Microfiber pillowcases, the perfect affordable alternative to silk?!

Microfiber pillowcases, the perfect affordable alternative to silk?!

It is impossible to escape the silk pillowcase craze; Bloggers, influencers, and models have promised a silk pillowcase equals better hair and skin. But dermatologists and leading industry experts have claimed that although this may be true it's not exclusively silk but rather certain qualities associated with the material.    When compared, microfiber, in place of pricey silk, will save your skin—not convinced?  Let’s look at the facts:  Did you know you shed about 500 million skin cells a day?! Not to mention that many of that slough off while you roll around in bed… yes, ew! As gross as...

How Often Should You Clean Your Bedding?

How Often Should You Clean Your Bedding?

There’s something satisfying about sliding into clean, crisp sheets. However, we don’t always get around to cleaning them as often as we should. We’re not here to add any more laundry to your pile, but the truth is that cleaning and replacing your bedding is more important than you may think. Considering how many hours we spend in direct contact with our sheets, we should probably make washing them more of a priority.  Why is this so important?  It may be gross to think about, but your bed sheets and pillow cases are a magnet to sweat, dust mites and...

See What TorontoLife Has To Say About Benji Sleep

See What TorontoLife Has To Say About Benji Sleep

When Ben and Mark McLean moved downtown, the first thing they needed was new bedding. But they completely underestimated how inconvenient it was to buy items like sheets at a big-box store. Overwhelmed by all the options to choose from, they knew there had to be a better way to shop for quality bedding. In 2018, the brothers launched Benji Sleep, an online business with a simple mission: to provide the softest bed sheets on the internet at a fair and reasonable price, directly to your door.  “The main inspiration behind Benji Sleep was our sheer motivation to break the...

Choosing the sleep position that’s right for you

Choosing the sleep position that’s right for you

Getting a good night’s sleep is a feat we’re all trying to conquer every time we hit the sheets. However, there are many factors involved when it comes to having a restful sleep. Whether you’re on your back, side or belly, the way you sleep plays a major role in your general health and well-being. So...how are you sleeping every night? Keep on reading to find out the pros and cons of your go-to sleeping position and if you need to make any changes before tonight’s slumber!  On your back This is basically a savasana yoga pose, but in your...

The Benefits of Sleeping Naked

The Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Cozy pyjamas and silky sleepwear sound great and all, but have you ever slept in the nude? Surprisingly, only about 8% of people sleep naked which means so many of us are missing out. Sleeping in your birthday suit may not be your first choice, but it’s definitely worth the try! It allows your body to breathe, helps you wake up feeling more refreshed and comes with a handful of healthy benefits too!  Get a better quality sleep  It takes about 10 minutes for the average person to fall asleep, but if you’re sleeping au naturel, you’ll probably hit the...