The 5 Benefits of Sleeping in Wool.
You need a better night’s rest. And you’re ready to invest in your sleep to get more out of your wakeful hours. So you plan to get new bedding.
What you may not know is that the bedding fibers you choose are as important as your mattress choice. A material as unique as wool can improve the quality of your sleep significantly, and do it naturally. Here are just five benefits of sleeping in wool.
Benefit #1 — Temperature Regulation
Our body temperature changes throughout the night in order to get the sleep we need. To fall asleep and stay asleep, our core body temperature drops 1-2 degrees. So bedding needs to allow this to happen. Most bedding however, traps heat.
Skin temperature also naturally fluctuates throughout the night (REM sleep is warmer than NON-REM. And core temperature warms again as part of the waking up process. Your bedding environment can either help or hinder these processes (again, most hinders). Wool, on the other hand, works actively with temperature changes throughout the night and in the morning, so you stay asleep when needed, and wake when needed.
Benefit #2 — Resilience
Wool is the most resilient of bedding fibers. This means longer lasting and better performing bedding. A wool fiber can bend back on itself as many as 20,000 times without breaking. A cotton fiber, 3,000. And a silk fiber, just 2,000. Synthetics don't even make the grade. The natural crimp in a wool fiber makes it spring back to life after being slept on, night after night after week after year. Most people keep our wool bedding for at least 10 years.
Benefit #3 — Good for You, Good for Planet
Wool is the true sustainable fiber: it needs only fresh air, sunlight and grass to grow. (And some pretty amazing Aussie sheep!) While cotton needs lots of water and most use harmful insecticides, and down pulls feathers from birds, and 'down alternatives' worse still, are made from crude oil. We choose our sheep from the Coonawarra region of South Australia, a beautiful part of the world where sheep are free to roam and treated with care.
Benefit #4 — Hypoallergenic and no Harmful Chemicals
Wool is allergy-friendly. It naturally resists dust mites and other bugs that love moist climates found in other bedding, down and feather products especially. Wool bedding wicks excess moisture away from your skin to keep you more comfortable at night, and then releases it into the air.
Benefit #5 — Super Soft and Comfortable
Hey, this is wool after all! We combine the oldest and wisest fiber with the latest in science and technique to produce light, fluffy comforters and heavenly toppers that feel as beautiful as they perform. Indeed, we make our toppers extra thick for a luxurious comfort that can't be beaten. (Some of our customers have added our topper rather than changing their mattresses!)
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Don’t put off getting the quality sleep you should, or suffer that less than comfortable bedding you have now.
Premium cool wool offers dozens of benefits, five of which we shared above. I has been shown in research that Aussie wool will help you fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and deeper. It's why we started You Are What You Sleep.