Wool - The perfect choice for any bedding
Posted on Feb 10, 2012
Harmony in the Home Blog
Seven Reasons for Choosing Wool Bedding for a Healthy Sleeping Environment
What would you do for a restful, healthy nights sleep every night, so you awaken stress-free and are ready to meet the day? Do you think about unhealthy toxins in your sleeping environment? Why choose wool over other materials? Here are seven reasons to consider purchasing wool bedding for a healthy sleeping environment.
1. Thermal Factor
Wool is soft, elastic and resilient and acts as your own personal climate control, adjusting automatically to your body temperature. Wool bedding has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio compared to other materials. Wool is a natural insulator and is lightweight so it keeps the body warm in winter and cool in summer. The wool is soft, comfortable and healthy and does not promote static electricity nor static cling. In addition, the average person can lose up to three pints of moisture during sleep. Wool bedding quickly wicks this moisture away from the body without making bedding feel clammy, cold or uncomfortable. No tossing and turning means you sleep better throughout the night.
2. Heart Factor
According to the Polytechnic Institute of Wales, their statistics show that a person's "heart rate under the wool bedding was significantly lower 100% of the time compared to polyester." Wool bedding is good for your heart and your longevity.
3. Eco-friendly Factor
Organic Wool means wool that is processed without the use of chlorine washes, dyes or solvents. Wool is a renewable, sustainable and biodegradable fiber that is sheared from sheep. All natural wool bedding is a good choice for you and good for the planet.
4. Allergy Factor
The fact is that, many people today sleep on comforters, mattresses and pillows manufactured from petrochemicals, synthetic fillers, poly fibers, and poly foams. This despite the fact that these materials off-gas toxic fumes directly into the sleeping environment. In addition, many of these synthetic materials are made using large amounts of pesticides, bleaches, and herbicides, traces of which are often still found in the finished product. Synthetic materials are also perfect hosts for allergens and dust mites. When present in the sleeping environment, these allergens place increased stress on the respiratory and immune system often contributing to, or causing allergic reactions. Wool is naturally resistant to dust mites, mold and mildew. Wool bedding creates a fresh, allergen free sleep environment.
5. Safety Factor
Organic wool bedding offers another distinct advantage in that it is naturally flame resistant. What this means to you is that bedding products containing wool layers meet all Federal Flammability requirements without the use of toxic, chemical flame retardant sprays or chemical powders. No chemicals means a healthier nights and safer nights sleep.
6. Comfort Factor
Wool provides an ultra-cozy sleep surface for all-night comfort. Wool relieves pressure points and muscle aches as it recovers up to 95% of its shape when compressed. The result is less back pain, neck stiffness and muscle aches. Tired joints and muscles are soothed by the plush feel of wool, allowing for a deeper, more restorative sleep. Air can circulate easily through wool fibers, so your bedding is kept fresh and breathable. Wool bedding is also lightweight, so it provides excellent warmth without the heavy weight of synthetic materials or down. Wool bedding is a great choice for people with arthritis, rheumatism and who have chronic back pain.
7. Rejuvenation Factor
Wool bedding is the choice when it comes to peaceful sleep. Less time is spent tossing and turning as sleep on wool increases the duration of the most beneficial phase of sleep known as rapid eye movement (REM).
The natural benefits of wool bedding includes an affordable price and great comfort for years to come. We hope using wool bedding helps you and your family enjoy a healthy sleeping environment and a good night’s rest.
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