The Benefits of Wool
Benefits of Wool
Studies show that people sleeping with wool bedding have a lower heart rate, less sleep disturbance, and increased duration of beneficial REM sleep. Wool Thermo-Regulates and is remarkably comfortable in all seasons. In the winter it warms you without overheating or causing 'clamminess'. Conversely, in warmer seasons, it actually helps to keep you cool by wicking moisture away from your skin. This capability makes wool the ideal fiber for bedding as it helps your body to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the night — regardless of the season. Wool bedding is especially helpful for those who experience night-sweats or hot flashes. It is the most effective when the entire bed is made of natural, breathable fibers.
Wool is naturally dust-mite, mold and mildew resistant. Wool quickly absorbs and releases moisture and thus does not allow the damp conditions that dust-mites and molds thrive on. Other fibers, such as down and cotton, do not readily release moisture. Since dust-mites require moisture to survive, they don’t prefer wool.
The protective lanolin coating found in wool makes it naturally resistant to combustion. Wool bedding is able to pass flame tests without the use of added chemicals.
Even More Benefits of Wool!
Wool mattress pads and toppers provide relief from painful pressure points as you rest. People suffering from chronic pain such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and bed-sores often find comfort with wool.
The coiled, textured wool fibers grab onto each other forming a stable matrix. Thus wool won’t leave bare spots like down when used in bedding.
Moses - an example of one of the dogs who protect our sheep from predators by chasing them away.
Some of our happy sheep roaming free by the Oregon coast
Many who suffer allergies and chemical sensitivities find refuge with our pure, natural bedding products. Even those who have “wool” allergies can often tolerate our wool bedding!!
Our wool growers agree to raise their sheep humanely following sustainable criteria. The sheep are not harmed during the shearing process and the wool is processed without the use of any chemicals. Wool is also biodegradable and can even be composted!