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Silk-filled comforter a functional luxury

Natural silk floss-filled blanket provides luxurious temperature regulation.

Special to The Seattle Times

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A good night's sleep is hard to come by, especially when you're either too hot or too cold. You're no prima donna, Goldilocks. You just want some shut-eye.

Brought to the Northwest by Lana Abrams, Mulberry West comforters and blankets are stuffed with strands of silk fibers from the cocoons of silkworms fed a steady diet of mulberry leaves. The silk fibers are surrounded by 300-thread-count cotton and lined in satin. Who doesn't love a little functional luxury?

In addition to keeping the body cool while wicking away moisture -- a feature women of a certain age will appreciate -- this anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic bedding is a boon to allergy sufferers.

From $99 at Bedrooms and More (Wallingford), The Sleep Store (Bellevue) and