We've all heard about the benefits of using a silk pillowcase to discourage hair snagging during the night and keep wrinkles at bay, but now there's a new pillow in town - the 'cooling pillow'.
Sleep brand have apparently provided the solution to hot, sweaty pillows and lacklustre nights of slumber with their magic invention. Featuring a 'pillow-in-pillow' design, the combination of a breathable 100% cotton outer layer and silky fibres inside, encased by a two-inch airlock, provides a unique airflow situation that ensures you're always sleeping on the cool side of the pillow.
Not just a feature to provide soothing comfort on hot, sticky summer nights, but also greatly increases the chance that our much-lauded anti-ageing products will actually work. Our lotions and potions may promise to keep wrinkles at bay, but for the most important anti-ageing contributor to work, we need to be sleeping at an optimum temperature of less than 72 degrees. At this lower temperature the sleep hormone Melatonin can be released, which in the anti-ageing battle - helping to facilitate hair growth, and repair damaged skin overnight. Not to mention the fact that a well-rested, relaxed face looks instantly younger and plumper, and according to , sleeping at a cool temperature is actually better for our all-round health.
According to a Generation Bed Report commissioned by , 48% of people agreed that getting the temperature of their room just right was their top priority for a restful slumber, followed by having the perfect sheets and duvet (43%), finding the perfect lighting (26%), and wearing the most comfortable PJs (15%).
The same survey revealed that one third of participants agreed that they feel “at my most safe [in bed]” and a fifth said that's also where they feel "at my happiest”.
Well, it sounds like we better get moving and invest in a cooling pillow if we want to reap the pore-shrinking, wrinkle-removing benefits we so vehemently seek (and be able to actually get to sleep in the heat). Just make sure the core room and your subsequent body temperature is less than 72 degrees before you try to get your forty winks.
Casper cooling pillows can be found online starting from £60.