This report comes from the WOOLMARK website
Today the bedroom is much more than a place for sleeping. It is a quiet haven, a retreat from the stresses of day-to-day life. Wool bedding provides the perfect mix of strength and softness that gives powerful feelings of safety, security and comfort – and most importantly a great night’s sleep.
Wool is naturally breathable making it a very efficient temperature regulator and resistant to clamminess. Its natural elasticity means it stretches when pressed, before springing back gently to its natural shape. Because of wool’s natural benefits, a good night’s sleep can be easily achieved while sleeping on or under wool.
Today the bedroom is much more than a place for sleeping – it is a retreat from the stresses of day-to-day life. Wool naturally provides the perfect mix of strength and softness that allows us to feel safe, secure and comfortable. Wool bedding products include quilts, underblankets, pillows, comfort tops, mattress layers, blankets and sleeping bags.
Wool bedding is renowned the world over for its outstanding quality and performance. Download this pdf to discover why wool wins in the bedroom.
SLEEP BETTER WITH WOOL
Science is showing that sleeping with wool adds to a good night’s sleep.
The Woolmark Company is currently funding sleep research studies with three organisations: University of Sydney, RMIT University and the Norwegian Institute of Consumer Research (SIFO).
The Woolmark Company-funded research at the University of Sydney has found that sleeping in wool apparel can promote the ease of falling asleep and enhance deep sleep.
Work at RMIT University utilises a life-sized manikin (named ‘Newton’) to compare the insulation properties of wool and polyester filled doonas.
Preliminary results indicate a distinct difference in microclimate humidity within the bed, with wool moderating both the humidity peaks and troughs and consequently providing a more stable environment for sleeping.
The Woolmark Company-funded study at SIFO involves market research to gain an overview of barriers that need to be overcome to increase the adoption of wool as a bed-textile.
The research concentrates on the two neighbouring countries, Norway and Sweden, with very similar climates and culture, but with very different adoption rates on the use of wool.
TYPES OF BEDDING
There are many different types of wool bedding. Why not source some wool suppliers today.
Wool underblankets offer you amazing value and peace of mind. The natural ergonomics of wool underblankets relieve pressure points and give the body more even support. Wool pile underblankets, or mattress overlays, are designed to fit easily over a mattress and under a sheet. Wool underblankets help to protect mattress surfaces from body oils and perspiration, reducing cleaning and maintenance costs and extending the life of bedding.
Wool-filled quilts, comforters and pillows
Wool-filled bedding products provide a desirable, luxurious alternative to those made with down/feather or polyester. Wool quilts are more comfortable than polyester because of the wool fibre's superior thermal insulation and moisture absorption qualities.
The cushion effect, or resilience, of the pillow is vital and is determined by the ability of the filling fibre to trap air. Wool is a popular choice for pillow filling, and for filled pillow covers, because of its natural resilience and its thermal qualities.
A mattress with a wool top layer provides the comfort and luxury needed for restful sleep and additional insulation to help the body to maintain the optimum sleeping temperature. Mattresses may be filled entirely with wool, but today’s newer models are made with a top layer of wool.
Similar to a wool-filled quilt, the mattress topper is a product with higher density to allow for resting body weight.
Is there an odour?
Even organic cotton and wool can have an odour. Your Blessed Earth wool bedding product is as pure as you can get, anywhere in the world. The outside cotton casing is organic cotton. The organic wool is cleaned with certified organic detergents, in fresh water. Some lanolin remains and this can have a faint odour, noticeable by some and not by others. At certain times of the year, when the humidity is high, the odour can be stronger when taken out of the packaging if you have a sensitive sense of smell. Usually any odour can be overcome by wiping down your wool bedding product with a 10:1 solution of water and white vinegar, then airing in the sun. There is nothing wrong with the product, however if this is a real issue for you, you are welcome to return it at your own expense for a full credit.