Natural Bedding- The Facts
Recent research has shown that under many different temperature
conditions, people sleep better if they use natural bedding
products compared to synthetic ones.
In this research, people were asked to sleep on or between
different types of natural and manmade bedding products,
and in a range of different room temperatures. The aim
of the trials was to ascertain which combinations of bedding
products achieved the best thermal comfort rating amongst
the sleepers. Wool was found to provide many of these
sleepers with a more comfortable sleeping temperature,
which in turn maximised restful sleep.
In the coldest tests the wool came first with sleepers,
who also confirmed that the alternative synthetic products
took much longer to warm up before they became ‘comfortable’.
In the warmer trials wool also scored a first place as
sleepers confirmed that it was ‘warm’ but
still remained ‘more comfortable’ than the
alternatives that were tested.
The above sleep trial clearly shows that natural bedding
products, especially wool, have the ability to breathe
and therefore maintain a sleeper at a more comfortable
temperature really can make a significant improvement
to both the quality and quantity of their sleep.
The woollen bedding that was used in the trial included
underblankets, overblankets and wool quilts. Sleepcheaper
offer a range of woollen bedding using 100% merino lambswool,
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