Wool: The Choice for a Natural Mattress

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In the quest for better sleep and improved health, we turn to mattresses made from synthetic materials, such as latex and memory foam. While those options can be undeniably comfortable, they come with some drawbacks. If you’ve ever unrolled a new synthetic mattress topper out of the box, you know firsthand the noxious, headache-inducing fumes that are released.

A wool mattress is a natural
choice for better sleep.

There is a better option. A wool mattress is a natural choice for better sleep. Not sure how a wool mattress might support sleep health? Or if wool can even be used to make a healthy mattress? We’ll explore these topics and more.

Can Wool Really Be Used for Mattresses?

Let’s address the most common question first – yes, wool can be used to make mattresses. In fact, it has been used for centuries. This all-natural material creates a firm, supportive mattress that helps you enjoy a deep, restful sleep without any harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can be released from synthetic materials.

What Are the Benefits of a Wool Mattress?

So, wool mattresses exist. However, why should you choose them over conventional mattresses, memory foam or even latex mattresses? What are the benefits that only wool can offer? Actually, you’ll find quite a few important advantages with an organic mattress, including the following:

    • No VOCs:

As mentioned, wool does not release volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. These have been linked to things like eye and throat irritation, headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and more. The EPA notes that home furnishings can be a source of VOCs.

    • Naturally Flame Resistant:

All bedding is required by law to be flame retardant. Unfortunately, that means conventional bedding must be treated with chemicals to reduce the risk of fire. Wool, on the other hand, is naturally flame resistant thanks to the lanolin coating on each strand, meaning that it does not require any chemical treatment to comply with the law.

    • Naturally Supportive:

One reason that memory foam is so popular as a mattress construction material is its ability to support the body without creating pressure points. Wool is able to achieve the same support, but without the off-gassing and other problems that come with synthetic materials. Wool distributes your weight evenly, eliminating pressure points and helping to soothe aching joints.

    • Biodegradable:

Conventional bedding is made from a combination of natural and synthetic materials, all treated with chemicals. It can take years and years to even begin to break down when discarded in a landfill. Fully synthetic mattresses are even worse and may take centuries to begin to decompose. Wool mattresses, on the other hand, are completely natural and biodegradable, offering benefits to the environment. Wool is also a completely renewable resource, which reduces the demand for nonrenewable resources.

    • The Right Temperature:

One challenge that we all struggle with in bed is temperature control. You’re either too hot, or too cold. Wool helps to regulate your body temperature, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Say goodbye to waking up covered in sweat or shivering with the cold and hello to a full night of comfortable sleep.

    • Healthier for You:

Wool is not only an all-natural material, but it’s healthier for you and your family, as well. Unlike conventional mattresses memory foam options, wool is resistant to dust mites and is also both hypoallergenic and antibacterial. That means better sleep, less worry about insect infestations, and even reduced odors from your mattress.

    • Super Durable:

Finally, you’ll find that wool is among the most durable materials available. Wool fibers can be bent back on themselves at least 20,000 times before breaking. In comparison, cotton can only survive around 3,000 such bends. Wool stands the test of time, offering a comfortable, healthy, natural mattress that supports deep, restorative sleep.

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In Conclusion

While wool mattresses might not be as recognizable or widely available as conventional bedding nowadays, they are superior in just about every way. For those seeking a better night’s sleep, wool may be the way to go. However, they are not for everyone. Wool mattresses are generally firm rather than soft, require seasonal sunning and airing, and need care to ensure wool compresses evenly.

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  • Home of Wool natural wool-filled mattressHome of Wool natural handmade wool-filled mattress Best Seller
    Prices from $899

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    One-of-a-kind handmade wool mattress for the healthiest and most restorative sleep. Lay on the lavish amounts of pristine wool to experience unparalleled comfort. The springy wool fibers support your body and promote a healthy posture. Upgrade your sleep with heat and moisture regulation unlike any other material, keeping you cool in the summer or warm in the winter, allowing you to sleep longer and more restful. Experience uninterrupted sleep with complete motion isolation between the partners. Encased in luxurious organic cotton, wool, and linen fabrics.

