey when it's very cold any day. Hate the slideyness of either satin or silk.

Only1scoop Wed 17-Dec-14 22:48:45

We used to stay in a Hotel with work years ago....black satin sheets on the kingsizeconfused

We used to call it porn paradise blush

Trumpton Wed 17-Dec-14 22:49:46

I have a silk pillowcase and love it. Bung it in the wash with the duvet cover and sheet. Don't iron it . My hair loves it too. But I haven't noticed any difference in my skin .

ilovechristmas1 Wed 17-Dec-14 22:52:00

silk boxer shorts were very popular late 80's early 90's

amicissimma Wed 17-Dec-14 22:52:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ClashCityRocker Wed 17-Dec-14 22:53:13

They're god awful, slippery and slidey and sticky if you sweat in the night. They just don't feel comfortable at all.

And I think they need washing more than normal sheets - I do my cotton ones weekly, these needed twice a week.

MsVestibule Wed 17-Dec-14 22:53:24

www.ehow.com/about_5553115_silk-vs-satin-sheets.html

ilovechristmas1 Wed 17-Dec-14 22:54:05

i remember silk scarf/pillow is very good for afro hair

i have no idea why,trumpton's post reminded me

blueshoes Wed 17-Dec-14 22:54:43

Sounds cold on the skin

maradesbois Wed 17-Dec-14 22:54:58

The dermatologist told me the thing about silk sheets helping prevent wrinkles, haven't ever tried though! She also correctly identified the side I slept on due to the appearance of my skin. Is satin not man made fibres? Surely it would be horribly sweaty.

BertieBotts Wed 17-Dec-14 22:55:22

"To prevent face wrinkles" does that mean the imprint of folded/wrinkled cotton on the skin? Who seriously gets that THAT badly? I sometimes have them in the morning but they're gone after 15 minutes max, by which point I'm only just leaving the house on my super efficient days!

LumionaMoonsplash Wed 17-Dec-14 22:56:18

I really want silk pillowcases but not sure if they are worth the money?

Ringovandingo Wed 17-Dec-14 23:10:47

I'd hate them! Can't stand the silly duvet covers wither they give me the rage

shadowfax07 Wed 17-Dec-14 23:12:30

Lumiona, I think they are, I haven't had any other pillow cases for a while now. I'm not sure about the skin benefits, tbh, but as a pp has said, my hair loves them! It isn't anywhere near as knotty each morning as it was on cotton pillow cases.

I'm currently cold-capping my way through chemo, and although my hair has thinned, I don't have any bald spots. One of the nurses asked what pillow cases I slept on, she nodded when I said silk.

Didactylos Wed 17-Dec-14 23:20:28

I have silk pillowcases to stop my curls frizzing so much. Really helps but I am a cheapskate so one side is silk and the rest is made from cotton blush

Didactylos Wed 17-Dec-14 23:21:12

was a cheap way of trying whether silk worked without spending a fortune

TinLizzie Wed 17-Dec-14 23:26:59

Always wanted silk bedding but have only gone as far as silk duvet and I love it. Only use it in summer but it's heavenly. I use a good quality cotton duvet cover so no idea how the silk really feels, but it drapes around us beautifully with no air gaps.

Mousefinkle Wed 17-Dec-14 23:28:35

Fucking horrid. Bought silk ones by mistake once, wanted a plain black cotton set (goth days, don't judge wink), got home and the flaming thing was silk. Couldn't be arsed returning it so tried it out, argh!! Nothing ever stayed on the bed, pillows and duvets just constantly fell off and it's very sweaty too. Hate silk pyjamas too, mum used to have a weird thing for buying me pink silk pjs for Christmas, sweaty and gross as hell.

EBearhug Wed 17-Dec-14 23:31:24

Isn't silk the fibre and satin the weave? So satin can be made from silk (good) but also from nylon and other manmade fabrics (bad because sweat and static-inducing.) And silk can have a normal weave or a satin weave. I only sleep in natural fabrics, mostly cotton, on account of the cost.

I have a silk (but not satin) sleeping bag liner which has travelled the world with me, and it's fab. Lightweight and washes and dries easily. I also take silk pyjamas with me.

