If you've ever suffered the indignity of waking up in a hotel room covered in bed-bug bites, you've probably already bought your own DreamSack. It is the brainchild of frequent traveller Nancy Morgan, who created the pure silk sack after years of sleeping in hotel beds of questionable cleanliness; occupying one is akin to retiring to a soft silk cocoon.
The sack comes in four sizes, from a compact single big enough for a tall adult to a spacious king size for two people. A silk pillow cover gives complete protection from bed linen or acts as a liner to keep sleeping bags clean.
The bedding is stored in a small bag whose dimensions, when packed, are roughly those of a tightly rolled belt, meaning it fits easily into hand luggage. It weighs only 170 grams. Because the sack is made of silk it retains body heat and is strong, light and flexible. It is also hard wearing and suitable for those with sensitive skin.
The DreamSack is hand and machine washable and is available in white and two shades of blue. It costs from US$62, plus delivery, and can be ordered at www.dreamsacks.com.
Travellers wanting pure silk pillowcases might like to visit www.ciaobella.com.au. Available in five colours, the products are reported to stop bed-head and sleep creases for A$49.95 (HK$345).
Meanwhile, jet-lag can apparently be banished by Holistic Silk's 'anti-ageing' pillowcase, which includes a removable lavender insert to aid sleep. Available from www.holisticsilk.co.uk for GBP37.50 (HK$600) each.