I was skeptical when I first heard wool bedding could actually help with night sweats. Then, I started getting feedback from customers who claimed they were no longer waking up in a pool of sweat because of their new wool topper, pillow, or comforter.
It was worth a test so I started sleeping with a wool comforter. It’s lighter than down, the insides don’t shift to the bottom and piles of filling don’t wander over to my side like down. It’s cozy without making me clammy.
Now I’m spreading the word, wool is not what you think it is.
Many articles have been written to detail the true virtues of the wool fleece gathered from sheep and alpaca. While doing my research I learned that wool has been making human beings comfortable for over 12,000 years.
I found wool works like a natural HVAC system, keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. It wicks moisture away from your body to create a thin layer of dry air next to your skin that locks in body heat in winter, cools your skin in summer.
Wool is also hypoallergenic because dust mites, the major cause of allergy and asthma suffering, don’t like wool. They’d rather live in down or other materials.
Wool is a natural flame retardant because it cannot catch fire; it basically smolders and extinguishes itself. That’s why firefighters wear wool uniforms and natural bedding manufacturers use wool in their products to meet federal and state fire codes. Think of all those disaster movies where they roll flaming humans in wool blankets, and you’ll get the idea.
Using wool products supports local farmers throughout the U.S., especially those letting their sheep or alpaca graze on pesticide-free pastures. Who wouldn’t want to support raising little lambs to maturity for their fleece rather than food and, have you ever seen the face of an alpaca you couldn’t love?
If you sleep with wool bedding, give me your thoughts.