Why wool? What are the benefits of a wool mattress? Can wool really help you sleep better? Are wool mattresses comfy? Are they safe? Don’t they make you hot?
We’ve compiled a list of some of the greatest benefits of wool mattresses that will answer all of the above questions. With so many benefits, wool mattresses are the best choice not only for your health but for the future of the Planet as well. Read on and give wool a try next time you need a mattress for better sleep.
Wool helps the body regulate its temperature so that you are never too hot or too cold while sleeping on a wool mattress
Temperature regulation is one of the key factors for better sleep. Wool is naturally temperature regulative. Thanks to its extreme breathability and moisture-wicking quality, wool helps your body control its temperature so that you can get truly restorative sleep. Thus, wool keeps you cool in the summer & warm in the winter. Hooray!
A team of researchers in Australia have tried to define the science behind sleeping on wool and found out that it’s exactly the wool’s ability to help you control your body temperature that keeps you in the so-called thermal comfort zone for longer, thus allowing you to get more hours of deep sleep.
Wool Mattresses are hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant
Wool is naturally dust mite resistant. We wouldn’t be wrong to state that dust mites just can’t stand wool. How brilliant is that!
Dust mites are microscopic creatures that develop extremely well on dead skin flakes. They love the warm and moist areas in your home. And yes, there are dust mites in every home. If you haven’t noticed any at your home, consider yourself lucky enough to not be sensitive or allergic to them. Many are, however, suffering dust mite sensitivities and allergies. Severe allergy symptoms might even contribute to asthma and might include breathing difficulty and chest tightness.
That’s why it’s always a good idea to keep dust mites under control and wool bedding and wool mattresses can help you do that. They are all dust mites despise – breathable, cool, and lanolin-rich! These qualities repel any other kind of bacteria as well. That’s why wool is the perfect choice for newborns and for people with allergies.
Wool mattresses offer exceptional body support and comfort
Apart from the thermal comfort zone, wool mattresses also provide superior natural body support. Wool mattresses take care of your healthy posture during sleep. Through the unique way, the wool fibers distribute the weight evenly with no pressure points, they relieve joints pain and soothe muscles ache. Wool is better than any other natural or synthetic material in that endeavor.
On top of that, a wool mattress is perfect for couples and light sleepers since wool isolates the motion transfer. On a wool mattress, motion is not transferred from one part of the mattress to another so that when your partner moves, you don’t feel it on your side.
Wool mattresses do not off-gas VOCs and do not need fire retardants
Wool and other natural fibers (like cotton or hemp) that are not treated with anything are your only chance of avoiding VOCs. Wool is, however, the only material that will keep you away from VOCs without sacrificing comfort and without the need to be additionally treated with fire retardants.
Wool mattresses are the only mattresses that are not required by law to be sprayed with fire retardants. Wool is naturally flame resistant. Used in furniture items and bedding, it can provide a greater level of fire safety. Although flame retardants can offer benefits when added to some products, many of them are associated with adverse health effects in animals and humans. That’s why we’d better try to minimize our exposure to them.
It is hard to avoid VOCs, fire retardants, and live a toxic-free life, but small steps towards that ultimate goal are all worthwhile in the short and in the long term. So next time you’re about to bring some piece of furniture home, think twice, and bet on the natural option. That’s important especially for bedding, pillows, duvets, mattresses, and toppers since you spend a third of your life sleeping. And that’s a lot!
Wool mattresses are extremely durable
Wool is extremely durable, and therefore you can enjoy a wool mattress for life. Its durability and strength come from the fact that its fibers are super resilient and can be bent back on themselves 20,000 times before breaking. Cotton breaks after 3,200 bends and rayon fibers only last 75 bends!
Wool mattresses are kind to the Planet
Most of the conventional mattresses on the market now are complex products with lots of layers and chemicals keeping them together. Most of the elements they are consisted of could be recycled. That, however, does not always happen. Sadly, most of the mattresses end up in the landfill. Experts perceive the issue as a huge part of the environmental catastrophe we are facing.
That is why it’s extremely important to prolong the life of your current mattress and use it as much as possible. In case that is not an option, make sure to recycle it and choose a new mattress that is kinder to the Planet. A mattress that is sustainable and biodegradable. Wool mattresses are not only extremely durable and can last forever with the proper care and repair but they are also completely biodegradable.
A recent study shows that wool biodegrades in aquatic environments as well. In soil, wool functions as an effective soil conditioner and fertilizer. Wool is a win-win!
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