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Suffering from night sweats? Wool bedding can help

By siteadmin 13 years ago 937 Views 7 comments

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.

My latest article for Organic.org spells out 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 fire fighters 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.

"Sleeping with Wool – Nature’s Natural Air Conditioning"

Merino Wool Bedding 2 months ago at 10:05 AM
Thanks for your article on the benefits of using wool blankets. Have you heard of the recent Clinical Study that was done by Australian researchers about the medical benefit of using wool mattress pads for medical purposes? Their research shows how using these wool products drastically reduces the chances of getting pressure ulcers. This is just one more benefit you can add to using Wool for bedding. Shirley
Chris Chamberlin 2 months ago at 10:05 AM
Shirley,
I am only aware of a study conducted by The Woolmark Compan and the University of Sydney, funded by Australian Wool Innovation. Would love it if you could let me know what the study was called and where I can find details of the results. I'm doing another article for Organic.org on organic fibers and it might be useful. Thanks for you input! -Chris
ice yarn 2 months ago at 10:05 AM
I do not use it but I am excited when I read your passage because if it works , it makes some people happy.Thank you.
Blankets 2 months ago at 10:05 AM
This is quite a helpful and informative posting I must say. I am sure many people out there would find this posting beneficial.
bedding and comforters guy 2 months ago at 10:05 AM
This is an accurate article, and there have been a number of conclusive studies along these lines. It's long been known by shelpherds in 3rd world countries, that wool is a very good insulator.
john@nurserybeddingsets.com 2 months ago at 10:05 AM
My little brother suffers from asthma, I have always wondered if this has anything to do with sleeping with cotton bedding that tends to attract dust. What they need to do is create some good wool bedding sheets that are nice and cool like Egyption cotton
treatment of piles 2 months ago at 10:05 AM
This is a great article. Wow, so many of these things I never thought of before. I often read posts, even on this site, and I think they are great, but I don’t take the time to leave a comment. I’m going to start leaving more comments for sure.