    Completely chemical-free, with no off-gassing and zero VOCs. Hypoallergenic and suitable for people with chemical sensitivities, including MCS. Naturally dust mite and mildew-resistant, antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, and flame-resistant wool filling for the purest sleep environment. Naturally increased fire safety in your home without flame retardants. 100% biodegradable,
    using only sustainable renewable materials, with care for our planet.

    Need help choosing from the options? Read our guide.

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    • Handles for easy flipping and moving.
    • Wool bows on tufts for durability.
    • Durable metal zippers on the sides so you can easily adjust, add or remove wool if necessary (plastic zippers upon request)
    • Hand-tufted with natural linen thread through the whole item to keep the filling in place.
    • Complimentary mending kit.

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  • Home of Wool split mattress in 2 side by side pieces - zipped and unzipped
    Prices from $1629

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    One-of-a-kind handmade wool mattress for the healthiest and most restorative sleep. Lay on the lavish amounts of pristine wool to experience unparalleled comfort. The springy wool fibers support your body and promote a healthy posture. Upgrade your sleep with heat and moisture regulation unlike any other material, keeping you cool in the summer or warm in the winter, allowing you to sleep longer and more restful. Experience uninterrupted sleep with complete motion isolation between the partners. Encased in luxurious organic cotton, wool, and linen fabrics.

    Completely chemical-free, with no off-gassing and zero VOCs. Hypoallergenic and suitable for people with chemical sensitivities, including MCS. Naturally dust mite and mildew-resistant, antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, and flame-resistant wool filling for the purest sleep environment. Naturally increased fire safety in your home without flame retardants. 100% biodegradable,
    using only sustainable renewable materials, with care for our planet.

    Need help choosing from the options? Read our guide.

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    • Handles for easy flipping and moving.
    • Wool bows on tufts for durability.
    • Durable metal zippers on the sides so you can easily adjust, add or remove wool if necessary (plastic zippers upon request)
    • Hand-tufted with natural linen thread through the whole item to keep the filling in place.
    • Complimentary mending kit.

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  • Home of Wool futon mattress with natural wool fillingHome of Wool futon mattress - back pocket
    Prices from $1599

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    A one of kind handmade, versatile, easy-to-move and store-away wool mattress for the healthiest and most restorative sleep. Lay on the lavish amounts of pristine wool to experience unparalleled comfort. The springy wool fibers support your body and promote a healthy posture. Upgrade your sleep with heat and moisture regulation unlike any other material, keeping you cool in the summer or warm in the winter, allowing you to sleep longer and more restful. Experience uninterrupted sleep with complete motion isolation between the partners. Encased in luxurious organic cotton, wool, and linen fabrics.

    Completely chemical-free, with no off-gassing and zero VOCs. Hypoallergenic and suitable for people with chemical sensitivities, including MCS. Naturally dust mite and mildew-resistant, antimicrobial, anti-bacterial, and flame-resistant wool filling for the purest sleep environment. Naturally increased fire safety in your home without flame retardants. 100% biodegradable, using only sustainable renewable materials, with care for our planet.

    * Frame not included.

     

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    • Removable washable outer cover with zipper enclosure and non-piped edges.
    • Back pocket to slip over the frame.
    • Insert cover fabric in 50% Linen / 50% Cotton.
    • Insert is hand-tufted with natural linen thread to keep the filling in place.
    • Durable metal zippers on the sides of the insert so you can easily adjust, add or remove wool if necessary (plastic zippers upon request)
    • Ties on the cover to secure to the frame.
    • Complimentary mending kit.

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  • Home of Wool Natural wool mattress sampleHome of Wool mattress sample - features
    US$99US$153
    Experience our luxurious wool mattresses with this sample package before you make you decision. You’ll get all the exterior fabric and thickness options we offer and a free protector sample.
    Choose the option you like the most and we’ll refund the price of 1 sample per customer, whenever you purchase your first mattress from us.*
    Size: 15.7″ x 15.7″ (40 x 40 cm)
    Make time: 1 week
    Shipping time: 1-4 weeks / 3 days
    *Valid for only the standard and side-by-side mattresses, not including the Zero Waste campaign.
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