I don't have silk sheets on my normal bed, but I am very tempted, and I suspect some time when I'm feeling extravagant... Hmm, maybe annual bonus time, depending on which of my managers got the final say.

squoosh Wed 17-Dec-14 23:40:01

This thread has reminded me that till very recently I thought the Moody Blues song was called Knights In White Satin, rather than Nights in White Satin.

I imagined some rather dapper knights on horseback complaining that the mud was playing havoc with their white outfits.

QTPie Thu 18-Dec-14 00:41:21

Get really nice cotton ones instead. Mine are 400 thread count and just so soft and snuggly - bought last year massively reduced in the House of Fraser sale (think that the super king duvet covers were about £80 each, reduced from £200 eac)

Summerisle1 Thu 18-Dec-14 00:47:52

I've slept in silk and satin sheets but not more than once. Cold, slippery, downright unpleasant! Falling out of bed several times in a night wasn't great idea. Really good cotton sheets are a luxury in themselves and far, far, more pleasant to sleep in. They also look a deal nicer. Most silk and satin sheets just look naff or like a throwback to some sort of 70's porn movie.

RockinHippy Thu 18-Dec-14 00:58:36

Cold, slidey, catch on everything & don't stay on the bed - just not worth hassle - best quality Egyptian cotton all the way

Bulbasaur Thu 18-Dec-14 02:41:22

It's all well and good until you sweat and they stick to you.

I personally prefer Egyptian Cotton, soft and warm. smile

driftingcloud Tue 19-Mar-19 21:29:25

Given the price of silk sheets I am surprised how many people have slept in them... is there a chance that some people are referring to manmade rather than true silk?

driftingcloud Tue 19-Mar-19 21:29:58

Oh bugger... it's a dead thread

RockinHippy Tue 19-Mar-19 23:44:26

I have in the passed, but never again.

They are very slippery, you spend tge night fighting to hold onto your duvet & the sheet keeps coming away from the bed, plus they catch really easily, so soon look tatty especially with cats & kids in the-- house--

If you want soft silky comfort, go for a high thread count Egyptian cotton, or bamboo

RockinHippy Tue 19-Mar-19 23:46:03

Oh bugger, & I've already commented below too 😂

TinklyLittleLaugh Wed 20-Mar-19 00:24:14

Slk is quite rough though surely? And not particularly sweaty.

Lovingbenidorm Wed 20-Mar-19 00:33:21

Sleeping on silk sheets wearing silk is just an accident waiting to happen

KC225 Wed 20-Mar-19 00:34:01

squoosh I also thought it was Knights in White satin - I thought they were going off on a quest but got lost

TheSerenDipitY Wed 20-Mar-19 03:41:37

i havent had silk sheets, ive had satin and sateen sheets, both are shit, slippy and the top sheet slides off all night long and they are prone to pilling
for my 21st i got 1000 thread count cotton sheets and over 20 years later they are still in use, so i now make the investment in 1000 thread count sheets, they get better with every wash and getting in the bed with them is bliss, ive tried 400 and 600 thread count, nice but not as nice as the 1000's

Snugglepiggy Wed 20-Mar-19 06:35:16

Hate the idea of 'shiny' sheets- real silk or synthetic -so never tried them.Ive just replaced worn out bedding with high thread count cotton sheets and they are so comfy.

Pk37 Wed 20-Mar-19 06:45:45

They’re awful. Truly awful and they look tacky af

kmc1111 Wed 20-Mar-19 07:41:19

Silk is seriously amazing. Unbelievably comfortable, breathable (heaven if you have hot flashes) and it holds up far better than even the nicest cotton. Costs a fortune though. If you want the real thing you’re looking at a couple of thousand for a few duvet covers and sheet sets. More if you want to go all in with silk pillows and duvets and blankets.

Satin/sateen/anything described as ‘silky’ or as having some percentage of silk is a totally different experience. Expensive, good quality satin pillowcases are ok, good for the hair, but anything that has that plasticy shiny look is bound to be a slippery, sweaty mess. Real silk is nothing like that.

BabyDarlingDollfaceHoney Wed 20-Mar-19 09:15:58

I sleep on a silk pillowcase because it makes my hair frizz less. Haven't seen a noticeable difference in my skin yet. Don't think I'd like a full set of silk bedding though, not very cosy.

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