Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A good nights sleep

The Sleeping Comfort Study - conducted by The Woolmark Company and the University of Sydney, funded by Australian Wool Innovation - has shown that through the development of a Thermal Comfort Rating System, wool is the natural choice for bedding products.Combining human and laboratory trials, the study examined more than 30 wool and non-wool 'over' and 'under' body bedding products by testing them in a range of temperature and relative humidity environments to establish a rating of sleeper comfort.

The study clearly demonstrated that wool bedding products:

Breathe more naturally than synthetic products
Increase the duration of the most beneficial phase of sleep known as REM, or Rapid Eye Movement
Regulate body temperature by ensuring the body gets to a comfortable sleeping temperature more quickly - and stays there for longer

Other advantages of wool -- Its eco friendly, biodegradable and its a renewable resource.
Wool bedding allows you to turn the thermostat down and use less fossil fuels, since it retains your own body heat.
Its long lasting, and it stays fresh longer.
Naturally Flame resistant
Helps with back pain by keeping in your body heat

Wow! Great motivation to create a jean quilt with a wool batt liner for the bed, maybe a wool bed, too. I slept on one once while visiting our friends in Ft. MacLeod. What a wonderful way to stay warm and sleep well. Someday I'm going to make one for us. Right now we have a wool blanket under the mattress cover.

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