contribute to the comfort wool provides and the measurable
beneficial impact it has on the quantity and quality of sleep.
- The springy,
resilient wool fiber batting structure contains an abundance of
air. This fiber/air combination acts to cushion the body
and prevent the formation of annoying and often painful pressure
- Wool has the
ability to absorb large amounts of moisture vapor without
feeling wet and clammy. The average person gives off a pint of
water vapor as perspiration during an eight hour sleep period
under a comforter. The ability of the fiber to handle
this moisture is very important.
Dust Mite resistant. Wool dries very quickly and dust
mites don't like dry places.
- The wool
fibers "natural climate zone" effect is especially
advantageous in a pillow. Large quantities of body moisture are
produced in the head area. The moisture and the pressure of the
head are concentrated in a relatively small area, with head
weight and movement tending to force the moisture down into the
- Wool is the
most perfect insulator. Wool is worn in many areas of the world
to keep warm, yet the Bedouins of the Sahara wear wool because
it keeps them cool.
study conducted by the Ergonomics Unit at the
Polytechnic Institute of Whales confirmed that a wool
filled comforter is more comfortable than the
equivalent in weight and construction of synthetic comforters.
The physiological data showed that:
heat rate under the wool filled comforter was
significantly lower 100% of the time.
humidity next to the skin under the wool comforter
was significantly lower 71% of the time.
temperature rise of the skin above 91 degrees, which is
considered to be the optimum level for sleep comfort, was
significantly higher under synthetic filled comforters 80%
of the time.
- Results from a
study at the
Hohenstein Research Institute in Germany showed similar
results. The findings illustrate that it is not just the
construction of the comforter that makes it the best
fiber to sleep on or under, but that there is an
inherent benefit offered by the wool fiber itself.
Due to its physical
structure and its natural chemical make up, wool fill
handles body moisture under warm and cool sleeping conditions
in a manner superior to any competitive cotton, down or synthetic
fiber. Down and cotton have the additional disadvantage of losing
their loft as they become damp.
Pure Grow Wool is used in our products.